Catlow

The moniker given to Dirtmitts front-woman Natasha Thirsk's endearing solo material, Catlow is a mix of the power-pop Thirsk is known for and significantly darker, more depressing themes. At her best when strumming out gentle slow-burners, Thirsk's voice was particularly haunting while singing about loss and loneliness, two topics that appear to be very close to her heart. Her more "rock” material seemed slightly ill-suited to the solo set-up, though any lack of bombast sonically was more than made up for by her soaring vocals.