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

From The Archive

Produced by: The Leaf Library and Simon Trought, Trombone and trumpet on 'Many Small Hands' played by Alice Holloway and Michael Smoughton

The Leaf Library are a 5-piece, including the drummer from The Nasciente Quartet (who can also be found on the Demo Archive) and the former guitarist of Saloon. This demo arrived in September 2006. This track combines cool vocals with a steady motorik drive. Reminds me of some late '80s Creation stuff, as well as recalling the likes of Stereolab, Unrest, American Analog Set, and Broadcast.

Recorded at Soup Studios, East London, April 2006.

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Received in: September 2006-music

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Happy Couple

Happy Couple are a 3 piece who have carried on from their previous and late band, Lunar Quiet.

Based in Brighton, they began to work on new material in late January 2017. 'Mass Policy' was the first song they wrote as a new band, so it seemed fittin... Read More

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