SOME­THING FOR KATE

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ROLLS. PER­FORM­ING ON STAGE TO­GETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS AND SPOKE TO SFK’S BASS PLAYER

ABOUT THEIR NEW SONGS, KIDS, SCIENCE GEEKS AND THEIR STRANGE NAME.

We ( lead singer Paul Dempsey and I) have a son called Miller. He’s two years old. I don’t think it ’s af­fected the mu­sic – most of this record was writ­ten be­fore any of them were born. I think your art, what you do and have been do­ing your whole life is very sep­a­rate from what goes on in your per­sonal life. We’re def­i­nitely not one of those bands that’s writ­ing songs about be­ing par­ents; I couldn’t think of any­thing more dull. It ’s lovely, don’t get me wrong, but it ’s not us.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE MILLER GET INTO MU­SIC, TOO?

I don’t know if I have a choice in the mat­ter, I think he’s prob­a­bly drawn to it. He’s al­ready drawn to the pi­ano and gui­tar and drums.

HOW DID THE BAND GET ITS NAME? WHO’S KATE?

That was de­cided be­fore I joined the band ( in 1999). Kate was Paul’s dog, and there was a post- it note on his kitchen ta­ble say­ing, ‘ Get some­thing for Kate’, be­cause I guess some­one was go­ing to the store. They needed a band name quickly back then be­cause they had shows booked and they were be­ing pressed to get a name for the ad in the news­pa­per. I think Paul was on the phone to the man­ager, and he said, “Have you got a name?” and Paul said, “Let’s go with Some­thing for Kate.” And he’s hated it ever since. It’s prob­a­bly the worst de­ci­sion made.

DID PAUL CON­SIDER CHANG­ING THE BAND’S NAME? WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE COVER YOU’VE DONE?

I do like the most re­cent one; I took the pho­tos for in­side the book­let and the front cover. We were liv­ing in New York and I took the cov­ers of the sin­gle and al­bum in Soho.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR­SELF IN FIVE YEAR’S TIME?

I think we’ll prob­a­bly be mak­ing an­other record. Paul usu­ally does a solo record, and then we’ll prob­a­bly do an­other Some­thing for Kate. His solo al­bum was more suc­cess­ful than he thought, so he toured for longer and longer, we had to say, “Hey stop that, come back!” Some­thing For Kate are play­ing at Tanks Arts Cen­tre on Satur­day, June 22. Tick­ets from www. ticketlink. com. au

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