No time to paws as Cats set for city date

Cats for Peru
Cats for Peru

IT IS sheer coincidence that, just as Sheffield’s quirky indie pop act Cats for Peru announce their next live date, an article appears in a national paper about a Peruvian cat surfing in South America.

“Amazing,” says the band’s frontman, ukelele and accordion player Adam Follet.

Sheffield’s Cats for Peru haven’t quite branched out into surfing but in the past year they have released an EP, We Had This Problem Last Winter, have started writing new material and been gigging to their hearts’ content.

And while the band’s newer songs show a matured Cats for Peru, their current material still retains the edgy quirks of classic tracks such as Love in a Lift.

The band have also remixed some of their tracks such as Open House, which earned a top five rating on Apple’s Soundcloud.

“We got about 15 entries and then picked a top five as a band on Soundcloud,” says Follett.

Formed in Dronfield in 2007, the ukulele-led prog group are renowned for their unusual indie pop sound, which they have put out on Sheffield record label Thee SPC, which is home to singer-songwriter Nat Johnson.

Cats for Peru also have an album coming out in autumn, although they are keeping that under wraps until nearer the time.

Meanwhile, however, Cats for Peru will be playing at The Harley in Glossop Road on Saturday.