SOME­THING FOR KATE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MUSIC - Jar­rad Be­van

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.

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