The Catcalls Deliver an Exhilarating Energy In Song “I Get High”

The Catcalls gets the energy pumping in their single titled “I Get High”. This riveting song was a complete smash! The trailblazing instrumentation demonstrated a vast range of rad instrumental playing. One of my personal favorite elements to the melodies through the instruments was the exhilarating and radiant electric guitar. This piercing guitar had a strong demonstration of classic progressive rock and it was dynamic and electrifying! Listening to “I Get High” feels like I was listening to a classic Rock N Roll song that had me headbanging and becoming pumped up with the atmosphere.

The drums were rhythmically moving and the vocals were powerful. “I Get High” is a pure representation of great rock music. The vigorous vocals and high-power guitar strumming had us well-intertwined with the single. Another favorite component to “I Get High” was how The Catcalls allowed us to enjoy an entire measure of the electric guitar. It was the perfect bridge to make sure our vibrant energy was at an all-time high! “I Get High” released electric endorphins in our body that had us wanting to come back for more. The Catcalls is most definitely the band to be on the eye for as their music is groundbreaking and exhilarating.

You can listen to “I Get High” by The Catcalls here.


BuzzMusic welcomes The Catcalls! Tell us a bit about yourselves and how the group formed

We're a blues/rock band based in Colorado. The band originally formed in early 2017 and has evolved to its current formation over time. All three of us teach private music lessons in Fort Collins, and we quickly realized how natural it was to play together. We also all studied music and bring a lot of different elements with us. Riley is the primary songwriter, and she's toured as a one-woman band, Dylan and Dave both have degrees in jazz performance, and Dave also plays with a lot of bluegrass bands, but all three of us have played a wide spectrum of genres, from old-time to country to rock & roll, so The Catcalls is a pretty fertile middle ground for us.

You have a brand new EP on the way! What sparked the inspiration to create this?

The songs all come from different places. For example, "My Stand" comes from the chaos of the Charlottesville protest that unfolded in 2017. The tunes "Bloodhounds" and "I Get High" were songs that Riley wrote, but they were fleshed out by the band. The two reinterpreted covers have become staples in our sets, especially Nina Simone's "Mississippi Goddam" because of how relevant her lyrics still are so many decades later.

Your single "I Got High" showcases your bluesy-rock sound perfectly! Tell us about your writing process, do you work collaboratively as a team or bring separate elements to the table

Each song is a little different, but it's always a combination of things. Riley does a lot of solo writing, but things always change when it comes to the band. We've also been collaborating more, and we all bring something a little different to the table. It's really great to work as a team with such skilled and creative musicians.

If you could collaborate with any artist on your next project, who would it be? Why?

There are so many artists, living and dead, that we would love to have the opportunity to collaborate with! One artist that stands out is Janelle Monáe. She is so inventive with her melodies and she writes these gems of songs. It would be a blast to collaborate with her, especially since she would bring such a different sound into the mix.

A new EP and music for us in 2020! Can we expect any live shows?

Absolutely! We have an incredible show planned for our CD release on January 10th in Fort Collins. We're collaborating with the Sirens of the North aerial dancers as well as Wesoteric, a rapper, and the lighting and laser designers for an incredible show!