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11th September 2017

cats in space

MetalTalk's Gig Of The Week is awarded to those dazzling guys Cats In Space who set out this week to promote their second album, 'Scarecrow', which gatecrashed the national album charts last month in its first week of release.

cats in space

It's been an eventful ride for Cats In Space since they landed on Planet Earth in 2015. Critics and fans alike lapped up their debut album, 'Too Many Gods', and the six-piece subsequently earned themselves a theatre and arena tour with Thunder, and this summer they performed at London's Hyde Park as part of the Phil Collins' British Summertime Concert, as well as playing to 20,000 at the Cropedy Festival.

Their smooth creamy melodies hark back to the glorious sounds of the 70s and have earned the Cats national radio airplay and an ever growing fan base.

This is the first headline tour from Cats In Space, so catch them in the clubs while you can. Support on all shows come from Aussie rockers Kaato.

Tuesday 12th September: The Globe, Cardiff
Wednesday 13th September: The Borderline, London
Friday 15th September: Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Saturday 16th September: O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
Sunday 17th September: The Fleece, Bristol
Tuesday 19th September: The Haunt, Brighton
Monday 25th September: G2, Glasgow
Tuesday 26th September: O2 Academy 3, Manchester
Wednesday 27th September: The Borderline, London

Tickets available right here.

cats in space



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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