The English alt-rock trio Katalina Kicks will release the LP Vices on the 12th of May.
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.
The English agit-rock band Katalina Kicks are set to release the EP Vices in October.
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.
If You Like To Dance is the electro-pop duo of Chris Gibson (Vocals / Guitars / Programming) and Andy Hoskinson (Bass / Guitars / Backing Vocals) based in Warrington, England.
If You Like To Dance – Vices – art-work
Fast gaining critical mass, If You Like To Dance, have a new four track EP – Vices – which is due out imminently. The lead track Wasting Time, has appeared as a video and the track was featured at a home game at Old Trafford recently – knowing how Manchester United have a huge international fan-base – I am sure many of you will know exactly where Old Trafford lays in the annals of football folk-lore.
Whilst theoretically this is music that should drive me to an apoplectic frenzy, particularly given their début single Skin & Bone was picked up by one of those plastic music National radio stations in the UK, but it doesn’t and I enjoyed my copy of Vices as there is a genuine connection between the musicians, music and audience. If You Like To Dance is as close as I get to the mainstream on the various sites but well worth spending time getting to know and if I didn’t rate the band, I wouldn’t ask you to spend the time.
I am unable to share my favourite track of the release – Gold & Silver, which to my ears is the track with most added value to the world of music, but I can’t – so here is Wasting Time, which is the opening track of the release, though nonetheless a strong piece of music and If You Like To Dance understand their core audience, far better than I.
I wish If You Like To Dance every success for what should be a stellar future in the music business, which they richly deserve.