They sweat, they scream, they set fire to the world to put things in a better light, they throw anglular chord craziness into pits of noizes and bury 'em with rants. Brighton's Cat On Form may be dogged by lazy comparisons to some of the finest bands in recent times (Fugazi, Icarus Line) but don't for one second think there's anything remotely compromised or predictable or unexciting about two topless guys wrestling with guitars, spewing their souls into microphones, whilst a girl behind them's smashing drums like the skulls of sexist lads and another guy's thundering out bass. The COF live show is the full-on assualt we've been promised, here on earth to make up for all those let downs!
Their debut album 'set them on fire with their own matches' is released Monday 16th June in the UK on Southern. You come buy it at one of their shows!
We recommend all bands go along and get inspired, and anyone with a inclination for noize, be it punk, hardcore, eM* or whatever, just go, to..
11th London 93 Feet East • Ten Grand
13th Brighton Freebutt • Proudhon + Human Bomb OVER 16s
14th Winchester Railway Inn • castro
15th Exeter Cavern • jarcrew ALL AGES
16th Bristol The Croft • Big Joan
17th Cardiff Barfly • Day of The Locust
19th Limerick High Stool • with somedays better
20th Dublin Ballroom of Romance • tracer AMC
21st Belfast Giros • Yakuza
23rd Liverpool Zanzibar • Lapsus Linguae +The Mighty Saguaro
24th Nottingham Rescue Rooms • Lapsus linguae OVER 14s
25th Manchester Mumbo Arts Centre • Lapsus Linguae + The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg ALL AGES
26th Newcastle The Cluny • Lapsus linguae
27th Aberdeen Dr Drake's • Masamune OVER 14s
28th Glasgow Nice n Sleazy's • Sluts of trust
30th Leeds Royal Park • Snail Racing
1th Oxford The Cellar • Querelle
3rd Brighton Freebutt • Off Minor OVER 16s
7th Kingston Peel • Capdown OVER 16s
All of these shows are OVER18 unless it says otherwise (sorry). Tho' if you look older or can blag a fake ID or pull the person on the door the week before, you should be able to sneak in.
DiScuss: DiS knows who some of these bands playing with COF are, and has heard the names of others, but come on underground archivers, tell us and the world how great these bands are, who they are, etc..