Cats of Transnistria send postcards from a state between dreaming and being awake.

With their new single, Astrid Swan finds that Cats of Transnistria's perpetual dream state grows into a vast, echoing and melancholy poem about love. One Quart proudly brings you the Finnish premiere of 'Love'

With their new single, Astrid Swan finds that Cats of Transnistria's perpetual dream state grows into a vast, echoing and melancholy poem about love. One Quart proudly brings you the Finnish premiere of 'Love'

Cats of Transnistria

Heta Saukkonen

There is something magical about being a duo. In the past years the conversation between Cats of Transnistria members Henna Emilia Hietamäki and Tuomas Alatalo has evolved into a discussion without words. But it’s not just any discussion, it’s laden with unuttered emotion, like this new song. I have a romantic relationship to the idea of being in a duo – this view bleeds into my perception of the band.

But you know what? On this new song, Sanna Komi has become a permanent member of Cats of Transnistria. Maybe that’s why the song reaches religious heights in the end; the violin of Komi adds large spaces around the conversational intimacy of Henna’s voice and Tuomas’ guitars.

Love is a mystery and a superpower still somehow unused and forgotten among us humans. This song is one of those reminders we need. A celestial indie treasure from 2017.

Love is a mystery and a superpower still somehow unused and forgotten among us humans. This song is one of those reminders we need. A celestial indie treasure from 2017.

Cats Of Transnistria play a series of live shows

7.7. O’Connell’s, Tampere
8.7. Grillin’ Fest, Tampere
18.8. Soliti Slaughterhouse, Teurastamo, Helsinki

‘Love’ is officially released on the 3rd July. Cats of Transnistria’s sophomore album arrives at the end of the year.

Single image by Sofia Okkonen, photograph Heta Saukkonen.

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