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"Here we go guys, here we go, a rock and bloody roll record unleashed by the trio and embellished by their sax, fiddle and pedal steel bothering mates when required. It’s a full on in your chops 10 track stomper of an album which has its running gears in punk rock with rockabilly, country and blues manifestations,emblazoned with anything that makes it bounce even better, This is once again a genre mangling exercise of the highest order, rock n roll is not just alive and kicking but absolutely bouncing out of its skin. This is one of the best contemporary albums I have had the pleasure or reviewing in a long time." Simon Nott, UK Rock+Roll

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We'd like to annouce a brand new alliance with Property Of The Lost record label, who during lockdown asked if we'd be up for recording a cover of the classic garage hit by the Brogues 'Miracle Worker'. We didn't have anything better do so knocked together some home recordings of our version along with an original 'b' side 'Death Threat'.

Turns out we enjoy working with Karl and POTL so much that we have agreed to put out a mini album together later in the year which will be released on 10" and CD. Keep your peepers peeled for pre order links in the coming months.


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This is the Patreon page for El Nico guitarist for X Ray Cat Trio and maker of guitar tuitional videos for beginner and intermediate players who want to learn mainly rockabilly, surf, punk, psychobilly guitar playing styles. 

Join this Patreon for exclusive updates and videos related to learning guitar as well as the music we are making, insights into recording projects, merch ideas and more.
Supporting the DEATHRAYCAT Patreon will help us to keep making more music, more videos, and spend more time on projects. 

I will aim to make at least one exclusive video per week for those wanting guitar lessons. I also want to provide the content that people want to see so this Patreon page will be open for Ideas and requests! 


X Ray Cat Trio & Harriet Hyde - Bubblegum EP  

7" Heavy Weight 70g Pink Vinyl  

The latest slice from Leeds trash surf punks, X Ray Cat Trio, sees a guest appearance from Nico's ex-bandmate, Harriet Hyde (Black Moth).  
The two of them had always bonded over an infatuation with bittersweet 50s pop and doo-wop crooners from The Ronettes to The Ramones.  

Years ago they vowed to let loose those doe-eyed, lovelorn sensibilities and sure enough, here are four unabashedly achy-breaky rock’n’roll tracks. Scuzzy yet-saccharine, in the vein of Shannon and the Clams and Dan Sartain, these are an offering to the ghosts of our teenage hearts- the part of us that will forever be trapped in high school, haunting the corridors with the faintest whiff of cigarettes and candy. Swoon!  

Track Listing: 

Side A:  

1. Only One 
2. Bubblegum 

Side B: 

1. Chainsmoke 
2. Loser  

The 4 Track EP is available to pre-order on Heavy 70g pink 7” Vinyl at the link below  


New Album: Love, Blood & Monsters 

“Love, Blood & Monsters” is the second full length release from X Ray Cat Trio, recorded in various locations over the last 3 years and produced by the band’s double bassist, Adam Richards.
A culmination of influences previously heard on X Ray releases including rockabilly, 60’s garage, doo wop, punk rock and touches of psych and hillbilly.
 Available on vinyl at Trash Wax Records and CD via Buzzard's Claw Records. The album will also be available to stream and download in all the usual places from 2nd March 2020

X Ray Cat Trio will be on tour in the UK in March, 

Tour dates 

El Nico Endorsed by Gretsch 

El Nico has been welcomed to the Gretsch guitar family, he has been using his 6120RHH for over 10 years and is proud to be endorsed by Gretsch.

📷 Emma Stone

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