What the Papers Say - Reviews.

The Guardian "a refreshingly no nonsense approach"








Guardian music critic (& all round top bloke in our book) Robin Denselow has reviewed At the Races saying nice things like:

"...refreshingly no-nonsense approach."

"..clever but successful reworking..."

and our particular favourite, "An intriguingly original set"


A couple of pages earlier is the review of Kate Bush's new record, which mentions her famous gaps of 6 & 10 years between albums... so, we feel in good company!



Praise from Megson for At the Races.megson & moog









We've had the pleasue of playing on the same bill as exceptional duo Megson several times over the years (we've even met top dog The Moog). They're twice nominated for the BBC Folk Awards & were described by The Guardian as "The most original duo on the British folk scene."

So... we were extremely pleased that they seem to have taken a shine to our new album. Stu Hannah from Megson says, "On At The Races, James has developed his rich baritone vocal into the perfect vehicle for a set of classic songs."


Previous reviews & press.

mike harding




"...an interesting mix of traditional and original songs, I really like it"
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

clive gregson




"I get to hear a lot of bands on my travels: every so often, one really stands out. Pavlov's Cat stood out: they play wll, sing well and write very good songs. Highly recommended!"
Clive Gregson - singer-songwriter, Nanci Griffith, Richard Thompson Band

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froots review motes of dust













bbc suffolk




"Passionate, yet well crafted acoustic action from a likeable but thought provoking bunch of chaps."
Pete Jennings, BBC Radio Suffolk


'finely crafted contemporary tales of life....an album to play as the rain beats against the windows'
Jon Hall, netrhythms.co.uk

'The cats capture the intense feelings of a few moments and make the listener want to share the subtleties of their intimate world of marvelous songwriting!'
Jens Hausman, besonic.com

“…wonderful…such an Englishness…. performers of the British scene will start covering them soon..”
Massimo Ferro, Folk & Roots Programme, RADIO VOCE SPAZIO, Italy