Bluelight Records 2012
"Billy Ruffians" - taken from the forthcoming new Blue Cats album. Ltd 7" pressing. Fantastic 4-colour sleeve with picture inner sleeve. Advance orders welcome.
Formed in 1980, THE BLUE CATS released their seminal FIGHT BACK album and single
WILD NIGHT in 1981. Their fusion of rockabilly and new wave was, and still is the
prime example of what became known as neo‐rockabilly.
In the mid 1980’s they started working on the G-MEN project and songs that would
form the basis of the next stage on their journey, BELTANE FIRE. After a hugely
successful year on the alternative London club Circuit, they signed to Sony Music in
late 1984 and in 1985 recorded album DIFFERENT BREED.
In 1992 they recorded again as THE BLUE CATS, and the result was the critically
acclaimed album THE TUNNEL. They then spent another year on the road together but in
1993 decided to go their separate ways to pursue individual projects.
Early in 2011 Steve Whitehouse was recruited on double bass and the band hit the
road again for an extremely successful run of European dates. The huge success of
THE BLUE CATS 3rd period is now to be celebrated with a new release on Bluelight
Records. Over the last two years or so, the band has been writing together again and
now believes they have a collection of the best songs they have ever worked on
together. The first single BILLY RUFFIANS pulled from the forthcoming album will be released on September 7th.