Remarkable-voiced Cat Dowling’s solo debut considerably exceeds expectations and previous endeavours, delivering an impressive collection of slow-burning melancholic indie rock. (Sunday Business Post) 4/5
Its her incredible vocals that resonate. When mercurial, she is reminiscent of the gutsy Karen O. When the pace slows, the respectful tone evokes Kristin Hersh. (Sunday Times Essential New Releases)
The strongest collection of her career. She has exceeded expectation with an LP throbbing with anger and ennui. (Metro Herald) 4/5
A supremely confident debut from an artist with alot to say and plenty of bewitching ways to say it. Excellent debut album.
(RTE TEN) 4/5
Stunning solo album. The sexiest voice in Irish music in back and The Believer is the best thing she’s ever done. (Hot Press) 4/5
Truly a talent we can now believe in (Mail on Sunday) 4/5
The Believer finds Dowling producing a sound that is both beautiful and melancholic.
Cat Dowling has produced an well-crafted thoughtful and daring introduction to her solo career.. The Journalist
A treasure trove of wonderfully crafted lyrics, intricate musicianship and heartwarming vocals. Possibly contenter for album of the year.
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).