Faris Badwan, frontman for UK goth-punkers the Horrors, has a new project: Cat's Eyes, a duo with the Canadian opera soprano and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira. The group specializes in a glassy, symphonic take on girl-group pop, and they played their first show in December in a pretty unusual place: St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, during an afternoon mass "attended by seven high-ranking cardinals," according to a press release.
They have a debut album coming this spring via Polydor. The self-titled full-length is due on April 11 in the U.K. and May 3 in the states via Downtown. The group's debut EP is due out on Feb 28, as well
They have been recording with producer Steve Osborne in Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios.