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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From The Archive

Year: 2006

Produced by: Stephan Carrera

This demo arrived from Miami in July 2006. The two tracks we picked seem to slot together nicely to form one piece based around nice tumbling drums that recall Can's 'Mushroom', and guitars that remind me of Mice Parade's first album. there's lots of interesting little details going on around it. really cool stuff.

Recorded: at home between 2004 and 2005

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The Rivers

We've got a new demo to go up and here it is, a new two-piece from Scotland. Hailing from the burgh of Busby, The Rivers are a blue moon fuelled ramshackle of Guitar and Drum."

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