By December 1987, Cat Magic had become Kick and was playing The Underground, Baggot Inn, and local venues in the Dublin area (a live recording made during this period is still in existence).
A demo was recorded in early 1988 at Paul Thomas's studio (next door to JJ Smyths) which was engineered by Tony Faulkner who had previously been engineer and tape-op in Windmill Studio 2. This demo received a good review in Hot Press and was played on a few of the still existing FM pirate radio stations during the spring and summer of 1988.
In late-summer 1988 the band split for no particular reason although the guitar player had expressed an interest in doing something different. Ironically one week after the split they were offered an appearance on the Late Late Show as a result of their demo tape being heard by an enthusiastic RTE employee who brought it to the attention of the production team. Unable to locate Joyce Murphy the band declined the appearance.
Joyce Murphy may have moved to France. She may also have been in the Wilde Oscars (if you're reading this Joyce, please get in touch).
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