News from Dog Moon Howl

News from Dog Moon Howl (more news soon) …

Cheerio.

After five years of rehearsing, songwriting, recording and intermittent gigging, we feel it’s time for Dog Moon Howl to wind things down.  We’re opting for the popular showbiz euphemism “extended hiatus”.

Unfortunately, for unrelated reasons we’ve had to pull out of the October gig at Nice’N’Sleazy, so as it stands we’ll no longer be active after our upcoming support slot with Lionize at the ABC2 on August 1st. We may take the very occasional gig if we get the right offer but we won’t be chasing live work or working on new material for the foreseeable future.

There’s no bad blood involved, not even musical differences.  In fact we’ll be continuing to work together, though on a very different project.  More news on that soon.

Anybody who wants a last hurrah with the band can head over to dogmoonhowl.bandcamp.com for half price tickets to the ABC2 show.  In the meantime, thanks to those of you (family, friends, bands, bloggers and broadcasters) who’ve supported us over the years.

Gigs update

We’re booking new live dates at the moment for both The Craig Hughes Two and Dog Moon Howl (contact us on bookings@channelnowhere.com for gig enquiries) and we’ve already got a couple of choice Dog Moon Howl dates in Glasgow for your diaries:

On Mon 01 Aug we’re at The ABC 2 for a return engagement with the mighty Lionize.  Also playing will be Mantis Taboggan and The Last Gasp. We’ll have tickets for sale at crazy-knock-down-blow-out-how-do-they-do-it discounts very soon. Watch this space.

Sun 08 Oct sees us back at Nice’N’Sleazy with Serpent Kings, as part of their UK tour (+ Warhead + TBC).

More gig announcements soon.

Dog Moon Howl, Ritual Objects and such.

So, the Dog Moon Howl EP launch came and went – and even though it was a Sunday gig (not traditionally the best suited evening to rock), it was a grand night, a good time was had by all and so on.  This despite a piss poor showing on the Friday from Parcel Force who decided they couldn’t be arsed delivering a box of CDs because was a nice day or whatever, and my main guitar having a breakdown on the day of the gig.  So, the EP’s out.  Dog Moon Howl at Bandcamp – fill yer boots (also available from iTunes, Amazon blah blah blah).

Since then, I’ve been doing a bit of writing and that, including an update to the Ritual Objects blog.  I’ve been revisiting a modern favourite album of mine, Amanda Palmer’s Theatre is Evil.  Check out the write up HERE.

New Dog Moon Howl EP + Record Store Day

Due to some kind of mix-up by the organisers, I’ve been incorrectly listed as playing at Record Store Day in Stirling on April 22nd. Please note I am NOT playing this event. Of course, don’t let that stop you going along!

The new Dog Moon Howl EP, These Days, is available now via Bandcamp on CD and pay-what-you-want download.  The full digital release is also available via all the usual download stores (iTunes, Amazon etc.) plus streaming via Spotify et al.

GET THESE DAYS AT BANDCAMP

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Off the Cuff …

The Craig Hughes Two will be releasing a mini-album, Off The Cuff, culled from a live-in-the-studio session we recorded late last year.  The tracks are a mixture of live regulars from m’back catalogue now performed with significantly different duo-arrangements, and a couple of cover versions.  We’re just waiting to get the licensing sorted out for the covers so we can decide on a release date – it will be available on CD and download; tape release TBC.  Update to follow once everything’s in place.

Dog Moon Howl will also soon be releasing the new EP, These Days – head on over to www.dogmoonhowl.com for more on that one.

Plans and that.

One way or another, this is going to be a very busy year, for me at least. Got to get my tax return done for a start.

After that, the next few months will see new EPs from both The Craig Hughes Two and Dog Moon Howl (more news on them very soon).  I’m looking into organising a series of self-promoted gigs, possibly marking the return of the old That Devil Music night.  Limited edition runs of “hand stamped” CDs and tapes of my back catalogue are in the works.  The websites (this one, Dog Moon Howl and Channel Nowhere) will be back in full working order and there will be regular updates over at the Ritual Objects blog.

Other stuff will also happen.

 

Dog Moon Howl live with Sky Valley Mistress this Friday/Saturday

Dog Moon Howl supports Sky Valley Mistress on the Scottish leg of their current UK tour this Friday and Saturday.

DETAILS:
Friday 9th December: Bannermans, Edinburgh with additional support from The Motion Poets. Doors 8pm, Dog Moon Howl onstage @ 9:15pm.

Saturday 10th December: Nice’N’Sleazy, Glasgow with additional support from The Naked Feedback. Doors 7:30pm, Dog Moon Howl onstage @ 8:15pm.

Bit of a last minute outing but these look to be a couple of cracking nights – and our last live dates for 2016 – so we hope to see some of you there!

Check out Sky Valley Mistress here: www.skyvalleymistress.com

EP from The Craig Hughes Two in the works

I was in the studio with Ally Tennick last Saturday recording a live-in-the-studio session for an EP release in the new year.  Knob-twiddling was by Tommy Duffin.

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We played seven songs from some previous releases which have changed shape somewhat over the years on the live circuit – particularly as arranged for the duo – plus a couple of covers.  The initial mixes are sounding good and I’ll be sifting through them as I get them over the next few days, settling on the best takes.

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Watch this space for further details.

More Dog Moon Howl news (Edinburgh gig alert!)

Dog Moon Howl  has been in the studio recording a new EP.  Final mixes and mastering will be completed over the coming week – release details to follow.

In the meantime we’ll be opening for Lacertilia and Cybernetic Witch Cult on the Edinburgh stop of their Wizards ‘n’ Lizards UK tour.  The gig’s at Opium on October 27th, 8pm.