OnlinePrintKatalina Kicks announce the release of their sophomore album, Dirt, via Snappi on 7th September 2014.
The London based four-piece have produced an unashamed, foot-stomping rock and roll record that would fit nicely alongside bands such as Nirvana, Misfits, The Hives, The White Stripes and QOTSA - bands that inspired Katalina Kicks to create and write music in the first place. ’Sex N Drugs’ opens the record and sets the tone beautifully - coming out kicking and screaming in a splendorous example of garage rock revival glory. On the surface the sound could be seen as an ode to the likes of The Stooges and MC5, but Katalina Kicks have a charm and swagger that marks their sound out firmly as their own. Dirt takes you on a punk-rock journey, stomping through the decades with energetic gusto, waving at Kurt, Iggy, Evan, Jack and Meg as you pass them by on this magical mystery tour.
The band were formed by Ian George (vocals & guitar) in 2009 with the aim to create a stripped back heavy rock sound. Things took off immediately and very quickly Katalina Kicks were offered a publishing deal, so they recruited Harry Stam (guitar) and Jase Wilkinson (drums & backing vocals) and Katalina Kicks were born. Most recently the band added Nadia Silverstone (bass) to complete the current line-up. Two critically acclaimed singles followed in 2010 before the band released their debut album The Return of Montague Rotter. The album gained a following in the States as it charted on many CMJ College Radio stations which then saw the band showcase at SXSW and the Canadian Music Fest in Toronto. Closer to home, the band started to play some great live shows in London with a headline appearance at Koko, a slot at Club NME and a showcase at Camden Rocks.
To support the release Katalina Kicks will be touring the US and Latin America as well as hosting a huge album launch party when they return to the UK in Autumn.
Dirt by Katalina Kicks is released 7th September 2014 via Snappi.