In 2012 Nottingham-based Kagoule landed a support slot at the infamous Rock City, had their demo ‘Made of Concrete’ played on both XFM and BBC Radio 1, and signed to Denizen Records. With their debut double-A single ‘Monarchy’ b/w ‘Mudhole’ being released as limited 7” vinyl on February 25th and an album to follow later in the year, you can expect to be hearing a lot about Kagoule in 2013.
Their sound is described as grunge influenced post-punk, however this is too blunt a term to do them justice. While Cai Burns’ (guitar and vocals) voice can be deep and dream-like and the guitar riffs catchy and melodic, the three-piece aren’t afraid of making a lot of noise, and will gladly unleash their “fuzz laden wall of sound” driven by Lawrence English (drums) and Lucy Hatter (bass and vocals). Their song writing is varied and sophisticated, and considering the band are still young – both in terms of their age (17) and the short amount of time they have been playing together (about 2 years) – it is only set to keep improve.
Thanks to their high-energy live shows, Kagoule are being talked about as one of Nottingham’s most exciting new bands. 2013 will surely see them step out from the local scene and conquer the rest of the UK –catch them this February in Manchester, Leeds, Leicester or Nottingham while they are still playing intimate venues.