|CAY - latest update 18th APRIL 2004|
|CAY - for a glorious nine months is 1998 this is where the real spirit/legecy of Nirvana could be found exploding, those raw blistering b-sides on the debut single will always be amongst the very best things we'll ever do on ORG|
HERE'S THE BIOG BIT WE WROTE in 1999
What do we need to tell you about Cay..? When we found them hanging around Camden town with a rather raw demo tape in their hands in the middle of '98 no one knew who they were and once more we had to run around town telling everyone about yet another fine band (one day soon you'll take notice when we tell you these things) - now, in April 99 after a scrum of major labels waving contracts and mainstream press catching up, everybody knows everything about Cay. Their first single for East/West records "Neurons Like Brandy" is out now (like I already told you, this was written back in April '99) - it feels good, it feels like a natural progression, thankfully the big deal and all that goes with it hasn't dulled the danger, they're resisted the temptation to polish it up and the new single sounds pretty much like it would if it was still coming out with us.
Can you still get that first ORG single? No, the "Better Than Myself EP" is long gone, we sold out of copies ages ago and there are no plans to re-issue it. You CAN find yourself a version of the lead track BETTER THAN MYSELF, with that infectious riff that was all over your radio stations late last year, on the Organ Radio Five compilation album. Cay's first album NATURE CREATES FREAKS is out any moment, the band are going to be playing everywhere, they're all over the mainstream press, all over your radio and you'll get all the latest info from their own website...... Next time we tell you we've got an interesting band you should check it out, take note - we're doing all the work for the majors here, where would they be without us? Oh yeah, and don't let the lazy music press tell you it's just a Hole thing - true, without Kurt Cobain there would be no Cay (or Muy Feo or My Vitriol, these are the kids who picked up guitars because they saw Nirvana playing Teen Spirit on Top Of The Pops - this is Kurt's legacy and it tastes rather good) - if you really want some reference points they think No Means No, Babes In Toyland, King Crimson, Sonic Youth, a more than healthy lump of Nirvana and load it all up with that X factor.
That biog you just read was written back in 1999 when CAY were with those confused people over at East/West Records - just how do these majors manage to mess it when you hand it to them on a plate?
CAY got totally messed around by their label and management and it all went rather wrong in a very big way. it messed their heads up completely. We tried to hold things together with another release on ORG - The Ressurexit single came out on ORG in the summer of 2000, got all over the radio as they played all the festivals (East/West actually called to ask us how we managed to get them on the radio when they couldn't? Maybe it was just because we gave a shit?).
were in a mess by 2000 though, heads totally messed around by the mainstream
music business (and rumours of heads being messed up by all kinds of other
things). We did have plans to put out more, we were going to put out a
split album (with Tixe) alas Cay just disapeared - if you're out there
Cay then we'd still like to do it... IN FACT IT'S VERY TEMPTING JUST TO
DO IT ANYWAY 'Cause the stuff we've got here is so so good and deserves
to be released and.... maybe, watch this space...
|PRESS QUOTES AND SUCH|
|under construction - I'll get it done soon, I'm kind of distracted by new bands right now|
|RELEASES ON ORG RECORDS|
BETTER THAN MYSELF 4 track CD EP - Better Than Myself/Hooked On Than/Princes
& Princesses/Seven Schizo's Sat On A Bench
ORG050 TRACK ON RADIO ORGAN 3 CD album - Princes & Princesses
ORG051 TRACK ON RADIO ORGAN 5 CD album - Better Than MyselfORG217 RESURREXIT/CHEAP TALK/ELASTIC OCEAN CD single
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|OFFICIAL WEBSITE: closed|
|OTHER WEBSITES: fan site here - www.myspace.com/neuronslikebrandy|
|OTHER THINGS OF INTEREST: one of those lost demo tracks is on the ORG Records MY SPACE page (or at least it was when I wrote this last bit)|