Catherine and the Owl are a dystopian-rock band hailing from Exeter, Devon, UK.
The band formed in 2007. Their music spans genres from alternative folk to indie-pop rock and they built a good festival and touring pedigree in 2009 – playing at major events across Devon such as Bradninch Festival, the rapidly emerging Wattsfest and Lynton and Lynmouth’s Llama Festival.
The band honed their live skills supporting such acts as indie legend Wojtek Godsisz (formerly of Symposium), American hipsters Enon and Ill Ease, the BBC Radio 2 folk award nominated Jim Causley and BBC Radio 2 folk award winner Jackie Oates.
Catherine and the Owl use a diverse range of instruments ranging from rock standards – guitars, drums, keyboards and electric bass through to more eclectic selections such as glockenspiel, flute, clarinet, mandolins and musical saw to the outright curiosity that is their homebuilt Theremin.
Catherine and the Owl have received praise from the music press for their debut E.P ‘I’ and have thrice featured as Exeter FM’s band of the week.
They have recently released their second e.p. It’s available on Fey Records via all major digital distributors and is titled ‘By Your Hand, I Am Spared’.