Leeds-based alt-rock trio Kath & the Kicks released their fourth single, ‘I’m Alive’. The track is dedicated to embracing a new way of life as we come out of lockdown. It encourages listeners to make the most of life, stand up for what they believe in and talk about important issues – a message that could not be more poignant these days. Their particular brand of gutter-garage blues has seen them receive high praise from the likes of Radio X and Louder than War.
From the brooding and dark opening verse with exquisite harmonies to the head-banging chorus, ‘I’m Alive’ cements Kath & the Kicks’ place in the UK music scene as one of the most exciting up and coming acts. The raw sound and production perfectly accompanies the song’s message as the chorus contrasts the verses so nicely with an explosion of noise that drives the point home.
Kath & the Kicks is comprised of Kath Edmonds on vocals and guitar, Shaneen Mooney on bass, and Matt Larkin on drums. Together they can manage volumes which would suggest there are a few more of them in the band. They have several gigs already lined up for later in the year when we hopefully all return to some normality; this may be the anthem for you to return to.
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