Artist info

Genre

Pop


Sounds like

David Bowie, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Daft Punk


band members

Joshua Teicher - voice, guitars, synths, beats, production, good times


Influences

Mark Morrison, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Smashing Pumpkins


Unearthed artists we like

Merpire, Kira Puru, SAATSUMA, LANKS, Edward Francis, Kllo, DXHeaven, Phia


Website

Bio

Josh The Cat is a place, a state of mind, a portal through which Melbourne singer, songwriter, producer and guitar FX pedal addict Joshua Teicher travels to explore his personal musical galaxy. Dreamy yet pop, gentle yet bold, ambitious yet authentic, his music is defined by his sincere, disarming voice and his sharp production, which can best be described as Josh-Pop.

His fascination with music began as a kid avidly glued to David Bowie in Labyrinth, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker and immersed in The Beatles CD box set, all of which inspired him to see music as a boundless medium of stories, fears and triumphs, in which his heroes were beyond this world--yet all the more human for it.

Seeking a chance to reinvent himself in the likeness of his idols, Teicher chose to dissolve himself in the cultural epicentre of Berlin, where he lived for 5 years. By throwing himself into work on the records of other artists, he learned the craft of production, and became seriously road-ready as a touring guitarist playing all over Europe in the DIY folk-pop scene.

In the gaps he walked the streets and canals of Berlin, his heart growing and growing, and he loved this new home that nurtured his exploration of the different personas within each of his artistic projects. After all the different characters he adopted and the crazy, inspiring people he met along the way, he realised that the best character had been there all along. It was: himself.

Thus, Josh The Cat was born. To mark the occasion he quietly released the song Let's Start, which Pilerats described as "cracking... a sterling slice of delicate indie-pop". Returning to Melbourne, in 2017 he released an EP of vulnerable lo-fi dreamscapes called Happiness, a document of a very dark Berlin winter.

Josh The Cat’s self-produced new single I'll Remember You brings together his gentle and quirky personality with his bold and refined production and songwriting skills, creating an addictive, bittersweet earworm of shimmering nostalgic pop--as though Beck were fronting a Pharrell jam.

From dreamy and sparse beginnings centred by Josh the Cat’s crisp voice and underpinned by super-funky bass guitar, the song blooms and blooms again with each chorus into a kaleidoscopic vision of warm strings and sparkly synths and glock, propelled by irresistibly punchy drums leading to a cascading sax solo.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Aug 2018

Triple J
35

a funk odyssey to lounge to.

a funk odyssey to lounge to.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

22 Nov 2017

Triple J
40

My initial reservation about this one was quickly washed away by the wafting pace and overall package of sweetness.

My initial reservation about this one was quickly washed away by the wafting pace and overall package of sweetness.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

19 Nov 2017

Triple J
40

Your voice is a familiar friend and your melodies equally so. This song is quietly comforting even though I can't quite figure it out the lyrical tone. You've done a good one Josh.

Your voice is a familiar friend and your melodies equally so. This song is quietly comforting even though I can't quite figure it out the lyrical tone. You've done a good one Josh.