Well, there you go. No matter how daintily you tiptoe through life, it’ll still give you an unexpected kick in the cock just to remind you who’s boss. And so, due to ill health, plans for live work for the rest of 2017 have had to be shelved. Hopefully we’ll pick up where we left off in late January or February of next year. On a cheerier note, the “Craig Hughes & The Crow Bone Chorus” rehearsals are carrying on regardless. They’re sounding rather good too.
For the same reasons as above, plans for the Off the Cuff EP release have also changed. However, rather than leave it until next year, we’ve opted to put it out for download/streaming as a Bandcamp exclusive as of Friday, December 1st. A physical release and full digital distribution will follow in March 2018. Ish. Full details on the Bandcamp release will be up here in the next day or two. Please do check back.
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.
Now available from Dog Moon Howl’s Bandcamp store: HALF PRICE tickets to their ABC2, Glasgow show supporting Lionize with Mantis Taboggan + The Last Gasp on Aug 1st. Tickets are half face value with no hidden bullshit.
Tickets will be left at the door for you (we’ll email the details) or can be posted if you prefer , UK only, for an extra quid (per order, however many tickets).
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.
Next up from Channel Nowhere is the new Dog Moon Howl EP, These Days, which will be released in March. An actual release date hasn’t been set as of yet but an end-of-the-month launch gig in Glasgow is planned, so you can expect it around then. More news on this soon, including a teaser video.
After all that, The Craig Hughes Two will be releasing a mini-album, Off The Cuff, culled from a live-in-the-studio session recorded late last year. The tracks are a mixture of live regulars from the Craig Hughes back catalogue 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.
Both releases will be available on CD and download. Off the Cuff may also be available on tape, TBC.
One way or another, this is going to be a very busy year for Channel Nowhere.
The next few months will see new EPs from both The Craig Hughes Two and Dog Moon Howl (more news on them very soon). There’s the distinct possibility of the return of the old That Devil Music live night. Limited edition runs of “hand stamped” CDs and tapes of the Craig Hughes back catalogue are in the works. The websites (this one, Dog Moon Howl and Craig Hughes) will be back in full working order and there will be regular updates over at the Ritual Objects blog.
… well, it happens to us all. Great big hard drive crash. Months/years of work lost, as well as applications and so on. Channel Nowhere’s websites have all fallen victim to local storage hell, so please bear with us as we try to clone a sow from the devil’s own silk purse.