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DIY Radio: Fat Cat Records (29th November 2011)

DIY Radio: Fat Cat Records (29th November 2011)

Playing tracks by

Love Among The Mannequins, Action Beat, Jools Hunter, Alphabets Heaven, Famelik and more.

If you dug deep enough under the FatCat HQ in Brighton, you’d find a foundation made from cdrs and tapes wrapped in beautiful homemade packaging, letters, doodles, bribes (sweets), and jiffy bags. Most of our bands are signed from demo – meaning that they sent us a demo, we listened to it, liked it, then signed them. It’s becoming rarer for big indie labels to bother with demos these days – it takes up valuable time, and only about 1 in 100 are worth listening to again. But we enjoy the process, and have never doubted that it’s worth the time.
A couple of years ago we opened up our demos to the digital world. We put a Soundcloud drop-box on the front of our site and invited everyone and anyone to drop their MP3’s into it. We have been surprised by the standard, which is generally higher than the physical submissions we receive via the post.
So, here is a chunk of the demo summations we liked from the past couple of years.