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All The Times Bands And Cats Gave Us Life

James Croft
James Croft 8 August 2017 at 16.59

It's International Cat Day!

If there are two things that will always go hand in hand, it's good taste in music and a love of cats. 

Today is International Cat Day, so we thought we'd round up all the times bands and cats teamed up to remind us that Cats Are The Best (sorry, dogs. You'll get your turn on International Dog Day).

Who else to start with but Sleeping With Sirens' Kellin Quinn?

Next is Gerard Way, who voices one of the undisputed laws of the universe.

Enter Shikari's Rou Reynolds also seems to have a way with the kitties - here he is teaching his adorable fluff Freya how to high five!

Real Friends seem to have their priorities straight...

It seems that even deathcore can't escape our feline friends... although Fronz from Attila does have arguably the most evil looking cat on this list. Meet Carl.


My dad turned me into a dog.... I can't believe this shit. ��

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Sometimes you don't have time to cuddle cats and have coffee separately, especially if you're a busy man like Tre Cool from Green Day. Here he is doing both at the same time at Manchester's Cat Cafe!

Remember the time Jono (ex-The Swellers) was brutally snubbed by his cat? Tragic scenes.

Remember that time Candy Hearts found a cat on Vans Warped Tour and named it PVRIS? That was a day.

Finally, on a slightly different note, there's the story of when No Devotion man Richard Oliver bonded with / was almost mauled by a mountain lion. As you do.


*this photo is not my own "I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat" I did, I did, only the one I saw was a pretty heafty sized mountain Lion. I'd like to start this by mentioning how many fortunate factors were in my favor to enable me to the escape and be writing this. The first was that I'd decided not to wear headphones. This one thing alone probably saved my life. Shortly after taking the previous misty trail photograph I ascended into the clouds where visibility was down to about 30ft. I was meditating counting my breath when I noticed a rustling sound over my left shoulder. I turned to look expecting to see a rabbit but out of the corner of my eye was a much larger mammal. I thought to myself "that's a brave coyote". As I fully turned around to view the creature I realized what it was. Jumping out of the thicket onto the trail about 25ft away the lion approached seeming disappointed I had heard it coming. It adopted a low profile as it moved toward me. Now the first thing that came to mind was "aww beautiful cat like the ones in the zoo" swiftly followed by a daunting realization of the danger I was in. I knew a little about what to do but couldn't remember all. I faced the creature and got as big as I could. I put my hatebreed voice to work and stood my ground. It hesitated. This seemed to be working. I backed up slowly darting looks, scanning my surroundings for a weapon. The second fortunate factor was that the floor was littered with decent size sticks and hand sized rocks. As quickly as possible I dropped to grab a large stick and swung it around violently. The lion came at me as I bent down but halted again as I swung the stick. I snapped the end of the brittle stick which formed a sharp point, I felt enabled and a little more confident with a weapon. Made the mistake of trying for the offensive but the cat just echoed my movements. We kept a distance of about 30 feet and I decided to fight back with rocks. The third fortunate thing was that my adrenaline allowed for a good accurate throw, and most rocks came within inches of the cat. At first it seemed confused but each rock bought me a few feet........

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So, there you have it. Cats. Bands. And cat. Happy International Cat Day!

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