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Nightmare & The Cat (Formed 2010)
Nightmare & The Cat is an Indie Rock band, with members from England and America. The members are Django Stewart, Samuel Stewart, Claire Acey, Scott Henson, and Spike Phillips. They are better known for their singles, "Sarah Beth" and "The Missing Year".
Formation: Brothers Django and Samuel Stewart (sons of musician/producer Dave Stewart and Siobhan Fahey) were working with other bands around L.A. Vocalist/guitarist Claire Acey, bassist Scott Henson, and drummer Spike Phillips soon joined them to create a band.
Music Career: Before Nightmare & The Cat, Django and Samuel had been involved with other bands around L.A. Through YouTube, the band received a strong fan base. After self-releasing their own EP 'Nightmare & The Cat', they received attraction from major management companies. In 2011, they signed with In De Goot Entertainment. In 2013, they were signed with Capitol Records. In September 2013, their debut single "Simple" was released through Capitol Records. Their first LP was released in July 2014, also named 'Simple'. In May 2014, they performed "Undercover" live on the David Letterman show.
Nightmare & The Cat are a superb find; a blend with a rough and ready indie drive, a blues edge, and still the sensitivity of a relatively recently (2010) formed musical package. 'Sarah Beth', the opening track to their EP, initially sounds beautiful, Buckley-esque vocals over gentle bluesy picked guitar together string backings before driving drums and guitar rhythms kick in to push the track forward with that edgy, rough and ready-ness that they host so well. From then on, the track crashes into an upbeat and catchy blues-folk chorus; all the time Nightmare & The Cat maintain this danceable driving rhythm over which the strong vocals soar.
'The Missing Year' further showcases the Stewart brothers' powerful flexible vocals, again within a sensitive, perfectly constructed musical blend; an easy going rhythm complete with brief interceptions of solo guitar, but a blend that also pushes into a catchy and danceable accompaniment to a chorused vocal outro. 'Forgive Me, Sonny' opens with bluesy acoustic guitar and clicks with backing vocals a formula that continues to evolve an angsty, uneasy feeling as the track goes on. As brass and chorused backing vocals aid in building the track, Nightmare & The Cat offer a far bigger production akin to Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend, crescendoing to a climax with kazoos and all, before dying to a purely kazoo and click fade.
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@claireacey CLAIRE YOU ARE PERFECT
RT @Letterman: Tonight, Dave has a great new band from L.A. (by way of London). Catch @nightmareandcat at 11:35|10:35c! http://t.co/luuxO0p…
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