Moncton band Danger Cat has been living in a perpetual state of fast forward. Formed at the start of 2012, the group released their self-titled debut EP in October 2012. Just over a year later, the group released their sophomore effort, Out Of The Woodwork.
Recorded live off the floor, Out Of The Woodwork saw Danger Cat decamp to a cabin in rural New Brunswick, free from the distractions of urban life. Rather than recording each of their parts individually, the group would run through the songs together, allowing the energy of playing the songs live to drive each member’s performance.
“We rented a cabin in Alma overlooking the Bay of Fundy and just completely isolated ourselves, which was probably the best thing that we could have done,” Danger Cat guitarist-vocalist Nic Leblanc shares. “At best, with our various jobs and commitments, we sometimes see each other a couple of times a week. So to put ourselves in one spot where we essentially lived together really contributed to the overall feeling of Out Of The Woodwork. The music just flowed so easily and naturally.
“We were totally in the moment when we were recording Out Of The Woodwork. I feel that sound is reflected in the release itself.”
The group’s live experience has grown exponentially over the course of the last year. Following appearances at Nova Scotia’s Evolve Festival and the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo this past summer, Danger Cat are primed and ready to move forward.
Performing at Moncton’s Tide & Boar Gastropub tonight, Nic says that the band is already seven or eight songs deep for their next recording. Fans anxiously awaiting the next chapter in the Danger Cat catalogue shouldn’t hold their breath, however.
“We have seven or eight songs chiseled out but want to spend the winter refining the songs and writing others,” Nic says. “We want to put these new songs together but also take the time just to play together and toss around ideas. Our releases so far have had a kind of spontaneous nature to them. While it has worked for us, we want to put a lot of thought into the next release which means making sure we have a dozen or 13 songs that fit well together and that we are happy with.”
What: Danger Cat with guests Mother, Juggs & Speed
When: Saturday Oct. 4, 10:00 p.m.
Where: The Tide & Boar, 700 Main St., Moncton
Tickets are $10 at the door