Kingdom of Roots

by If Anything Happens To The Cat

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Album pre-order available through Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/iahttc/if-anything-happens-to-the-cat-kingdom-of-roots

Kingdom of Roots marks the return of Belgian indie orchestra If Anything Happens To The Cat after a year long hiatus, and sees the band once again shed its skin with a highly experimental record featuring a more visceral sound, while still retaining their post-rock antics.

Musically speaking this is very much a guitar record in which the band embraces and builds upon their signature sound of layered melodies and anthemic vocals. Like the previous record, Kingdom of Roots is dominated by a singular lyrical theme. This time we see the band delve deeper into the meaning of putting down roots and how these roots differ from one another, resulting in a sonically muscular and lyrically introspective record.

Kingdom of Roots is the band's third studio album, after Sun Drunk Moon in 2014 and Mångata in 2017. IAHTTC's music is an unpredictable mix between post-rock, shoegaze and indie rock. Every song is a journey: through intertwining layers of guitars and synths, past flashes of vocals and guest instruments, often culminating into crushingly emotional climaxes. It has been described by critics as a unique, adventurous and technically masterful take on the post-rock genre.

Kingdom of Roots contains 44 minutes of new music, spread over 8 songs. The album was recorded at Much Luv studio during the summer of 2019 with help of producer/engineer Tim De Gieter, with whom the band also worked for their previous record Mångata, and was mastered by Frederik Dejongh at Jerboa Mastering.

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releases March 20, 2020

Recorded, mixed and produced by Tim De Gieter at Much Luv Studio
Mastered by Frederik Dejongh at Jerboa Mastering

All music written and performed by If Anything Happens To The Cat
Additional vocals on ‘Intrinsic Gravity’ by Emily Vernaillen

Artwork by b.orre and kermodory

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If Anything Happens To The Cat is a five-piece indie orchestra from Belgium. Their music is an unpredictable mix between post-rock, shoegaze and indie rock. Every song is a journey: through intertwining layers of guitars and synths, past flashes of vocals and guest instruments, often culminating into crushingly emotional climaxes. ... more

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Track Name: Aloha from Heaven
My mind felt like a sixties carnival, in search of never-ending rest
The wheels roll off the tarmac, listen to the sound of their disdain
Scorching heat, uphold the sun, from shining on my brow
Your voice rolls of the intercom, for all I know it’ll fade in time

And they told me to lie down and watch the rest
And I know to start, I need some keys to open up

As the low moon dances first, it crops the roots right of the trees.
The smell of ozone stings the air, covers me so steadily
And you owe it to his life, and you know that far too well
Just keep mounting to the sun, say aloha when you’re there
Because you owe it to his life, and you know that far too well
Just keep mounting to the sun, say aloha when you’re there
As the low moon dances first, it crops the roots right of the trees.
The smell of ozone stings the air, cover me but steadily

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