Faris Badwan Plays The Vatican

With new duo Cat's Eyes
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The Horrors singer Faris Badwan has unveiled his new duo Cat's Eyes - with a show at the Vatican.

Faris Badwan likes to keep busy. Currently working with The Horrors on their third album, the singer has also indulged his artistic streak with a series of exhibitions, including a recent solo show in Milan.

Recently launching his own clubnight, Faris Badwan has now decided to unveil a new musical project. Cat's Eyes are a new duo formed with Canadian opera soprano and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira.

The group have only released a handful of tracks, but seem to specialise in a symphonic take on girl group pop. Announcing themselves to the world, Cat's Eyes played a highly unusual show at the weekend.

According to a press release from Cat's Eyes the duo performed at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, during an afternoon mass "attended by seven high-ranking cardinals".

The pair blasted through 'I Knew It Was Over' accompanied by a church organ and a full choir. Apparently it was Rachel Zaffira's ideas to debut the project at the Vatican, with the Canadian singer having sung there before.

Signed to Polydor, Cat's Eyes are close to release their debut EP. Set to be available from February 28th, the EP will precede the band's almost complete debut album which is scheduled for May.

Working with producer Steve Osborne in Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios, the pair also recruited award winning director Chris Cunningham for the EP's packaging.

As a special preview, Cat's Eyes are offering fans a free track in exchange for their email address. Sounds like a fair exchange to us, you can find out more by clicking HERE.

Cat's Eyes are set to release their debut album on April 11th.

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