Catherine Wheel – Balloon

Great Yarmouth’s Catherine Wheel was formed in 1990. I was very impressed with their early work. This was predominantly shoegaze, but then they went a bit rock and got a massive following from the US College Radio scene. This enabled them to outlast most of the early nineties scenesters.

The Balloon EP demonstrates that Catherine Wheel had more up their sleeves than the run of the mill indie chart offering. Balloon and Intravenous are vivid well crafted pop songs. Balloon was the first song that made me seek out Catherine Wheel after hearing it on the radio. It’s catchy tune that encouraged radio play. There are two live tracks included Let Me Down Again and Painful Thing they showcase their live energy.

Catherine Wheel : Balloon s-l500

Balloon
Intravenous
Let Me Down Again (Live)
Painful Thing (Live)

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One thought on “Catherine Wheel – Balloon

  1. This was my introduction to Catherine Wheel too. I think they got better – ‘Adam And Eve’ is one of my favourite albums of all-time. Not a lot of shoegaze sounds on that record!

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