Haggard Cat Bothday Present
Haggard Cat, formerly HCBP

Nottingham’s blues/noise duo rename themselves and hit the road this spring.

Haggard Cat Bothday Present


Around a year ago we bought you to the attention of the amazing ‘HCBP as part of our ‘New Artists of the day’.  A year down the line HCBP have relieved themselves from duty with their other band ‘Heck’, dropped the BP (Bothday Present) from their moniker and have come out fighting as ‘Haggard Cat’,  surely putting pay to those surely annoying ‘What does HCBP stand for?’ questions along the way.

To celebrate this, Haggard Cat has released details of a tour of the UK with Feed The Rhino, and have announced that they have signed with the legendary ‘Earache’ record label.

You can pre-order the debut album and stream ‘American Graffiti’ over at their official website.


Haggard Cat will be playing:

Tue 20th Feb 2018 The Exchange, Bristol UK

Wed 21st Feb 2018 The Cavern, Exter UK

Thu 22nd Feb 2018 The Joiners, Southampton UK

Fri 23rd Feb 2018 The Underworld, London UK

Sat 24th Feb 2018 Owl Sanctuary, Norwich UK

Tue 27th Feb 2018 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham UK

Wed 28th Feb 2018 Think Tank, Newcastle UK

Thu 1st March G2, Glasgow UK

Fri 2nd March, Rebellion, Manchester UK

Sat 3rd March, The Flapper, Birmingham UK

You can buy tickets for all of the above dates at Myticket.co.uk.

Haggard Cat / Feed The Rhino Flyer

HAGGARD CAT: Official Facebook Page.


All words by Christopher Lloyd. Photograph by Gary Thursday Gent.

More writing by Christopher can be found at his author’s archive.

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Christopher Lloyd is 43 and based in the West Midlands. He discovered a passion for music journalism when he was fifteen after getting a family member to blag him tickets to see Nirvana, but only if he wrote about it. This eventually led to him finding a love of writing and photography, his writings have been published in many local newspaper chains, drowned in sound and NME. He once released an abysmal charity 7". Of his various, and quite frankly bizarre claims to fame, his favourite is that he once ended up shopping for cheese in a Manhattan deli with Luciano Pavarotti.


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