That’s my guitars all ready (ish) for future Craig Hughes & The Crow Bone Chorus endeavours. All we need now are the fucking gigs to play them at.
Look at that, my goodness. 2017 already.
One way or another, this is going to be a very busy year, for me at least. There are new EPs from both Dog Moon Howl and The Craig Hughes Two due for release over the next few months (details to be finalised for the Dog Moon Howl one at our first rehearsal of the year next weekend). A series of self promoted gigs, possibly marking the return of the old That Devil Music night. A limited edition run of “hand stamped” CDs and a similar tape run of my back catalogue. Regular updates over at the Ritual Objects blog (and this one). Some other stuff.
I hope you’ll find something in there that appeals. Keep checking back.
Brief update: there will be something of a flurry of Channel Nowhere activity over the next couple of weeks, so you can look forward (or not) to the release of the remastered Pennies On My Eyes on March 11th and a couple of gig announcements for both The Craig Hughes Two and Dog Moon Howl. Promos will go out for Pennies just prior to the release date and a lyric video for new track No-One Cares If You Die will be up soon on YouTube.
Told you it was brief.
So, 2016 currently looks like this:
My newish album Pennies On My Eyes is due to be released at the end of February. A completely new “solo” album is planned for the end of year. Other than that …
The Craig Hughes Two
We kicked off 2016 with a Glasgow gig at The Howlin’ Wolf earlier this month. We’re looking at recording an EP for release later in the year and hopefully a lot more live work.
Dog Moon Howl
We’re fresh from our first rehearsal of the year which turned into more of a songwriting session. The new stuff’s sounding promising, lots of AC/DC, Rush and Sabbath nods. We’re working up some covers as well. We’re planning on releasing two EPs in 2016, mid-year and end-of-year respectively.
Tapes For My Walkman and Tapes For My VCR continue to keep it analogue with a piece on Lemmy, Motörhead and No Sleep ’til Hammersmith HERE and one on Bowie’s Love You Till Tuesday HERE (I hadn’t noticed until just now that both of these “tribute” choices feature the word “till”. Or that Motörhead had misspelled it) and updates will be more frequent from February onwards. This here Channel Nowhere blog will also be updated a lot more regularly, largely because of the amount of stuff going on with the label etc.
I’ve got my work cut out with the completion of at least one large scale writing project and a documentary thingmy in the planning stages. There could potentially be a couple of other releases on Channel Nowhere throughout the year. Watch this space.
Dog Moon Howl had the pleasure of playing at Jim Dead & The Doubters’ album launch a couple of Fridays ago. Despite technical problems with guitar effects and unusually crappy onstage sound for The 13th Note, our set went down a treat, Jim and co. played a blinder and a good time was had by all. Thanks to Paul Kerr at Blabber’n’Smoke for posting this splendid review …
When Blabber’n’Smoke reviewed Jim Dead‘s new album Pray For Rain a few weeks ago we called him a “shamanistic weatherman.” We was only joking, honestly, but of course the album launch took place on one of the filthiest nights of the year, gale force winds blowing horizontal sheets of rain that numbed your cranial nerves. Think his next album should be called “Here Comes The Heatwave.” Anyhoo (as Mr. Dead likes to say) a grand crowd donned appropriate gear and headed to the basement of the 13th Note, attracted perhaps by the prospect of seeing three fine bands and getting a copy of the new disc all for the princely sum of a fiver, one bright spot on such a dreicht nicht.
The bloody weather actually meant your intrepid reviewer missed the opening act, Traquair & the Tranquilizers although verbal reports from the early birds were all positive. We…
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