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: 2007

Produced by I Was A King

This track is a pretty neat illustration of I Was A King's aesthetic. Short and to the point, this is great noisy pop that unashemedly casts a nod to the classic mid-nineties indie of the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr and My Bloody Valentine. Really nicely produced with a strong bite and some great hooks.

Recorded at Harry´s Gym Recording-studio, Oslo, Norway

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This week's new demo comes from Cowtown!

Initially seeking an antidote to a perceived over earnestness amongst the Leeds post-hardcore scene they called home; and formed out of a desire to fill LS6 residential basements with party starting punk rock... Read More

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