New Album Now Available

at the races cover








The first studio album in 7 years is now available from Amazon (CD & download), iTunes & a host of other download sites. The first 250 copies bought at gigs will be a signed & numbered limited edition.

It's a seriously stripped back affair with the most expressive takes having been chosen over the most perfect. It also has a spectacular folding "prog rock vinyl" style sleeve.

pavlov's cat in the studio






We hope you like it!


At the Races - Reviews

Here's what the ladies & gents of the press (& some other lovely folk & acoustic luminaries) have been saying about the album.

We're amazed by the positive responses (no money changed hands, honest!).
Let us know what you think & where you sit on the Fleet Foxes like levels of reverb on the closing track, which has split the critics.

Ashley Hutchings
“Standout strong singing & re-imaginings of old songs.
Right up my street!”

Clive Gregson
"The best yet from Pavlov's Cat.
James is in great voice, the performances are raw and vibrant. Unreservedly recommended."

The Guardian - Robin Denselow
"...refreshingly no-nonsense approach." "An intriguingly original set"

The Telegraph
"fine new talent","The album feels very fresh"

R2 (rock 'n' reel)
"...up close and disarmingly honest.
Hibbins is an intelligent crafter of songs"

Acoustic Magazine
"a winning mix"

“..individual brand of political-cum-observational folk…
nicely intimate acoustic as-live feel…”

Living Tradition
"...he makes the traditional songs sound fresh and vibrant, and the contemporary songs (his own) seem as if they’ve been around for ages."

Bright Young Folk
Pavlov’s Cat display their musical versatility with At the Races...
"...down to earth & authentic."

"(the song) 'Old Dust & Patchouli' will resonate with a lot of people"

“…an album that grows on you the more you listen.
Hopefully, it won't be another seven years before the next.”

Stu Hannah, Megson
"James has developed his rich baritone vocal into the perfect vehicle for a set of classic songs."