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PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Some images courtesy of Leland Buck

Back catalog. 

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Radio silence does not mean inactivity.

A lot of hard work and a lot of soul searching have been going on.

I get coaching from Rick Barker in his Mastermind program, and am taking a music licensing Mastermind coaching program with Michael Elsner on music licensing. That has meant going through my entire published back catalog (not yet including unpublished songs of which there are about 100) and then breaking them into ten catalogues across my former acts that I wrote for — Time Beings (done), Gargoyles (not done), Aqua-Nine (done), Nick Violet (done), Brand Violet (done), Telford Mining Disaster (done), Catnyp (almost done, just need to do the debut album which will yield a pile of new licensable content).

On top of that, we are moving to Portland – partially for a new day job, but also because I believe I’ll find musicians who are into what I am into, and more places to play compared to where I am now.

So watch this space. A lot more to come, this summer.

Ooh you. 

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Didn’t need, but wanted.

Grew tired of looking for a 4001c64 (the Macca version with reversed headstock) so threw in the towel and ordered a used (MINTY) 4003s, then added a Creamery toaster pickup and a horseshoe pickup, as well as swapping out the pots to the traditional type.

Plays great, looks great, sounds great thorough my Ampeg pre-amp and VR 200 mini stack that has a pari of Ampeg 2x10s loaded on it.

Taylor. 12-string. 

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For those who might have been following my various Instagram rehearsals, you’ll know that the Takamine 12-string acoustic I have owned for years started getting tempermental – adding a nice sitar-like BUZZ on the top E strings. I had the top nut worked on and 1st-2nd frets dressed, truss rod was fine, but it just kept doing it.

So I poked around and read some reviews and settled on a Taylor based on a 6-string I played and recommendation from my Luthier. I found a 2002 355CE (I tend to prefer instruments that have been played in).

HOLY SHIT.

Although it should have been shipped with the strings loosened, technically, to avoid damage it came out of the box IN TUNE after traveling across the country in freezing cold weather.  I then played one of the hardest parts I know on it and it was like BUTTER.

Two big thumbs up on this one. I think I am in love.

Video. Evolving. 

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We’ll be premiering our video for “On The Floor” on YouTube, IGTV and Facebook in the coming week. Leland Buck did a great job filming and editing it all together, and the amazing Diane Lindo contributed 60 seconds of stop motion animation that holds it all together.

Watch this space.

Practice. Practice. 

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Video for “On The Floor” should escape shortly.

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We are rehearsing for a few things:

Feb 22 gig at Montana Distillery

April 26 gig at Freecycles – likely a big event

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Planning a “Live” unplugged kind of session that will yield a live album (March/April tbc)

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HKS’s bas is getting new toaster pickups and a hipshot bridge

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Still building social media profile

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Hired an intern

2018. 

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What happened in 2018?

 

What’s ahead?

  • EP release (see above) – likely top have 5 songs (3 with Emily, one hangover from Opus 4 and maybe an acoustic track)
  • Two gigs tbd at The Bicycle Works in Missoula
  • Gig at Montana Distillery on February 22
  • Release of “Henderson & The Black Cat” – full length album with artwork by the magnificent David Jesus Vignolli.

 

 

Pond crossing. 

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Emily Dolan drummed for The Darkness, Bryan Ferry and many others in addition to touring with world famous acts. I reached out to her to co-write collaborate and bash out three drum tracks rather than work to a specific spec for the drums stems.

I did this once a long time ago with another great drummer (Sid Davis from 40th Day) and it worked a treat.

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Sputnik bride. 

CT-SBFirst single of three from our second album drops today. Launch gig will be like last time at Shakespeare & Co on the Hip Strip in Missoula December 14 at 6 p.m.

Links here for the interested …

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/3uB5KShMZ3P4pW7YGQZEd7?si=OcRclBs2THaNMxyXIRjIRg

iTunes/Apple Music – https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/1408194980

SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/catnyp_the_band/02-sputnik-bride-by-catnyp

Bandcamp – https://catnyp.bandcamp.com/track/sputnik-bride-2

cdBaby – http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/catnyp12

… or direct from www.Catnyp.com

 

Album was recorded in London at Elstree Hill studios many years ago. Sat in the proverbial can.

Next singles. 

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Here come our next three singles. Cheeky eh.

Sputnik Bride – November 16

Cool Tattoo – November 30

On The Floor – December 14 or 21

 

A LONG DISCOGRAPHY