A Brighton, UK based band with a sound that might have come about if New York No Wave had spent a lost weekend in New Orleans. Add to that hints of dive bar jazz, delta blues, East European folk and the dark lure of cabaret, and you have the seductive circus fanfare that is CAAW!

“This hotchpotch of musical styles, ideas and a willful attitude to experimentation is what gives Caaw their true shine, this unique attribute is undoubtedly their ticket to success…” Regan Rawlins – SouthWaves Audio

“If there is any band at the moment who channel the spirit of both Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart, I can think of none who do it better than this lot…” Dan Whaley – Out Of Limits on Burgess Hill Radio

“Every now and again a band comes around that’s impossible to describe… Caaw are that band!” Mike Cúig – Off The Record Independent Music Festival

“No wave was a short-lived avant-garde scene that emerged in the late 1970s in downtown New York City. In partial reaction against punk rock’s recycling of traditionalist rock and roll clichés, no wave musicians instead experimented with noise, dissonance and atonality in addition to a variety of non-rock genres, including free jazz and funk, while often reflecting an abrasive, confrontational and nihilistic worldview.” – source:

“The Emperor Of San Francisco” EP on Spotify

Also available on:
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“Dinosaurs” Live at The Star Inn, Guildford, 02.02.19

“Four Go Fishing” Live at Village, Brighton, 23.08.18

“Greenback Gods” Live at The Con Club, Lewes, 17.03.18

Live Dates

8th March 2019

The Prince Albert, 48 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4ED

With The Dead Brothers
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30th March 2019

What’s Cookin’, Leytonstone Ex-Services Club, Harvey Road, London E11 3DB

With Mudlow
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3rd May 2019

The Hope & Ruin, 11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3WA

With The Sadies
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13th July 2019

Duffy’s Bar, 18 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester LE1 6BU

More info TBC



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