We are in 1994. While the airwaves are saturated with the noise of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Dinosaur Jr., Catchers, a young Irish band with only a few singles and an EP goes on French national radio for the first time.
After hearing just a few songs, Bernard Lenoir, who is at the heart of independent music in France, offers Catchers a spot on the legendary Black Session on France Inter. The fragility and pastoral tones of the pop band are a million miles from the grunge world which we are drowning in. The contrast is striking.
That same year, the journalists and readers of Les Inrockuptibles, which is the leading French music magazine, put the band's first EP in the top ten records of the previous twelve months.
Five years later, after two appearances at La Route du Rock music festival, many tours on both sides of the Atlantic and a second album called Stooping To Fit, Catchers decides to end their adventure.
Dale Grundle, the singer-songwriter behind Catchers, creates The Sleeping Years in 2007. The band will be the first one to be invited to our Parisian rooftop concert series.
In 2019, Les Disques du 7ème Ciel reissues Catchers first album, Mute, for its 25th anniversary.