Kagoule Announce U.S. Release For Urth
Debut Album Out August 28 via Earache Records
ROLLING STONE ARTIST TO WATCH 2015
“Tough, ragged Nineties indie-rock revivalism with just the right amount of anthemic lift to push them beyond the basement.” – Rolling Stone
“Some of the smartest, slow-burning slabs of alt rock since The Breeders’ Last Splash.” –NOISEY
“A perfect blend of melody and brutality.” – NME
“A cause for celebration” – The Guardian
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Nottingham’s Kagoule are band born out of the schoolyard, the trio of Cai Burns, Lucy Hatter and Lawrence English coming together a half decade ago.
Fiercely independent and with a steadfast vision for the minutiae of every aspect of their presentation, the Nottingham-based teenage trio evokes the DC post-hardcore of Fugazi, the fuzzy grunge of Mudhoney and huge blast of current bass heavy guitar rock.
“We represent the sound of boredom,” says Hatter, of the band’s inception. “The sound of three 15 year olds wanting to do something.”
Tipped as a “2015 Artist to Watch” by Rolling Stone earlier this year, the band has already headlined the BBC Stage at Glastonbury and been invited to open for the likes of Johnny Marr, Sebadoh, and Brian May.
Recorded while still in their teens, Kagoule’s debut album Urth is mesmerizing wall of sound. A warm, visceral noise which can quickly and effortlessly morph into glassy guitar chimes and melody. Produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A, The Fall) and Pete Fletcher (Childhood), it takes its title from fantasy / sci-fi author Gene Wolf’s 1987 novel Urth Of The New Sun.
Urth draws on a wealth of unexpected influences, recalling the energy and ideas of Bikini Kill, the sugar-dusted grunge of Smashing Pumpkins and the angular rhythms and confrontational post-hardcore blueprint of Fugazi, Slint and fellow Nottingham band Bob Tilton, with a pedal rack (metaphorically) half-inched from Dinosaur Jr.