Kagoule announce U.S. release for debut album ‘Urth’


Nottingham’s Kagoule are band born out of the schoolyard, the trio of Cai Burns, Lucy Hatter and Lawrence English coming together a half decade ago. They have announced the U.S. release of their debut album, ‘Urth’ on August 28 via Earache Records.

Fiercely independent and with a steadfast vision for the minutiae of every aspect of their presentation, the Nottingham-based teenage trio evokes the DC post-hardcore of Fugazi, the fuzzy grunge of Mudhoney and huge blast of current bass heavy guitar rock.

“We represent the sound of boredom,” says Hatter, of the band’s inception. “The sound of three 15 year olds wanting to do something.”

Watch the video for It Knows It, which is lifted from ‘Urth’ below via YouTube.

Tipped as a “2015 Artist to Watch” by Rolling Stone earlier this year, the band has already headlined the BBC Stage at Glastonbury and been invited to open for the likes of Johnny Marr, Sebadoh, and Brian May.

urthRecorded while still in their teens, ‘Urth’ is mesmerizing wall of sound. A warm, visceral noise which can quickly and effortlessly morph into glassy guitar chimes and melody. Produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A, The Fall) and Pete Fletcher (Childhood), it takes its title from fantasy / sci-fi author Gene Wolf’s 1987 novel Urth Of The New Sun.

‘Urth’ draws on a wealth of unexpected influences, recalling the energy and ideas of Bikini Kill, the sugar-dusted grunge of Smashing Pumpkins and the angular rhythms and confrontational post-hardcore blueprint of Fugazi, Slint and fellow Nottingham band Bob Tilton, with a pedal rack (metaphorically) half-inched from Dinosaur Jr.

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