Ears Wide Open: Nightmare & the Cat


A couple years ago, Django James & the Midnight Squires – a young band fronted by Django Stewart – made some noise around Hollywood with their Bowie-inspired rock. Not long after, Django’s older brother Samuel Stewart perked some ears himself with the elastic pop on his EP “The Beginner.” Now they are brothers in arms as Nightmare & the Cat, with a self-titled EP on the way later this year. The sons of the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart (hey, Dad has a new album coming out in August) and Bananarama’s Siobhan Fahey, the Stewart lads roll together bits of soul, folk and pop into something familiar yet fresh, with this initial track, reminiscent of Cold War Kids, revealing that they take their yearning seriously.

||| Stream: “The Missing Year”

||| Live: Nightmare & the Cat perform Tuesday at the Bootleg Theater, with Holly Gleason and J. Scott Bergman supporting.