Nick Waterhouse and Leon Bridges team up

Nick Waterhouse combines with Leon Bridges on "Katchi"

This September 30th, Nick Waterhouse releases Never Twice. His forthcoming full-length release. Yesterday, Waterhouse released the single “Katchi” off the album. The track features his pal Leon Bridges and riffs on Bridges’ family name for a massage – “Katchi.” “Leon and I were in Fort Worth hanging out at a friend’s place getting massages. He was laying on the table while I strummed the chords, bare chested, he shouted out “she give me KATCHI!”… His mother’s old Louisiana Indian term for ‘loving touch’. We rode it out and next thing we know we had a straight cruiser,” Waterhouse recently told The Fader.

With Never Twice, Nick Waterhouse returned to his original collaborator, producer Michael McHugh (Black Lips, Ty Segall, Allah-Las). McHugh was a local legend in the oft-underrated Orange County music scene that Nick grew up in. McHugh was the first person to ever put Nick on tape and in an effort to re-capture the vibrancy of the Huntington Beach scene of Nick’s youth, he invited McHugh up to his current home of San Francisco to work the boards once again. Once he had McHugh on board, Nick began cold-calling his favorite players, all of whom miraculously said yes. Jazz musician Bob Kenmotsu’s contributed flute, Tom Waits and Elvis Costello collaborator Ralph Carney on sax, Dr. Lonnie Smith protege Will Blades on Organ and a virtual whose who of muso legends on horns, bass and guitar.


1) Its Time
2) I Had Some
3) Straight Love
4) Stanyan Street
5) Old Place
6) Katchi
7) Baby I’m In
8) Tracy
9) Lucky Once
10) L.A. Turnaround


9/24 – Long Beach, CA – Music Tastes Good Festival
9/26 – Portland, OR – Star Theater LINK
9/27 – Seattle, WA – Neumos LINK
9/28 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt LINK
10/4 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge LINK
10/5 – Detroit, MI – Magic Bag LINK
10/6 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern LINK
10/8 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg LINK
10/10 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair LINK
10/11 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at The Fillmore LINK
10/12 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel LINK