Monday, 21 May 2018

Katalina Kicks Release New Single 'Kick It' + Tour Dates

London based Katalina Kicks release Kick It on May 25th - accompanied by a mini tour including Camden Rocks and Amsterdam!

With a heavy mixture of swagger, bite and bounce, the band releases an anthem that will be played long and hard into those intoxicating summer nights. “‘Kick It’ is our glorious two fingers up to life after a night of excess and comedowns on a bright summer morning.”

Following the release of album ‘Vices’, the band have spent a year of solid touring around it and ensuing popular singles, accompanied by excellent press reviews and extensive radio airplay across Kerrang!, BBC Introducing, Planet Rock, Total Rock and so many regional and online stations.

Katalina Kicks are :  Ian George (vocals/guitar) , Conor Cotterill  (bass/backing vox), Jase Wilkinson  (drums/backing vox)

'Quite simply irresistible stuff, punk rock raising a middle finger at the establishment with craft and a lingering rock ‘n’ roll of the best moments, song wise, to be heard this year.' - Ringmaster Review

‘Ones to watch’ – Johnny Doom, Kerrang! Radio

‘Wow! These guys can write a hook, anthem style chorus!’ – Total Rock Radio

‘We love Katalina Kicks’ – BBC Introducing, The South

‘There’s a definite market for Katalina Kicks’ – Andy Copping, Live Nation

Tour dates Tue 22nd May  – Hope & Anchor, London
Wed 23rd May  - Bristol, The Thunderbolt
Thu 24th May  - Birmingham, Asylum
Sat 26th May – BEARDSTERDAM Festival, Amsterdam
Sun  27th May  – Holland – venue TBC
Sat 2nd  June - Camden Rocks Festival (playing 2.30pm at The Good Mixer)

Katalina Kicks  are a quintessentially West London band, first fashioned in the clatter and fume of Shepherds Bush. Even if they’ve changed postcodes since, their sound – urgent, questioning, loud and fierce – has never lost the urban beat of W12.

Singer and guitarist  Ian George  is the last man standing from Katalina Kicks Mk I, once a punkish quartet who released an album named after their cat, stray moggy “Montague Rotter”, and found themselves accidentally sound-tracking a straight-to-DVD horror Z-Movie directed by the son of James Bond. “I’ve never watched it!” grimaces Ian of Jason Connery’s  51. “When we started we had an American publishing deal and that was one of the weird things that came of it. We got all of £3.50 for having a song in a crap film.

So it’s taken a  long  time, and a  lot  of changing line-ups to get to where Katalina Kicks are today. I’ve always believed in the band. It’s just been a waiting game to find the right people.”

Together they play simple and direct heavy garage rock’n’roll: power chords and pummelling rhythms, fuzzy guitar and throbbing bass, big riffs and shouted choruses, pin-balling between grunge, punk and heavy blues.

In Ian they’ve also a songwriter who can’t help but use his band as a platform to air his anxieties about the world around him. “I would never pigeonhole us as a ‘political band’,” he explains. “I just write about things I see and hear that upset me. We’re not preaching at anyone or trying to change the world. We’re just saying these are the things that affect and worry us. They’re too important  not  to talk about, whether in conversation or in rock’n’roll. That’s all we try to do.”