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PETER CAT are an art-pop band from Scotland, singing tall tales
of weirdo woe with a silver lining shimmering above it all. They
were formed by lead vocalist & arranger Graham Neil Gillespie,
and have performed live with an evolving line-up based first in
London, and now in Glasgow. Peter Cat channel the perennial
upstarts and outsiders of indie-pop, the ones who weren't
supposed to make it, but did – think Sparks, XTC, Pulp, The
Divine Comedy, The Associates, and John Grant. Their music is
stylistically restless and perpetually curious, slinking between
chords, keys and genre in search of the most offbeat hooks,
and undergirded by unrelentingly danceable rhythms. In a time
when so many guitar bands seem content to hide behind walls
of noise or mountains of reverb, Peter Cat buck the trend – they
want you to hear every syllable sung, and every hiccup in
Peter Cat's most recent singles, 'Hand Through Hair' and
'Disappointing Lover', which were recorded at Glasgow's Green
Door Studios and produced by Chris McCrory of guitar heroes
Catholic Action. Their debut LP, The Saccharine Underground, is
slated for release in May 2020. A collection of home recordings entitled plays well with others was given a limited release on cassette in June 2019 by boutique tape label Ice Cream For Crow Records. Graham has completed three solo tours to date under the Peter Cat name: one to the south of Italy in 2018, and two comprehensive tours of venues across the UK.
Peter Cat have performed live in their current incarnation since the beginning of 2019. The lineup is assembled from seasoned musicians from the Glasgow scene, with BETH BLACK (Slowlight) on bass, KEVIN FREW (Halfrican) on drums, and LANE GOLDMAN (cop graveyard) on guitar and synthesizer. They have supported artists such as Aussie indie-rock darlings The Goon Sax, David Lynch collaborator Daniel Knox, and Scottish post-rockers wojtek the bear.
Peter Cat live reel
Peter Cat's recorded output features contributions from current and former members of Glasgow bands, The Cosmic Dead, Catholic Action and RAZA. They have performed live at festivals such as Doune The Rabbit Hole and Standon Calling, and performed as far afield as Italy, Germany and the United States.
Peter Cat – 'Disappointing Lover' (live at The Hug & Pint, Glasgow)
Peter Cat – 'The Day After The Funeral' (live acoustic for Gathering South Sessions)
Peter Cat – 'Keeping Up With Jacob' (live at Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow)
"...an intriguing blend of upbeat, art-school, glam-rock pop songs with catchy choruses and a fun sense of humour" – THE SCOTSMAN ('Artist of the Week')
"...insanely good melody and excellent songcraft...stuck in my head for hours" – NIALLER9 (Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition Longlist)
"...a jaunty, light-hearted trip through the familiarly twinned emotions of admiration and envy...sung at such a speed and with hardly a pause for breath that's reminiscent of early Scott Walker" – THE MORNING STAR
"Here is a purveyor of rare tunes and off-kilter pop songs in the style of The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon which captivate and entertain in equal measure" – CUMBERLAND & WESTMORLAND HERALD
"...irreverant and smart pop music in the mold of Neil Hannon, Jarvis Cocker, Luke Haines, and with a sprinkling of Scott Walker...[Peter Cat] casts a wry eye over the world, and is moved to make music to match" – SCOTS WHAY HAE!
"...an alluring melange of Momus, The Callstore, Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand and some other alchemy which somehow makes it sound very now" – IS THIS MUSIC?
"...an infectious mix of indie pop rock, cabaret, glam, and art school...the vibe is upbeat and fun, and the listener may have the feeling they are experiencing a musical stage show as Peter Cat slips from one style to another, like different costumes for each scene" – WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY
"...catchy, bizarro indie-pop with a flash of glam and a wry, observant lyricism that'll have fans of Sparks, Talking Heads and Franz Ferdinand clambering over one another in excitement" – NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS
"...exemplifying what pop music should be; familiar terrain to welcome the listener, complete with provoking an impulse to dance!" – RADIO FREE LIGHTNING BUG (review of 'Hand Through Hair')
"...a distant cousin of XTC's 'Making Plans For Nigel'...but also has that sense of fun and hooks that served The Coral so well" – SPECTRAL NIGHTS (review of 'Keeping Up With Jacob')