Kate’s Party

603064_10200367489134067_1826002510_nBreaking into the music industry is harder than it’s ever been. With the huge numbers of bands doing the rounds, standing out from the crowd is no mean feat. Well, Dublin based diet punk band, Kate’s Party, have managed to do just that and it is more than easy to see why.

Kate’s Party began life as an acoustic duo featuring the lovely Sarah on vocals and guitar and the equally lovely Niamh also on guitar. After playing a few gigs around the city the girls realised it was time for a change up and brought in Steven on bass and Fiach on drums. The combination of these four ridiculously talented individuals has resulted in some of the most original and memorable tunes I’ve heard this year.

The band cites their influences as 90s skate punk and mainstream indie pop which are both easily recognisable in their catchy songs. Kate’s Party have also been hand picked to play alongside some seriously deadly bands including the US’s Sick of Sarah, I Call Fives and Lemuria as well as Irish favourites, Heathers and have just recently been played on Dublin’s Phantom 105.2 fm.

As well as their fantastic musical abilities Kate’s Party also design their own art work, make their own music videos and even release their music through their very own record label, Toast Office Records. Now if that’s not the sign of hard working musicians I don’t know what is!

Kate’s Party were recently invited by Whelan’s to play a gig as part of their ‘Ones to Watch 2013’ festival. I headed down to watch the show and to see if I could find out what it’s like to be in one of Dublin’s best up and coming bands.

Kate’s Party’s debut EP, Back Down, is available for free download here. The band’s next gig will be in Whelan’s on the 16th of February.


By Ruth Aravena


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