12 Songs, 40 Minutes


About Pet

A multinational (of sorts) indie pop group based in Berlin, Pet was founded by producer Andre Abshagen. An upbeat, electro-pop group specializing in a laid-back groove, Pet released their first album, Player One Ready, in 2004. Signed to London based Groenland Records, the band began work on album number two soon after. 2006's Rewind the Sofa Lady turned out to create an even bigger buzz, with its lead single scoring airplay on England's Xfm, and landing the intro music slot on John Peel's radio show. Originally thought of as a solo vehicle for Abshagen, the lineup of the group slowly grew, and by the time of their sophomore full-length, Pet expanded to include fellow Berliner Miss Mono on vocals, keyboards, and synths, Stefania Vacca from Sardinia on bass, and Milanese drummer Dodo Nkishi. 2008 would find Pet working on album number three, tentatively titled Very Important. ~ Chris True