Kath and The Kicks
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Leeds based Kath & The Kicks present alternative heavy rock with blues-rattlesnake overtones. The group have just released their new single ‘LET IT OUT’ - a modern, heavy Annie Lennox revival - and have a run of Summer Tour Dates just announced.
About their new single, Kath says: “ 'LET IT OUT' is a celebration of frustration and something that everyone can relate to. FIND YOUR INNER POWER AND GIVE IT A STAGE.”
‘Dirty, smack you in the face rock and roll from a band projecting true passion and searing melodies. Filthy garage rock meets Jack White, a blistering combination from this power trio.’ – Louder Than War
‘Kath is a frontwoman you wouldn’t mess with – she’s got a voice like a cider-drunk angel and her tunes are infectious enough to keep everyone rocking throughout the set. Also, with song titles like The Lethal Parrot (about a devilish bird), what’s not to like?’ – Louder Sound, CroCroLand Festival, April 2019
‘Ultimately over-analysing Kath and The Kicks and trying to fit them into some sort of genre niche is pointless, for what they do is fantastic, they just rock big time. Go see them if you like a band that rocks, can play really well and has great songs. Go see them if you want to be entertained, bloody hell just go see them.’ – Local Sound Focus - Primrose, Leeds
NME: Tell us a bit about yourself?
We are Kath & The Kicks - a 3 piece female fronted rock band from Leeds who are influenced by bands such as Skunk Anansie, Rage Against The Machine, Siouxsie and The Banshees and Deap Vally . Our tunes are mostly written about social observations and past experiences that relate to our listeners by tapping into basic human emotions like anger, love, rage, deceit, euphoria and power.
NME: There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?
We represent a wave of female fronted rock music that allows us to use our stage as a platform to speak to the masses, singer to listener. People are always going through stuff, we make songs that get under your skin, into your minds and create something positive from all the noise and distraction in life. Our songs resonate with our listeners and mean something lasting and timeless. Expect to feel empowered after a Kath & The Kicks gig.
NME: What’s your back-story?
Music, music, music...
NME: What are you working on at the moment?
Our new single!
NME: What's the first song you remember hearing?
A nursery rhyme.
NME: You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song?
It's more like go to the bar, this is awful.
NME: What was the first gig you went to?
Kath - Skunk Anansie 1998, Leeds Town & Country Club. Phenomenal.
NME: Which song do you wish you'd written?
'I Love Rock n Roll' - Joan Jett
NME: Which song changed your life?
'Weak' - Skunk Anansie. It's not my favourite song but it introduced me to what was going to be the most influential band of my life.
NME: What was the first Album you bought?
Skunk Anansie - 'Paranoid and Sunburnt'
NME: Which song made you want to play music?
I've always played music, there isn't one song. More my family than a song.