The Mummy Cats burst onto the scene with their debut single, “Wolverine,” which was released on June 19, 2021. It’s worth giving the song a listen as you dive into the rest of this article.
Founded by James Cox in 2018, the collective embarked on a fascinating musical journey after a serendipitous encounter involving a mummified cat found in Cox’s basement. Often, life’s peculiarities leave an indelible mark on our paths, and only in retrospect do we fully grasp their significance.
Upon listening to “Wolverine” multiple times before penning this review, it became clear to me that the band has been refining their craft for some time. Their debut release impresses with a sense of maturity and a distinct musical blend that sets them apart from the sea of new rock bands. “Wolverine” may just be one of the most promising debuts I’ve come across in recent times.
The song exhibits a captivating approach that highlights The Mummy Cats’ inherent musical origins. It exudes a level of sophistication that belies their newcomer status. Surprisingly, they have already established a sound that rivals that of more seasoned bands. This level of maturity is commendable.
Moreover, certain collectives throughout history have made a profound impact, such as Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, AC/DC, and Mötley Crüe. These bands possessed an intangible quality that surpassed the individual talents of their members. With The Mummy Cats, I sense a similar essence. “Wolverine” may not be groundbreaking in terms of technicality or advanced musicianship, but it possesses an artistic understanding and production quality that mirror established bands. Such occurrences are rare, especially in the current era.
In essence, the band skillfully blend pop-rock influences from the 80s with a modern sound, resulting in “Wolverine.” The song exhibits fantastic dynamics, energy, and addictive vibes that draw listeners into its enchanting realm. Interestingly, upon my first listen, two names immediately came to mind: David Bowie and Metallica‘s “Until It Sleeps.” Both share qualities that resonate with The Mummy Cats’ offering—artistic value and collaborations with the legendary visual artist, cinematographer, and director, Samuel Bayer.