If Anything Happens to the Cat is a five-piece indie orchestra from Ghent, Belgium. Their music is an unpredictable mix between post-rock, shoegaze and indie rock. Every song is a journey: through intertwining layers of guitars and synths, past flashes of vocals and guest instruments, often culminating into crushingly emotional climaxes.
In 2012 they recorded a first demo-EP in their rehearsal room. The band's first studio album 'Sun Drunk Moon' was released on October 9th 2014 at a sold-out release show in one of the biggest clubs in their hometown Ghent. The album has been described by critics as a unique, adventurous and technically masterful take on the post-rock genre.
They recorded the follow-up to this album in the summer of 2016. ‘Mångata’, released September 9th 2017, marks the band’s first steps into new territories including heavier, more synth-based arrangements tied together by cohesive lyrical themes dealing with water, drowning and staying afloat. Stylistically the band took a different approach than on ‘Sun Drunk Moon’ focusing more on beefing up their sound, producing a more technical yet more melodically layered record. The album was recorded at Much Luv studio with help of producer Tim De Gieter and mastered by Swedish producer and Cult of Luna-drummer Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios.
Since their first show in 2011, the band toured in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany. In October 2016, the band was invited to tour in China. They have had the honour of opening for bands like Maybeshewill, This Town Needs Guns, LITE, Her Name is Calla, Immanu El, Our Ceasing Voice and Wild Dogs in Winter.