Nottingham trio Kagoule will release their new album Strange Entertainment on Alcopop! Records later this year. The band will also support Drenge on their upcoming run of headline shows this month.
With some time away from the spotlight to consolidate their early achievements and think about the direction they were heading after parting ways with their previous label, Strange Entertainment sees the band finally spinning together their disparate influences into a record that attempts to capture the sum of their parts.
Commenting on their recent signing to Alcopop! Records, vocalist Cai Burns said:
“We always felt this pressure early on to decide what type of band we were going to be and this record is an exercise in our self-confidence as a band by being all of them at once,” comments front man Cai Burns “We think we’ve written an album that doesn’t have a direct comparison in guitar music. Lyrically, I think this album is much more mature.
“We were all very young and I think we allowed ourselves to be mollycoddled a bit too much. It took a few years for us to realise we had to take control of it for ourselves,” continues Burns. “Urth was very much an ode to grunge I think. Although I maybe didn’t realise at the time, when I listen back the early 90’s influences are plastered all over it. Since then we’ve branched out on what we listen to and a huge amount of different influences have crept in. With the guitar playing I wanted to take it more into the post-punk world. The bass lines are groovier and the drumming is just straight up weird.”
“Being in a band is full of those crazy moments,” reflects Burns on their journey so far “The band is all we know! We’ve done it for so long now, I couldn’t imagine not being in it. It’s like a second family and I think nothing can break that.”
KAGOULE 2018 Tour Dates:
26.04.18 – London – Islington Assembly Hall *
27.04.18 – Bristol – The Lantern * (SOLD OUT)
29.04.18 – Liverpool – WRONG Festival
02.05.18 – Manchester – Gorilla * (SOLD OUT)
03.05.18 – Glasgow – The Art School *
04.05.18 – Newcastle – Riverside (Hit The North) *
* w/ Drenge