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Katalina Kicks to Release ‘Vices’ & Play London on Wednesday 10 May

SEEN is looking forward to Katalina Kick’s new album, Vices, presenting the band at their loudest, scuzziest and most politically aggrieved yet. But then opening with a “cameo” from Donald Trump, how could it not be?

Fans of the band will already be familiar with the Seattle-sized quake of teaser single ‘Guns’, a track written after watching Obama’s tearful reaction to the Sandy Hook school shooting. “It’s a song of despair,” frontman Ian George says of the track. “The most powerful man in the world, and even he can’t stop the gun madness in his own country. And then after the Paris attacks, Trump said that terrifying quote about if people had guns, less people would have been hurt. So we sampled that just to show the absurdity.”

In support of the new album, the band will be hitting the road for a series of UK dates this May (see below). Offering insight into what to expect from the new album and forthcoming tour frontman Ian George says: 

”We’re so excited about this album, as it has a real mix of songs and flavours – from our trademark high octane punk rock to slightly more chilled and sophisticated tracks, but all played with the same attitude! After spending a fair amount of last year in the studio, we’re really looking forward to getting on the road again and playing this new material to everyone.”

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In addition, Katalina Kicks are delighted to announce they will be teaming up with fashion giant Paul Smith to bring you a series of intimate acoustic in-store sets at certain UK branches including Nottingham, Leeds, Birmingham, London and Amsterdam to coincide with the tour (dates as below, times tbc). SEEN will certainly be in attendance. Speaking about the Paul Smith acoustic sets, Ian says: “We started breaking our songs down to do some acoustic shows late last year and that was a real challenge, but they went down really well, surprising many people! So that element of the tour playing the Paul Smith shows should be great too to give people a flavour of our slightly more chilled (but still fun and energetic!) side.”

KATALINA KICKS WILL PLAY THE FOLLOWING DATES IN 2017:



9th May – Trillians, Newcastle
10th May – O2 Academy 2, Islington, London (launch party)
12th May – The Shed, Leicester

( + Paul Smith In Store earlier in the day at Nottingham branch)

13th May – Retro Bar, Manchester
14th May – West Street Live, Sheffield

( + Paul Smith In Store earlier in the day at Leeds branch)

16th May – Horns, Watford
18th May – Paul Smith In Store – London Beak Street branch
Fri 19th May – Sofar, Amsterdam
Sat 20th May – ‘Beardsterdam’ Festival, Het Sieraad, Amsterdam
Sun 21st May – The Waterhole, Amsterdam
1st June – The Dulcimer, Chorlton
2nd – Vintage Rock Bar, Doncaster

The ten tracks that make up new album Vices are reassurance to anyone fearing that contemporary rock may have lost its conscience. Certainly SEEN imagines the live shows will be a riot. Anyone keen on rock music with teeth will enjoy the album, to be released on 12th May. Having had a sneak preview, SEEN’s favourite track was ‘Arms of Another’. In their musical echoes of the past, Katalina Kicks speak volumes about our present. A volume the world needs turning up to louder than ever…

Available for pre-order from iTunes with two extra tracks

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