Project Nomad.

Our 4th album will soon be released out into the world. What can we tell you about it? Well…

The Artwork: Front

The songs and the players:

Side 1:
1. Vlad The Impaler (Prime8).
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Drums, Vocals.
Sienna: Bass
2. Red Dress (NiniCat/Prime8).
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Fretless Bass, Drums, Vocals.
NiniCat: 6-String Guitar.
3. Sunrise Over Delaware (Prime8).
Prime8: Cigar Box and 12-String Guitar, Fretless Bass, Drums, Synths, Vocoder, Vocals.
4. I Have Been To Oxford Town (Prime8/NiniCat).
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Drums, Mellotron, Vocals.
Sienna: Bass.
5. Corny (Prime8).
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Drums, Vocoder, Vocals.
Sienna: Bass.
6. Disco Potato (Prime8).
Prime8: Synths, Guitars, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums.
7. Rafty Is One (Prime8/NiniCat).
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Fretless Bass, Drums, Vocals.
NiniCat: Sound Effects.

Side 2:
8. Message From The Apocalypse (NiniCat/Prime8).
NiniCat: Programming, Synths.
Prime8: Guitars, Synths.
9. Another Screw (NiniCat/Prime8).
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Drums, Vocals.
NiniCat: 6-String Guitar.
Sienna: Bass.
10. Doing It Again (Prime8).
Prime8: Cigar Box and 12-String Guitars, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals.
Checkers: Saxophone.
Sienna: Bass.
11. Ballad Of The Wolf Queen (Prime8).
Prime8: Guitars.
Checkers: Drums.
Sienna: Bass.
12. Red Mist (Prime8/NiniCat).
Prime8: Cigar Box and 12-String Guitar, Synths, Vocoder, Drums, Vocals.
NiniCat: 6-String Guitar.
Sienna: Bass.
13. I Can’t Understand You (Prime8/Vaginia Herpe).
Prime8: 6 and 12-String Guitars, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums.
NiniCat: Backwards Guitar Solo.
Sienna: Bass.

Produced by The Quagaars and Autumn Asphodel.
Mastered by Autumn Asphodel.
Cover Art by Prime8.
Recorded at Neon Chimp Studios, Nini’s Cat House and Somewhere In Canada.

“Evolver” set for release 30/7/2018.

Our 3rd album, “Evolver”, will be released on the 30th of July, 2018. This initial release will be via BandCamp and a vinyl release will follow soon after (as soon as we can afford to get it pressed). Here is all the information that you need to know:


Above, you should see the front cover of the album. This was created by Autumn Asphodel. The photo of Prime8 was taken by Andrew Robinson of Desol Design Solutions, the “Chimp Audience” photo was taken by Prime8 and the Orangutan photo came from Pixabay.

It is a concept album, based on the story of Prime8’s transition from male to female. It is the first album to feature our newest member, NiniCat. It also features several amazing guests including, Autumn Asphodel, Wolf Queen, Sir Reimund, Mishly D. Tegal, Doctor Cheese and Ethereal.

Side 1:
1. Regeneration.
Prime8: Cigar Box and 12 String Guitars, Organ, Musical Knee, Vocals. 
Checkers: Drums.
Dr. Cheese: Keyboards.
2. Night Bus/Emergency Exit.
Prime8: 6 and 12-String Guitars, Bass, Synths, Slow Drums, Vocals.
Checkers: Fast Drums.
3. Disguise.
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Bass, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums.
NiniCat: Acoustic Guitar.
4. The Chaser (Prime8/Wolf Queen).
Prime8: 6 and 12 String Guitars, Bass, Vocals.
Wolf Queen: Vocals.
Checkers: Drums.
5. I’m Nothing Like You.
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Bass, Synths, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums.
6. Judgement (Prime8/Checkers/Reimund).
Prime8: Rhythm Guitar, Vocoder, Bass, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums.
Mishly: Lead Guitar.
Sir Reimund: Vocals.
The Quagaarian SIM-Phone-ic Orchestra: French Horns, Tubas.
7. My Reflective Eyes (Prime8/Checkers/NiniCat):
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals.
NiniCat: Acoustic Guitars.
Side 2:
8. When The Rocker Learned To Roll.
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums.
Chimpy: Ashtray.
9. Bangkok Blues.
Prime8: Ukulele, Cigar Box Guitar, Organ, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums.
Ethereal: Thai Vocals, Ukulele, Guitar.
The Quagaarian SIM-Phone-ic Orchestra: French Horn, Bassoon, Violin.
10. Never Give Up The Fight (Prime8/NiniCat).
Prime8: Drums, Singing Bowl, Vocals.
NiniCat: Everything Else.
11. Skin Deep (Prime8).
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Bass, Vocals.
Checkers: Drums.
Dr. Cheese: Keyboards.
The Threeon Chimps: Handclaps and Faceslaps.
12. True Self (NiniCat/Prime8).
Prime8: 12-String Guitar, Bass, Vocals.
NiniCat: 6-String Guitar.
Checkers: Djembe.
13. You Be You (Prime8/Asphodel).
Prime8: Drone and 12 String Guitars, Electric Sitar, Bass.
Autumn Asphodel: Vocals.
Checkers: Drums.

All songs written by Prime8 unless otherwise noted.

Produced by The Quagaars and Autumn Asphodel.

The majority of the album was recorded at Neon Chimp Studios 1 and 2, however some elements were recorded elsewhere.

We have released a music video for the song “My Reflective Eyes” which can be viewed here:

You can also preview the song “Skin Deep” here:

Who are The Quagaars, and what do they stand for?

We are an intergalactic rock band, originally from the Planet Quagaar. A long time ago, our ancestors crash landed on Earth with little hope of every being able to return home. They initially tried to stick together, but as the years flew by, one by one, they started to spread out across the land…and sometimes, the sea. With each new generation, the musical traditions of our home world were passed down, in the hopes that perhaps one day, somehow, it would reach our long lost home. Although, it has been a very long time. It’s entirely possible that it no longer exists. So we settle with keeping our culture alive here.

Our first mission was to try and locate other Earthings of Quagaarian origin. Many are unaware of their ancestry, but when 2 Quagaarians find themselves in a room together, they will somehow know that they have a connection of some kind, beyond anything that can be understood.

Prime8 and Checkers happened to come into contact with each other. They bonded over a love of music and a friendship was quickly formed. On the 1st of January 2000, they decided to form a band. Unable to find any other Quagaarian Earthlings, they tried out several different musicians, but nothing seemed to work out with any of them in the long run. After nearly a decade, they decided to continue as a 2 piece and in 2010, they released their first album, “Dodge City Tombstone”.

This version of the band would continue for a few years before they decided to start looking for others to join them once again. Initial attempts proved fruitless, but then, something very interesting happened. Prime8 came out as transgender. Through the transgender community, she became friends with Autumn Asphodel (which is apt…double A actually). It was Autumn that lead to Prime8 finding NiniCat. Could she have finally found another Quagaarian Earthling? Their initial communications were over the internet as they happened to be on opposite sides of the planet at the time.

And so, after the release of the second album, “Eternal Candlelight”, in 2016, Prime8 traveled across the globe to meet with NiniCat in person. Sure enough, her initial suspicions were confirmed. She’d found a missing piece of the puzzle, the legendary 3rd Quagaar that they’d been searching for.

In 2018, the third album (the first with NiniCat), a concept album based around Prime8’s transition called “Evolver”, was released. This was followed a year later by the fourth album, “Project Nomad”.

That’s all well and good, but what does it mean to be a Quagaar?
The Quagaars (or Quagaarians if you want to get technical, but Quagaars sounds better…looks better on a poster/album cover) are a race that values art, open mindedness and creativity above all else. On Earth, they tend not to fit in with the mainstream. As a result, they will always stand for other people who don’t fit in, the freaks, the outsiders, the others, the weirdos, the night owls, the dreamers, the vampires, the queers, the ugly ducklings, the nerds, the geeks, the aliens, the different. For in many ways, we are just like you, and we hope that our music can mean something to you, just as it means something to us. Just as you all mean so much to us.