Katalina Kicks – Waterfall – Single Review

The English alt-rock trio Katalina Kicks released the single Waterfall today.

Katalina Kicks - Waterfall

Katalina Kicks

Waterfall is their most introspective track thus far featured yet, simultaneously, inclusive of the listener.

Whilst melancholic of countenance there is a developing theme which layers itself through the composition, ultimately leaving the listener positive of the future in a song that was written to reflect on the fractures of thought that occur in a depressive episode to gradually reconcile as the mood improves and light can be seen at the end of the tunnel – which they have managed to encapsulate in the just over four and a third minutes of Waterfalls‘ progression and a testament to the impressive songwriting skills.

News arrives of a new single coming out in the next two to three months , which having had the opportunity to have a listen finds Katalina Kicks returning in different perspective.

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Katalina Kicks – We Don’t Care – Video

The English alt-rock trio Katalina Kicks release a new single on the 13th.

Katalina Kicks - photo credit @andrewcotterill

Katalina Kicks – photo credit @andrewcotterill

Over time the trio has changed players, each iteration necessarily developing a different dimension of travel, though always something you feel the need to listening to with limbs wrapped with partner. To attempt a more specific genre-definition with We Don’t Care I sense that – sexy-rock – is not too far wide of the mark as the breathy vocal teases the inner thigh whilst the winding instrumentation and electronica brushes the earlobe and caresses the neck while the percussion matches the pace of the racing and ever more desirous heart.

Given, additionally, that the lyrical content is of agitation with societal discontent – it will come as no surprise that I think this is a track that needs to be added immediately to the playlist.

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Katalina Kicks – Cut it Up – Video

The English alt-rock trio Katalina Kicks will release the LP Vices on the 12th of May.

Katalina Kicks - Cut it Up

Katalina Kicks

With a lighter mood than last featured, though that does need to be taken as a comparison rather than a genre descriptor the fourth of the ten tracks Cut It Up is a song that takes a slight inflexion from J-pop which Katalina Kicks wrap up with their pressing signature sound.

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Katalina Kicks – Guns – Video

The English agit-rock band Katalina Kicks are set to release the EP Vices in October.

Katalina Kicks

Katalina Kicks

The core of the band is as a trio, though in live-performance they are joined on stage by a fourth player. Katalina Kicks is band with some legs including two previous LPs dating back to 2011 behind them, they have established a confidence in delivery which enables them to provide the audience with a sound that, whilst frothing with indignation, has a a coherent layered structure.

Tempting as it is to write a full review of the band in this introduction, I will wait until nearer the release of Vices and merely concentrate on the first track to surface from the EP and the opener of the five – Guns – which is itself to be released as a single on the 3rd of July.

As is typical of their content, the lyric for Guns is an insightful frustrated commentary on the world around, though rather than haranguing the ears with volume and pace, the context is within measured instrumentation that reflects of the dichotomies of the ease by which rationalisation is lost to a dogma.

The solid percussion and bass fences off the room, while the guitar flexes through the inferences of hysteria to condemnatory growling from which the vocal waxes quizzically.

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