Peter Cat Recording Co. Tour of Aotearoa

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Peter Cat Recording Co. Tour of Aotearoa

8:00pm, Fri 26 January, 2024
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New Delhi’s most electrifying musical export visit Aotearoa for the first time


“Coherent, impressive and very special indeed. If you've got a little Beirut or Bonobo in your collection, don't sleep on this band” - Clash Magazine

2024 is set to kick off in dazzling style with the debut New Zealand tour from New Delhi’s psychedelic indie superstars Peter Cat Recording Co.

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.

“Soulful, vibrant and perfectly loose. Psychedelic disco-rock meets turbocharged gypsy jazz as trumpets soar over cozy chord progressions and swinging drums” - Variety

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