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Somewhere up North (Thurso to be exact) there must have been a conversation that started “How do we follow up on Gag Reflex?”. We can imagine that the question caused a few chuckles.

“Its proof if any was needed again that even a three-piece can make an awful lot of entertaining noise without the aid of an orchestra of guitars.” Rockulus Maximus

Gag Reflex was the debut from Cactus&Cardigan the three piece featuring Peter Bacon, Marc Sutherland and Jack Macphee. “I’d be lying if I said that the lyrics were sculpted in anyway”, Peter comments when describing the process of constructing the songs, adding “anyone listening to the EP (Gag Reflex) may not find this a surprise!!”

The band take influence from Reuben, System Of A Down and Everytime I Die,“We make music we like and enjoy playing. if other people enjoy it as well it’s a bonus” Peter adds “but not compulsory.”

The debut is certainly to behold with tracks that could not be described as subtle, titles such as “Smegma” and the truly beautiful “George Michael Cums Cobwebs”. Our favourite “Wank Sock”, which boasts a lounge version which really does work, did not make it the the EP.

The follow up EP is entitled “Highland Bastard” and is due for release on May the 26th. The EP features 6 tracks, with track “80/20” now available (see below).

The band will never be mainstream (as our reviewer noted, “[We are]Fairly convinced it will get limited airplay on Radio 1 but Cactus & Cardigan are genius”) but if you can get through the song titles and the “interesting” lyrics then you may be surprised.

Check out Cactus&Cardigan on Bandcamp, Facebook and Big Cartel.

Full review on it’s way…..

A notefrom the editor

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Chris Lemon
Chris Lemonhttp://www.igi.gs
A lifelong passion for music matched with a geeky fascination for social media and websites resulted in the creation of Inverness Gigs back in 2010. The aim of the site is to help promote, support and generally raise awareness of the local music scene.In fairness fifteen years of being a psychiatric nurse never prepared me for the experiences that we have had over the last few years and the evolution of Inverness Gigs has certainly been a steep learning curve.I currently write (less and less), edit and co-ordinate most of the Inverness Gigs activities.Occasionally seen on Twitter, and  LinkedIn, if you want get in touch you can contact me via our Facebook page.

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