Nightmare and the Cat
|Origin||Los Angeles, United States|
|Genres||Indie rock, alternative rock|
Brandon "Spike" Phillips
Nightmare and the Cat was a five-piece British-American indie rock band that formed in 2010. The band consisted of Django Stewart (vocals), Samuel Stewart (guitar), Claire Acey (vocals), Scott Henson (bass) and Spike Phillips (drums).
The band was formed in Los Angeles by brothers Samuel Stewart and Django Stewart, sons of musician/producer Dave Stewart and Siobhan Fahey. Samuel and Django had both been involved in previous bands in London and Los Angeles, including Blondelle and Django James and the Midnight Squires, respectively.
The band built a considerable following on YouTube posting covers and acoustic performances. The band self released the Nightmare and the Cat EP and soon garnered the attraction of major management companies and labels, signing with In De Goot Entertainment in 2011 who found them a home at Capitol Records in 2013. Their debut release Simple EP, produced by Eric Valentine was released on Capitol Records on September 17, 2013. The band collaborates with artist Gary Baseman in their artwork and some live performances. They are looking forward to the release of their first LP, also titled Simple, in July 2014. On May 15, 2014 Nightmare and the Cat performed "Undercover" on The Late Show with David Letterman.
On October 28, 2015 Django took to Facebook to announce that Nightmare and the Cat "is no more".