Kate Boy: One
November 6th 2015 | Fiction Records | Albums
Featuring the singles Midnight Sun, Higher, and Self Control, Kate Boy's hotly-anticipated debut album One is self-produced and was recorded in their home city of Stockholm, the capital of pop. Consequently, the electro-pop duo - consisting of Aussie Kate Akhurst and Swede Markus Dextegen - aren't afraid to unleash an almighty chorus. But while much contemporary pop is all surface with little substance, Kate Boy's songs deal with the unifying pull of self-empowerment, of trying to bring people together as one giant bundle of energy.
It's not just Kate Boy’s lyrics that have depth and significance, but also the intricacies of the music itself and the way they present it. Inspired by the Fairlight CMI – a legendary digital sampling synthesizer from the late 1970s – Kate Boy built their own synths that have infused ONE with vintage style electronic warmth and texture. Teaming strong melodic hooks with whip-smart production, ONE is surely a contender for 2015’s best pop album.
Kate Boy’s unique, visual aesthetic inspiration is taken from the likes of Finnish artist Pia Mannikko, painter Franz Kline, photographer Serge Najjar and filmmakers such as David Cronenberg and David Lynch.
Since signing to Fiction Records last year, Kate Boy have been touring across the globe including sets at SXSW Festival, Secret Garden Party and The Great Escape as well as headline shows at Koko, XOYO, Sebright Arms and The Lexington in London. Their singles have been acclaimed by the likes of Pitchfork, V Magazine, The Line of Best Fit and Interview Magazine.
“Strident electro-pop with a twist”
1. Midnight Sun
2. Northern Lights
3. Lion For Real
4. Human Engine
7. Self Control
8. When I Was Young
9. The Way We Are
10. Open Fire
11. Run As One
Available digitally and on CD and vinyl LP. All formats include bonus tracks In Your Eyes and Temporary Gold (included as part of LP’s MP3 download card)
For more information, visit www.kateboy.com