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Peter Cat Recording Co. Announce Debut New Zealand Shows

Peter Cat Recording Co. Announce Debut New Zealand Shows

Chris Cudby / Monday 13th November, 2023 5:00PM

New Delhi's incomparable psych / disco / rock / jazz / ballroom / sophisti-pop ensemble Peter Cat Recording Co. are bringing their genre-smooshing boogie to our shores for the first time ever. Playing summer soirées in Tāmaki Makaurau, Pōneke and Raglan in January 2024, the five-piece of velvet-toned vocalist / guitarist Suryakant Sawhney, Karan Singh (drums), Dhruv Bhola (bass, samples), Rohit Gupta (keys, trumpet) and Kartik Sundareshan (guitars, trumpet) have earned rapt reviews for their back to back latest studio albums Happy Holidays (2020) and Bismillah (2019) — with Clash praising the latter record as "something truly fresh to get your ears tingling and tongues wagging". Touted by NME as "arguably South Asia’s biggest underground band," Peter Cat Recording Co.'s debut Aotearoa performances will be very special evenings to savour, further sharpened by sold out 2023 tours in the US and Europe. Be sure to swoop on tickets when they go live later this week, brought to you by Banished Music and Strange News Touring...

Peter Cat Recording Co.

Wednesday 24th January - The Yard, Raglan
Thursday 25th January - Neck Of The Woods, Auckland
Friday 26th January - Meow, Wellington

Tickets available now via Banished Music

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Press release:

Something of an anomaly, not just in their home country of India, but in the world at large, Peter Cat Recording Co. make the kind of music that defies definition. What could one moment be a soaring indie rock anthem might give way to a gypsy jazz cabaret breakdown, an epic space disco jam suddenly becomes the ballroom waltz you never knew you needed. Suffice to say, this is one of the most exciting bands on the planet.

Founded and fronted by vocalist and guitarist Suryakant Sawhney, whose voice Variety magazine once described as “an agile, velvety croon that sounds like Sinatra on two tabs of acid”, the band has existed in varying shapes and mutations since 2011, releasing several albums before their 2019 breakthrough record Bismillah.

Challenging perceptions of what a band from India can be is an important part of the vision for Sawhney and his merry men; Karan Singh on drums, Dhruv Bhola on bass / samples, Rohit Gupta on keys / trumpet and Kartik Sundareshan on guitars / trumpet. Having played wildly successful tours to sold-out crowds across the US and Europe in 2023, now it’s our turn to soak in the Peter Cat Recording Co. experience with these very special shows.


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