This is the new single by Katalina Kicks and was released on 13th October 2017. Katalina Kicks are made up of Ian George (vocals/guitar), Conor Cotterill (bass/backing vox), Jase Wilkinson (drums/backing vox). They come from London and have had a few incantations before reaching the line up that they have today. These have included having themselves accidentally sound-tracking a straight-to-DVD horror Z-Movie directed by the son of James Bond.
Together they play simple and direct heavy garage rock’n’roll: power chords and pummeling rhythms, fuzzy guitar and throbbing bass, big riffs and shouted choruses, pin-balling between grunge, punk and heavy blues. The tracks are influenced by the world around them and things that upset or worry them.
The band say: ‘Our new single We Don’t Care is basically about people we have come across in our musical and life journeys who have p*ssed us off in one way or another. It’s a big f*ck you to people who lie & cheat others, those who create and spread fake news, dumbed down socialite media stars, politicians who deceive etc etc etc – all of which is done for selfish personal gain.’
‘The song was written in late August, played for the first time on a BBC Introducing live session on 2nd September, then recorded and mixed in September – with a very fast turnaround video from our long-time collaborator Robbie Johnston – all for a mid-October release, so everything came together really very quickly, which we take as a good sign. We wanted to move on quickly from the last album ‘Vices’, with new member Conor on board, who has brought a harder edge with more swagger and depth to it all, so expect a lot more like this and tons of live work in 2018!’
Starting with a deep and funky bass line this is a track that demands your attention. Reminding me slightly of “The Sex Pistols” with their vitriol and anger, however this is an accessible track. It does have a punk theme but softened at the edges. The funky bass line helps to break up the snarly tone, hard hitting drums pound, driving the track onwards. This track has bags of swagger and attitude and I expect would be filled with massive energy when seen live. Katalina Kicks are a band to keep your eye on.
14th – King’s for Oxjam, Islington
18th – Rebellion, Manchester
5th – Hope & Anchor, London
More dates TBA