Thursday, 5 June 2008

Indietracks interview #13: KateGoes

From bleeping, to squarking, to squeaking, to rapping, to gorgeous triple girl harmonies, KateGoes are a band full of surprises. A different theme at every gig (Kate goes swimming/to the farm/to a tea party..) ensures a unique experience every time, often with a specially arranged theme song. Plenty of tunes, plenty of smiles, plenty of fun and bags of talent, Kategoes comes highly recommended. A limited edition ‘Happy Dancing EP’ was released for sale in 8 Fopp shops around the country in February 2008, preceded by 3 track CD ‘Hi, How Am I?’ which was available at gigs. They recently recorded a Huw Stevens Radio One session and did we mention we're dead excited about seeing them play?

Hello Kate Goes! We're not sure you need much introduction, but tell us a little bit about yourselves anyway..

Bird loves the blues, Beth loves guinea pigs but is not allowed to have one, Joe loves fruit and veg, Kate loves catherine wheels and Susie loves Sweets.

Do any band members have any particular skills, hobbies or claims to fame you wish to share?

Here are some factoids..

Bird’s auntie and uncle used to work at Air studios and were great mates with George Martin the producer of "The Beatles". Beth was once pulled from the audience at a gig by Jeff Lewis, who requested that she accompany him for the rest of their set. Joe appeared on the front cover of a Pakistani newspaper after attending the first sitting of Nawaz Sharif’s new government. Kate has very recently been chosen to write, perform and record the theme for a new BBC teenage series. Susie’s brother is the drummer extraordinaire from the fantastic Misty’s Big Adventure and her father was a member of 70’s prog rock trailblazers Gentle Giant.

Tell us about an unusual place you've played a gig in the past

We were once asked to play in Hastings at what turned out to be a sex club. The owner booked us after reading one tongue in cheek review of a gig we’d done where we’d dressed up as doctors and nurses. It wasn’t until we saw the rider that the penny dropped.

Do you have any surprises planned for the Indietracks festival?

Each time we play we go somewhere else like KateGoes Swimming or KateGoes Down the Rabbit Hole and usually Kate writes a theme tune to fit in. We will definitely have a theme tune for Indietracks although we may not be entirely sure how it goes until we’re actually up there playing it.

Free MP3 download: KateGoes - Heartbeat

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