Fat Cat's origins can be dated back to 1989 as a record store in Crawley, UK. Founded by Alex Knight and Dave Cawley, they relocated to London in 1990 and specialized in stocking predominately Detroit and Chicago based Techno and House music. After closing the store in 1997, the label was born. Early releases from the Icelandic trio of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bjork[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sigur Rós[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]múm[/lastfm] brought the label much success and paved the way for other new acts including indie rockers [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Twilight Sad[/lastfm], as well as experimental powerhouses; [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Animal Collective[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Black Dice[/lastfm]. Fat Cat also has an imprint label called 130701 (named after the date of its inception: 13 July 2001), home for ‘post-classical’ music, the imprint was later appended with the signing of pianist/composers, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sylvain Chauveau,[/lastfm] [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Max Richter[/lastfm], and most recently [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Hauschka[/lastfm]. Fat Cat's current roster of artists includes the likes of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mazes[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Milk Maid[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Twilight Sad[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]We Were Promised Jetpacks[/lastfm],  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Breton[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Vashti Bunyan[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nina Nastasia[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Max Richter[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Gregory and the Hawk[/lastfm],[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Brakes [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Maps & Atlases[/lastfm] among others.. [mp3com-artist]Milk Maid[/mp3com-artist] - Do Right Fronted by Martin Cohen the ex-bassist of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nine Black Alps[/lastfm]. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Milk Maid[/lastfm] champion a DIY aesthetic with recording produced in his apartment. Cohen's take on pop melodies with a twist of noise is reminiscent of acts such as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lovvers[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kurt Vile[/lastfm]. 'Do Right', is taken from the forthcoming Milk Maid album titled 'Mostly No' out on Fat Cat, July 9th. Click HERE for a free download of “Do Right” [mp3com-artist]Maps & Atlases[/mp3com-artist] - Winter Winter is the first track to surface from the Chicago quartets recently released second album titled 'Beware and Be Grateful'.  Mixing tight math-rock guitar lines and pulsing drums 'Winter' couldn't remind you more of summer festival sing-alongs. Click HERE for a free download of “Winter” [mp3com-artist]Odonis Odonis[/mp3com-artist] – I'd Prefer Walking Odonis Odonis was formed a little over a year ago by prolific bandleader Dean Tzenos. Now a three-piece found in Toronto they create their own take on lo-fi surf, punk and shoegaze. 'I'd Prefer Walking is a non-album track. Click HERE for a free download of “I'd Prefer Walking” Click HERE for more Label of the Week features.

Artists: Milk Maid