Since the birth of the label in 1997, FatCat has always had a solid engagement with material sent to us as demos. Where numerous labels will throw demos straight into the trash unopened, at FatCat we've always made an effort to listen and reply to every demo received. Numerous FatCat artists have been picked up having been discovered in this way (including Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, David Karsten Daniels, Welcome, Odonis Odonis, Get Back Guinozzi!, Silje Nes, Ensemble, Xinlisupreme, Songs Of Green Pheasant, Janek Schaefer - to name just a few), and it has always been really exciting to unexpectedly discover something great in this way. Just as when we started, this philosophy of keeping an ear to the ground and attempting to support good new creativity remains at the core of what we do. Read More


All demos received by FatCat are listened to and replied to. With the amount of demos we are currently receiving, we would prefer if you could send your best tracks rather than sending loads. If we like what we hear, then we will then get back to you and ask to hear more. Read More

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Lumbers is Wesley Goatley, a musician and sound artist from Brighton, England. His newest album, 'Sometimes Everything Collapses', is the product of a fascination with rituals and disintegration, and a desire to create inner landscapes, places of respite and reflection. His exhibited work as a sound artist also develops these themes, involving large scale multi-channel explorations of space, or small and insular single-person experiences. A 12" LP titled 'Life In The Shadow Of The Wave' is due out at the end of 2012 on the Sunflower River Recordings label based in Berkeley, California.


Recorded 2004 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Comprised of people totally fresh to music making as well as seasoned musicians from other acts (Caribou, etc) the music is an electronic yin/yang of beginner's mind exploration harnessed by experienced hands into an alluring and propulsive form, tak... Read More

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