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: 2009

Produced by Cole Furlow.

This track immediately jumps out as a neat lo-fi mix of reverb-drenched guitar / vox alongside samples, drones and other shifting textures. There's a nice tension between the solidity of the song and the crumbling chaotic swirl of elements around it. Alternately reminiscent of people like Panda Bear, Spiritualized, Ganglians, or even Greg Ashley's brillinat 'Medicine Fuck dream.

Recorded at Copiah /Lincoln Community College Band Hall / Copland Records, February and March, 2009

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Lightning Bug

This week's demo comes from Lightning Bug!

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Lightning Bug started out as a group of best friends. When you hang out that much, I guess you just start making things together. We made music with no real ambition to ... Read More

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