CATS ON FIRE:
Johanna Kustannus will release a new Cats On Fire compilation Dealing In Antiques on 12th of may. It will contain songs from their old demos and seven inch singles. There’s also two new songs. The Hague that so far has only been released as a digital single and a White Town cover Your Woman.
Cats On Fire on tour:
12.3. Baby Honey, Buffalo Bar, London, UK
13.3. Big Pink Cake, The Lanes, Bristol, UK
16.4. Pluto, Stockholm, Sweden
17.4. Oceanen, Gothenburg, Sweden
18.4. Copenhagen Popfest, Råhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
12.6. Songs For Children, Hong Kong, China
13-15.8. Dockville festival, Hamburg, Germany
If you are wondering what Drowsy aka Mauri Heikkinen is doing nowadays here is the answer. He changed the singing language to finnish and started a band called Mieli. The debut album is due out on Helmi-Levyt next fall. Meanwhile you can check out some demos on their myspace and go and see their (first?) live performance at Bar Kuka, Turku on 19th of march.
Oh and if you don’t know Drowsy the facts were these. He got a record deal from UK label Fat Cat Records as a young man and two aclaimed albums came out in 2005-2006. The music was often compared to things like Acid Folk, Syd Barrett, Smog etc.