SOMETHING FOR KATE
THERE was a time when Something For Kate was Australia’s favourite rock band or, at the very least, in the best band conversation.
After a long break they are back with a loose and flowing sixth record that is hard to find fault with.
The noisy rocker Star- Crossed Citizens comes out swinging like it’s 1997; The Fire
Ball at the End of Everything is a typically chipper S4K tune about facing the world’s worst moments alongside your lover;
Deep Sea Divers could be filed alongside the band’s best heartfelt acoustic numbers with hubby and wife harmonising beautifully. Cinematic and richly detailed, Survival
Expert is propelled by the falsetto of solemn frontman Paul Dempsey.
It is like a hug for your ears – ridiculously good.
While Dempsey gets the accolades as singer, songwriter, guitarist, the agile bass by Stephanie Ashworth and the expansive skills of drummer Clint Hyndman are the engine that make him an F1 driver.