We don't intend to write the whole story about the band that started in Vaasa, a small town in the western region of Ostrobothnia, Finland.. Here are just some facts:
2001 was the year when the band started making music. Moving to the bigger city of Turku was the next step to get more attention. After releasing their first vinyl EP "Solid Work" on Elva records in 2004 the band "had the means to lift itself above mediocrity" as singer Mattias Björkas puts it.
In 2007 their first album "The Province Complains" won the hearts of indiepop-lovers around the globe and two years later the album "Our Temperance Movements" followed.
From now on Cats On Fire were playing all kinds of Indiepop Festivals around Europe like the The Cosy Den Festival, Copenhagen Popfest, Indietracks Festival and this year they are coming to us!
They have just released their third album and we are very happy that the band will be presenting their new songs at our festival. On "All Blackshirts to me" Björka's pensive lyrics come with some really brilliant songs - like "1914 and beyond", a piano-song where singer Mattias describes European history with all its crises in a wonderful manner. Some of us got really addicted to this song...you can listen to it here.