Nightmare and the Cat
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Nightmare & The Cat are a Los Angeles based five piece and the brainchild of ex-pat British brothers Django and Samuel Stewart. Along with Californian natives Claire Acey (LA), Spike Phillips and Scott Henson (SF) the group have made a name for themselves as a breath of fresh air in the Los Angeles music scene since they formed in 2010.
After a succession of explosive live shows including a unique collaboration with a local circus troupe (Troupe Vertigo) at the Ford Amphitheater, the band put out their first release, 'Nightmare & The Cat EP' in 2011.
The artwork for the EP was designed by LA - bred artist Gary Baseman with whom the band frequently collaborate and have often performed side by side fusing live music and live painting.
Django, the younger of the brothers, is a frontman to be reckoned with. He has natural charisma, he is a captivating performer and on top of it all he has a truly exceptional voice which bursts with character.
Samuel, three years his brother's senior, is a talented and wonderfully inventive guitar player who has a flavor all of his own and gives the band a distinct and instantly recognizable sound.
The music created by Nightmare & The Cat is a remarkable combination of soulful, at times folk - tinted rock and dreamy, ethereal pop which features lush three part vocal harmonies floating atop rapturous guitars and heavy grooves.
Whilst touring to promote their EP the brothers and co. caught the ears of many music lovers and the attention of Capitol Records with whom they signed a deal in the summer of 2012.
Since then, Nightmare and The Cat have been recording their debut album which is to be released later this year on Capitol.