Today we have for your entertainment and edification an actual photograph of Craig Hughes & The Crow Bone Chorus in all our hoary glory plus a poster for the upcoming Glasgow showcase with Jim Dead at The Audio Lounge. Enjoy.
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 updates 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) and if you’re partial to some musings on movies/VHS obscurities, I have a look at The Dark Power HERE.
We’re booking new live dates at the moment for both The Craig Hughes Two and Dog Moon Howl (contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
There’ll be more gig announcements soon as The Craig Hughes Two gears up to release our live-in-the-studio mini album, Off the Cuff. I’ll keep you updated.
Work continues on the upcoming releases. Here’s a preview of the new Dog Moon Howl E.P. These Days in the shape of a lo-fi video (knocked together out of some under-exposed rehearsal footage) for the title track. The tune itself is perhaps a bit of departure for the band but I believe we’re all seriously pleased with it. I know I am.
Just as the year started kicking off work-wise, I was stricken with the flu. Highlights included four solid days of migraines and a false dawn a couple of days ago whereupon I delivered a guitar for sale to the city centre and just about ended myself. Symptoms have now died down to a mere wracking cough and occasional back wrenching sneeze, so it’s back to business.
I’m happy to tell you that the new Dog Moon Howl EP is called These Days and will be released (CD/download) during the month of March, which this year follows hot on the heels of February. The actual date is not yet set, but we’re planning an end-of-the-month launch gig in Glasgow, so, you know, expect it around the end of the month. Ish. More news on this soon, including a teaser track to be brought to you via the magic of YouTube.
Once that’s all sorted, The Craig Hughes Two will be releasing our mini-album, Off the Cuff, culled from a live-in-the-studio session we recorded late last year. With a running time just shy of a half hour, 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. A further update will follow once everything’s in place.
Things to have fallen significantly behind during this past near-fortnight of influenza induced inertia include blog updates and gig bookings, so I’ll be on those again properly as of later today. Expect some updates over at Ritual Objects of Sight and Sound and to the gig pages of www.craighughes.net and www.dogmoonhowl.com presently.