Eight.Fold.Path and Their Life With Pete and Pitty1st February 2022
Eight.Fold.Path is an alternative metal mixed liberally with downtempo and triphop influences. It brings together heavy, aggressive music centered around extended range guitars, complex progressive drumming, trance- and dance-inducing electronic music, and the rhythmic, intensely layered minimalist compositions of the late 20th Century.
Tell us all about Pete and Pitty.
Both my partner and I are animal lovers, and have always had creatures in our lives. We currently have two cats, Pete and Pitty. We’re a blended family, each bring a cat to the relationship! Pete came with me; he’s a domestic shorthair grey tabby, 16 lbs, very handsome, not terribly smart, and believes he is the World’s Largest Kitten. Pitty is a striking calico who came with my partner, and is the last of a litter named by her children. She lived outside in her early life, is extremely pragmatic and unflappable, and is now completely stone deaf.
What is the weirdest thing either of them has done?
Pete is out weird one. He’s very large, yet intimidated by every other cat, and is obsessed with wanting to groom my beard.
I remember when I used to have a beard.. One of my little furbabies would wash and preen it for me. Saved me a fortune on beard oils (laughs)
Do they have many quirks?
Probably knowing exactly when breakfast and dinner ought to be served, and yet deciding to begin harassing us 90 minutes ahead of time
Oh yes, cats have a fine knack of that. I don’t know about yours, but mine even know when the clocks have either gone back or forward. I reckon they clock watch before they pounce.
These past couple of years have been incredibly odd with the Coronaviris and varying degrees of lockdowns etc. How have Pete and Pitty helped you?
Having animals around is awesome! Our cats tend to snuggle, so they’re great companions, and of course they’re happier with present and attentive servants 😉
Have you always had pets?
I’ve always been an animal lover, have had all the typical pets through the years, including a couple of guinea pigs that were amazing! When I was a kid, my dad found an abandoned baby raccoon that we nursed and raised for about a year, but had to give away (raccoons are not good indoor pets, but he thrived with a family that lived where he could be outside all the time)
Have you ever tried putting Pete or Pitty into battle dress?
Our pets have all been dedicated nudists, coincidentally enough. They’ve all made it clear the skin they were born in is all they need.
As Pitty is stone deaf, how does Pete react to you practicing/writing music at home?
Pete… does not like it when I sing. At all. He becomes very concerned, gets as close to my face as possible and meows loudly until I stop (everyone’s a critic!)
Cats seem to be the harshest of critics. I have one imp articular who watches me write emails. If they think I’ve taken to long over it, they send it for me. It’s made for some interesting replies from bands, PR, labels etc.
Who looks after your pet whilst you’re away on tour/holiday?
We always hire a sitter to check on them daily, make sure they’re fed and get their meds
Speaking of practising, any new music in the pipeline? IF so when is it due and what can your audience expect?
– As a matter of fact, my next single is called “Fear”, a look at what it’s like to live with a severe anxiety disorder, through a Dune-by-way-of-modern metalcore lens, and comes out February 18th!
Have you anything you’d like to say to your fans/followers?
I appreciate every single listen, every single time, and if you enjoyed it, then I’ve done my job. Thank you!