Catatonia – International Velvet (Epic 2017 #034)

The Epic 2017 Project #034: 170203

Catatonia – International Velvet (1998)


Catatonia’s second album, ‘International Velvet’ was their breakthrough. It reached number 1 in the UK Albums Chart, spawned two Top 10 singles, “Mulder and Scully” and “Road Rage”, three other Top 40 singles, “I am the Mob”, “Game On” and “Strange Glue” (see below), and catapulted the band and lead singer Cerys Matthews into the spotlight. Album sales reached 900,000, as it became one of the biggest selling albums of 1998 in the United Kingdom. The album was also nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.


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