Upcoming autumn shows!


After our super successful bank holiday summer party, which saw people like Popstrangers, The Magig Gang and Night Flowers play some incredible sets to a packed room, we are now back with our regular monthly residencies at the Old Queens Head and Lock Tavern.

We have some great acts coming up this autumn, including: BOS ANGELES, ACROBAT, FAKE LAUGH, JOYA, HONEY and many more..and all shows are free entry!

Check out our events page for more details, or follow us at www.facebook.com/coolforcatsrecords to be the first to find out about new announcements and surprise guests.




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Hatcham Social announce Sept dates with Cold Specks

London three piece, Hatcham Social are set to play five UK dates as special guests of Cold Specks in September and October 2014.

They kick off the dates in Portsmouth on the 25th of September and end in Manchester on the 1st of Octoberin between they play a London show at Village Underground in Shoreditch on the 30th of September 2014.

 The Hatcham Social line up of siblings Toby Kidd (vocals, guitar) and Finn Kidd (drums, vocals) together with David Claxton (guitar) recently released their third long player and most accomplished set of songs to date, ‘Cutting Up The Present Leaks Out The Future’ on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis label.

Watch recent single ‘Stay True To Your Family: http://vimeo.com/90066603

The band, who also recently completed successful UK ...

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Cool For Cats Summer party-line up revealed!

As previously announced, we are starting a new monthly residency at one of our favourite venues,The Old Queens Head, which will kicks off on bank holiday sunday with a super special day of free music, psychic burgers and amazing cocktails

The line up has finally been announced and it’s a real blinder..FREE entry too!

Popstrangers are three native New Zealanders residing in London,who make distinctive off kilter pop music.
‘Fortuna’, the second full length out earlier this year, trades the grunge revivalism of the band’s previous releases for buoyant hooks and ’60s pop. Pairing their minor-key riffs with pervasively melancholic songwriting, the band’s refined sense of melody is on full display...

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New residency announced!

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with one of our favourite venues, the Old Queens Head in Islington; as of Sept, we will be taking over every third thurs of the month and bring you a night full of exciting new bands and djs, very much along the lines of our legendary residency at the Old Blue Last. Free entry, naturally.

The Old Queens head fun will kick off with a big bank holiday all dayer on August 24th, the line up is going to be extremely special and will be announced shortly..keep an eye on our events page as well as the Cool For Cats facebook for all the details.

Can’t wait to see you there!


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Hatcham Social to play intimate show for single release

Hatcham Social
‘Stay True To Your Family’ Single Launch

Tue 20 May 2014
at Servant Jazz Quarters
£8 advance

Hatcham’s new single ‘Stay True To Your Family’ will be released on may 12th and to celebrate they will be playing a rare intimate show at the Servant Jazz Quarters.
Only a handful of tickets will be on sale and the lucky people who will manage to buy them in advance will also receive a copy of their new “fans only” ep, which includes an experimental version of the single and a Ramones cover performed by Hatcham and Kanine/Fortuna Pop signings Flowers.
The ep is super limited edition and will only be available with advance tickets for this show-it will never be sold anywhere else again. So grab your tickets now…

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Cool For Cats joins forces with Fierce Panda for Independent Labels Month

Cool For Cats and Fierce Panda together again for one night! Joining the line up for The Victoria’s excellent “one month of independent labels” along with Infectious, Sonic Cathedral, Killing Moon and many others.

Acts for our past and present rosters will be sharing the fun with us and making it a night to remember for sure.


Featuring live sets from:

Desperate Journalist are a North London quartet who’ve been causing ruffles with their hectic live shows which blend gothic sensibilities with sensible post-punk machinations. Beneath the deadpan panda-eyed exterior there is something fantastically uncontrived about their fervent hollerings, encapsulated in single ‘Organ’, released on Label Fandango/Fierce Panda.
“thoroughly ace” (The Quie...

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For the past few months we have had the pleasure to be working with Attitude Is Everything, a charity that works towards making live music accessible for disabled people. The result is a wonderful showcase which will take place at the Islington Assembly Hall on march 26th and for which we have booked the line up, which will include live sets from indie pop duo Summer Camp and Cool For Cats favourites The Art Club.

Full info and ticket links below…

Summer Camp to show Islington some Attitude

  • Summer Camp headline Islington Assembly Hall, Wednesday 26th March 2014 
  • Support from The Art Club and Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences
  • Part of  Attitude is Everything’s ‘Club Attitude’ series

Indie-pop couple Summer Camp will bring their tribute to teenage heartbreak to the Islington A...

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Blue Moon is the solo project from Finnigan Kidd, songwriter and drummer in underground experimental pop act Hatcham Social. Blue Moon is a record about loss of innocence and loss of morality. It is a record of obsession. It features four creeping songs that sound like sorry admissions and smell like cigarettes. It is an exciting and affecting release from the multi-talented musician.

The EP was recorded in Amy Studt’s ‘Sleepwalker Studios’ in East London. The vocal performance is central and sneering, and so it is apt that Finnigan cites his musical reference points as ‘Nancy Sinatra, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry’.

‘The Dark Pulls Me Under’ somehow manages to be both gorgeous and disturbing, with Finnigan repeating “psycho” in a sickly and mechanical manner...

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KIT RICHARDSON joins the Cool For Cats Digital Club

The ever-growing Cool For Cats digital club is pleased to add another gem to its collection: ‘All Heart No Brains’ is the enchanting new single by songstress and pianist Kit Richardson and we’ll all be celebrating its release on Nov 12th at the Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston.

‘All Heart No Brains’ is a soup of twinkling glockenspiels and Moog warmth, with an urgent undertone of frustrated teenage naivety. Gracious and professional, catch Kit live to experience her complex and effecting journey that subtlety juts in and out and underneath ‘alternative’ and ‘pop’.


Doors 8pm, £5 entry

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LIFE single launch coming up on Oct 23rd

Cool For Cats are very proud to host the single launch party for our favourite new band of the year, LIFE.

Hailing from Hull and including former members of another Cool For Cats favourite, The Neat, LIFE “are on a quest to make you fall in love again through catchy guitar hooks and pop-poem lyrics” (NME)

Their debut single ‘I Wanna Forget’ will be out on oct 21st on super cool indie label Birthday Records.
Check out the brand new video for ‘I Wanna Forget’ at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDCR2CyH2nQ&feature=youtu.be

Also playing on the night:

“With a sound stemming from the jangling post-punk of acclaimed early-80s indie label Postcard, Climbing Boys’ bass-driven songs allow for some intricate, reverberating guitar work that frequently ...

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