Interview – Cats:For:Peru

It’s a very quiet Sunday at the Frog and Parrot. A couple of jokes about Sheffield looking like a deleted scene from 28 days later fall flat and after having the strongest thing next to a coke (a coke with a lemon wedge), we talk.

Out of the 5 cats, only Lucy (drums), Keith (bass) and Ad (keys, guitar, voice, ukulele, beard wrangling) are here. The rest of the band (Stella and Rich) are either fighting robots or dodging well-armed spreadsheets.

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Graceless ending to a lovely evening

Live Review: Cats:For:Peru EP launch + Japanese Sleepers @ The Bowery, 25.03.11

After managing to rope in an old friend to come out with me, I get to The Bowery in high spirits. I’ve been meaning to catch a Cats:For:Peru show for way too long now, so what better way to kick things off than with the launch of their new EP?
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Peruvian Dog Food

Interview – Cats:For:Peru

“…And I don’t think they like people asking them about their name, they get it a lot.” Sam says to me through a mouthful of cake. We’re about to venture down to a quaint pub just by the river in Kelham Island to interview Sheffield (well, Dronfield) band Cats:For:Peru and we’ve stopped for refuelling along the way. Conversation turns to the band’s new video, which has been produced as part of the ‘2Weeks 2MakeIt’ competition in Sheffield (where aspiring film-makers are asked to make a video for a local band’s new single in 2 weeks) and the dark, twisted humour of the animation which portrays the sad fate of a group of well-meaning cats. I can only hope that the cats we are about to meet are of the much more fortunate kind…

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What the (bearded) cat brought in…

Cats:for:Peru – Attack of the Pitching Machine

 

The skinny: Indie sea of rock with a dark riptide creeping about (will explain later).

The review (proper): Hailing from Sheffield and formed from the ashes of other bands, the combined experience of all members show in the broad range of feelings and musical genres mish mashed together. This is a lethal cocktail of an album.

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