House vs Home Singles Club No. 9: Cats:For:Peru

Number nine in the House VS Home singles club series comes from Sheffield boy/girl/boy/girl/boy indierockers, Cats:For:Peru.

C:F:P have been playing together as a five piece since 2007 and are a staple on the Sheffield indie scene. Assembled to bring life the songs of frontman Ad Follett, the band are known for their energetic live performances and the intricate arrangements of their songs. They released debut album Attack of the Pitching Machine (which was produced by David Sanderson and Alan Smyth – famed for their work with Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and the Long Blondes) in 2009, and follow up EP We Had This Problem Last Winter in 2011. Both were met with critical acclaim, and comparisons to inspirations such as Radiohead and Arcade Fire were inevitable.

October 2012 sees the five piece return with a double A-side – Three Brothers/A Million Colours – again recorded by the legendary David Sanderson. Three Brothers is a punchy, kick-drum laden slice of electronic pop. The guitars shine throughout which, combined with Ad’s shouted vocals, is reminiscent of the likes of Vampire Weekend and Yeasayer at their best. A Million Colours is somewhat slower, but not without punch. It builds up from a solitary guitar line to a full band stampede, before dropping back down and starting again. Both tracks are bound to become firm live favourites amongst the band’s already impressive back catalogue.

The artwork for this month’s single comes from the band’s own Stella Wright. The songs are available as a ‘name your price’ download from the Shop & Audio page on here, or from http://housevshomerecords.bandcamp.com

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