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Cats and Dinosaurs
CATS AND DINOSAURS aus Schweden kredenzen quicklebendige sozial-feministische Original-LINDYHOP-Tanzmusik, gewürzt mit progressiver politischer Lyrik in schwedischer Sprache.

Hep Cat Club // Start 21.00 // 12 Euro
Viktoriastraße 3b, 86150 Augsburg beim Bahnhof (mehr Info)


Cats and Dinosaurs is a socialist-feminist swing collective playing original lindyhop dance music with political lyrics in Swedish, AKA "the worlds most radical swingband". We mix the objectively best politics with the objectively best music. Result: dance party!!!!
Our feet are planted in the radical backwaters of the jazz and blues, but we threw out all the standards in favor of our own leftie-feminist songbook. Jazz was the punk of the twenties, and we want to honor the creativity and radicalism of the jazz pioneers by embracing their energy and attitude rather than copying them note for note.
We are also lindyhop dancers! This is the secret behind our perfect dance groove that will get every floor going, all while our subversive message slips into peoples subconscious like gleeming red silverfish.

We have been playing since 2014, touring all over Sweden and a little bit in Germany. Planning to add more countries to the list! In 2016 we released our debut album "Swing på barrikaderna" on PACAYA records, and received wide critical acclaim both in Sweden and abroad. In 2017 we released our second album "Kapitalismen är en dröm" containing classic left wing swing tracks such as "I nättrollens sal", "Samtyckesblues" and "Krossa det som krossar er!".

Recently we did a successfull Kickstarter campaign to fund our next album, which will be recorded in the spring of 2018 and will be completely in English! Stay tuned for more news about this project, and mean while check out our English language single "Consensual Blues".

"Wir brauchen diese Band. Zum Tanzen und zum Reflektieren. Die Sitzmucke, die sich heutzutage Jazz schimpft, ist vielleicht tot. Diese progressive und zugleich traditionelle Musik aber ist quicklebendig.'"
- Andreas Michalke, Jungle World