Cats Can’t Clap Release Their Debut Single, ‘Good Thing’

Released September 9, ‘Good Thing’ is the debut single from Bristol-based collective, Cats Can’t Clap.

Can you dig it! Back in 2019, two old school friends met each other by chance, and decided to get together and make beautiful music. Despite the covid-19 pandemic scuttling their plans slightly, they nonetheless kept it up via zoom calls and sending audio files back and forth – leading to Cats Can’t Clap, and their new single ‘Good Thing’.

A modern breakbeat sound (and dare we say neo Jazz?), ‘Good Thing’ is a bop and a half, with a repeated keyboard line steadily keeping the beat, along with hard hitting drums, pounding bass, trilling horns, and gorgeous vocals.

Despite having gone to university and following separate careers (one as a physiotherapist, the other in marketing), the chemistry of Cats Can’t Clap is undeniable, and their sound is as engaging as it is catchy. Now the collective is establishing itself in the music industry, with a tour of mainland Europe and the UK; if you want to find out more details about Cats Can’t Clap, their music, and tour dates, be sure to check them out online on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.

Stream and download ‘Good Thing’ here.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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