Stephanie Petet saw something lacking in the Fayetteville, Arkansas music scene — namely, a lack of female-driven rock bands raising the bar. Striving to amend this, she enlisted the help of her sisters and cousin to form Witchsister, a high-energy rock band with something to say.
“Cat Called” is prime Witchsister. There are fast guitar and bass riffs that carry the ability to create anxiety while empathizing with it, a beat that will propel your own heart, and vocals that drive the heaviness of the track without moving into shouting. This is a balance of melody and frustration that comes across as artful. The same can be said of the accompanying clip.
The video for “Cat Called” shows the women in various states of heading out on the town. Whether they’re getting ready with each other, being interrupted on the streets of Fayetteville, or releasing the pent up frustration in live performance, it’s clear to see that this is a band with a passion for what they do. As the song picks up speed, the visuals start to distort into colourful visions of the sky and the road. It’s snapshots of the band living their life: for all the good and bad that this encompasses.