The Trials of Cato

The Trials of Cato
Thought You Were My Friend

Live from Junction 1 in Cambridge, ‘Thought You Were My Friend’ is a new song from the new lineup for The Trials of Cato, with Polly Bolton leading the vocals in this quirky alt-folk song.

There’s a shuffle beat kicking along in this track, with the banjo supplying a memorable thread that bounces off the guitar throughout the verse. The melody slides and kicks with confidence, reminiscent in a way of KT Tunstall.

The overall songwriting style is hypnotic variations on a theme, building subtly until it hits airspace at the three-quarter mark. After this, the vocals get to fly a little more for the finale.

There’s definitely a pivot in their sound, so it will be super-exciting to hear the new album Gog Magog when it lands this year. Production on the album wrapped in February 2022.

Watch The Trials of Cato – Thought You Were My Friend

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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