* * * * * KATERWAUL * * * * *

2012-08-27 16:15:50 UTC
Graham Chalmers [ Bass ] Nick J. Morrice [ Drums ] Tim Courtney [ Guitar & Vocals ]


Katerwaul began in early January 2007, and comprise Tim Courtney, Graham Chamers, and Nick J. Morrice. Their music comes from different places individually but they all share a love and passion for the atmosphere and mood of various bands loosely described as 'post-rock' - from, Godspeed you! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Oceansize, Cave-In, Sigur Ros and A Silver Mt Zion to name but 6... Outside of musical influences, cinema, literature and the media all filter though as themes and starting points for discussion and song writing. Lyrical themes can range from intense personal moments to the World at large as portrayed in some of the film work and books we love.

Live as well as on record, Katerwaul always strive for putting the most they can into their music and their conviction and sincerity is not lost on those who go to see them play or listen to their recordings. Katerwaul love playing live and like many bands before them, feel its the best place to meet their music head on. Katerwaul are to release their third album “The Dirt & The Trees” on October 22nd


“The revelation of the night was certainly Katerwaul, if we’re honest we came to them with some suspicion as they described themselves on their website as “post-rock progressive ambience” which really is not our kind of thing! But they were an absolutely captivating band who, despite a unique performance style including unheard vocals and hand signals, played with real emotion. They have the thing that sets apart fantastic live bands from passable live bands: being able to really connect with their audience. The only disappointing thing we have to say about them is that their set was quite short and we could easily have swayed to their atmospheric sound a little while longer! They are most certainly an up and coming band you should definitely look out for in the future.” 

- aberdeenstudentradio.com


“Singer Tim has an undeniably powerful vocal style and sings like he means it... The overall effect is epic post-rock in the vein of [ Sigur Ros ] while the effects driven guitars recall early 90’s shoegazing bands such as Slowdive or Ride. There are shades of Mogwai in there as well... they do their variant on the formula very well and I think they have improved with each time I have seen them, they are slick and the great sound in the venue this evening does them a great service.”

- Flares & Seagulls

(THE TUNNELS, ABERDEEN Supporting The Unwinding Hours)

“Live, Katerwaul are impassioned unpredictable and at times absorbing. They understand arrangements instinctively and swings from periods of loose and delicately interwoven delayed guitar arpeggios and gentle falsetto, to moments of crashing, distorted bass-and-drum driven chaos. And back again. At times frenzied, at others fragile; Katerwaul know when they should and - crucially - should not live up to their name.”

-Trend Magazine



Prologue EP (2008)

Here There Is No Why LP (2009)

Valley Under A Concrete Sea (I Heart UTG protest EP) (2010)

The Dirt & The Trees LP (2012)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm sure at one point all of us did come across one of those band that you listen for the very 1st time and instantly fall in love with the sound. Well [ Katerwaul ] is one of those artist that you won't have to listen to a numerous of occasions before you start digging their sound. Hit play and you'll be instantly in for brilliant and marvellous treat. And if you think the previous records are good... think again boys 'cause the up-coming one is 10 times bigger and better.

That in mind, given the fact that this album is still [ To Be Release ], date is set for the 22nd of OCT, a long way to go and to leak this title on a public domain almost a month before its release date is indeed kind of unfair. That said if you like what you read and dig the previews on the previous titles by all means drop me a line and I will share a link upon request. This is one release you seriously don't want to miss out on and definitely one release YOU DO want to have a go before anyone else does. 10 Out Of 10 lads... Actually let's make that 12 out of 10 for their [ Strange But Beautiful ] singing talent, experimental built and stunning instrumental outcome. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT TOO BITS. Keep an eye on this one guys as there WILL BE more updates to follow. [ The Dirt and The Trees ] = [ One Of 2012 TOP REC ]. I mean it from the bottom of my heart.

PS. There is no preview on the new and up-coming album yet but [ Katerwaul ] will be running a download code competition next month when they will be releasing a series of short videos in the run up to the albums eventual release. So yeah... as mentioned, stay tune and keep an eye on this one.

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Artist - Katerwaul Album - The Dirt and The Trees [ 12 OUT OF 10 ] Release Date - 2012 [ 22nd Of OCTOBER ] Genre - Instrumental, Experimental, Post-rock, Post-metal [ ONE WORD "EXQUISITE" ] Tracklist 01 Silver City 02 February 03 Fear And Symmetry 04 Departures 05 Silhouettes 06 Dwindle And Blaze 07 Please Go Home 08 Sparrows -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPON REQUEST ONLY "DROP ME A LINE" Katerwaul - The Dirt and The Trees -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Katerwaul Album - Live at Kilau [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Instrumental, Experimental, Post-rock, Post-metal [ AWESOME ] Tracklist 1. Last Talk With A Lonely Girl (Live) (free) 04:14 2. In The Absence Of My Presence (Live) (free) 06:06 3. December Doesn't Hurt (Live) (free) 06:40 4. I Moved Forward Out Of The Blackest Sleep (Live) (free) 06:29 5. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Live) (free) 09:30 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FREE DOWNLOAD Katerwaul - Live at Kilau -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Katerwaul Album - Valley Under a Concrete Sea [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Instrumental, Experimental, Post-rock, Post-metal [ AWESOME ] Tracklist 1. Valley Under a Concrete Sea 04:06 2. Heart of Blackened Gold 09:23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VINYL SOLD OUT THUS AVAILABLE AS DIGITAL ONLY Katerwaul - Valley Under a Concrete Sea -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Katerwaul Album - Here There Is No Why [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Instrumental, Experimental, Post-rock, Post-metal [ AWESOME ] Tracklist 01. Here There Is No Why 03:20 02. The Beat That My Heart Skipped 09:14 03. December Doesn't Hurt 04:48 04. Waiting To Be Pulled Through 01:41 05. In The Absence Of My Presence 06:01 06. Like Dancers In The Dark 10:00 07. Last Talk With A Lonely Girl (free) 05:00 08. White Rafts & Blood Red Floors 11:12 09. The Sound Of Burning Letters 04:49 10. I Moved Forward Out Of The Blackest Sleep (free) 08:25 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BUY CD, BOOK PACKAGE + DOWNLOAD "ALL IN ONE" Katerwaul - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Sky Architects | The Kays Lavelle | California Stories Uncovered | The Gothenburg Address | Her Name Is Calla -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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