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About Cats  


Cats:For:Peru are a band from Sheffield using the boy/girl/boy/girl/boy configuration to weave a rich tapestry of songs that use the pleasing colours of pop with the richer threads of post rock. With two critically acclaimed releases (Attack of the Pitching Machine, We had this problem last winter), their newest single ‘Three Brothers’ and 'A million colours' finds them on an experimental pop territory.




Cats:For:Peru formed in 2007 in the music cornucopia that is Sheffield, when Ad Follett (Vocals/Guitar/Synth) convinced his mates in the once-peaceful suburb of Dronfield to add their own magic to his music. The foundations laid by Ad are built upon by a fierce rhythm section (Kinny on bass, and Lucy on drums) and then landscaped by a bubbly synth line (weaved by Stella) and sandblasted by Bolly (guitar). Sometimes they do raise it all to the ground and end up with an entirely different product to the demo, that's the alchemy of Cats:For:Peru, who take a cue from Radiohead and Arcade Fire, then increase the palette with influences as wide apart as Mogwai to Four Tet (with a detour via Can, Talking Heads and Brakes).


Their first album, Attack of the Pitching Machine, was recorded at 2Fly studios (Arctic Monkeys, 65daysofstatic, Pulp, Longblondes). With a heavy debt to the producing acumen of David Sanderson and Alan Smyth, the album was released in 2009 with praise that included  “Perfect avant-pop that John Peel would undoubtedly be championing” and “This is an album that certainly should make sure Cats For Peru appear on many peoples radars in 2010”.


After supporting Wild Beasts, Juffage, Colourmusic, The Heartbreaks and Here We Go Magic, playing in London, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester and Nottingham, the band once more returned to 2Fly. The result was 2011's We had this problem last winter, 4 songs decisively splitting the line between euphoria and melancholy, with each song zig zagging the divide. The album was released by Thee SPC (Nat Johnson, Standard Fare) to high praise from press to blogs (the405,, Counterfeit). A new double A side single was released in late 2012 through House vs Home Records, with a tantalising change of sound to a more expansive horizon.


It is an exciting time to observe how Cats:For:Peru continue to mutate and evolve, with the band always catalysing the reaction with their multi-instrumentalist approach.