Sheffield, England, GBR

Just yesterday, we were compared to Eminem, Sting, Grandaddy and alien-beings. We don't sound like any of those really.. we fit somewhere in the middle of Radiohead, Elbow, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene and Pixies


Cats:for:peru are a band from Sheffield, UK who began their trade early 2007 when Ad Follett asked his mates in the sleepy Sheffield suburb of Dronfield to help fill out his crop of ukulele and guitar-composed tunes influenced by the likes of Radiohead and Arcade Fire: The new five-piece set to it, focussing on their love of prog, postrock and independent pop.

After a flurry of well received gigs, the band headed to 2Fly Studios where, with the help of legendary local producers David Sanderson & Alan Smyth (Arctic, Monkeys, Pulp, Long Blondes), they tinkered for quite some time with Alan and Dave’s enthusiastically encouragement. The fruits of their labour were worth the wait; their debut album “Attack of the Pitching Machine” was released in December 2009 and is packed with emotionally charged songs and larger-than-life melodies that practically beg you to press the repeat button. National critics have said the album is “Perfect avant-pop that John Peel would undoubtedly be championing” and “This is an album that certainly should make sure Cats For Peru appear on many peoples radars in 2010”. After branching further afield in promotion of the album to London, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham amongst others, and supporting bands such as Wild Beasts, Sky Larkin and Here we go magic, Cats:for:peru have now announced their new EP 'We had this problem last winter' released on Thee SPC records


Penicillin (EP 2007 - self released)
I:am:the:o (digital single 2008 - self released)
Asleep in Monaco (single 2008 - self released)
Attack of the Pitching Machine (album 2009 - Thee SPC)
We had this problem last winter (EP 2011 - Thee SPC)

Set List

Latest setlist

1. Smile
2. Duck in the oven
3. Open House
4. Manifesto
5. Cutting the bridges in half
6. Sleeping on tightropes
7. Love in a lift
8. Fear of better things