Following a handful of hugely impressive single releases, British indie pop band Young Kato returned to the studio with the specific aim to deliver a new EP that will serve as the appetiser for what promises to be one of the most hook filled album releases of the coming 6 months. With a handful of newly written songs written on the road during their early 2014 tours with You Me At Six and sold out headline tour of their own, the band recorded 6 new tracks and chose the three that best define their new sound for this brand new release.
Prior to going into the studio with UK producer Paul Stanborough (Kelis, Mark Ronson, Scissor Sisters, Janet Jackson and Tinie Tempah), the band spent another 2 months solidly touring the UK playing packed out shows of their own as well as new music festivals such as Dot 2 Dot in Bristol, Nottingham & Manchester, Live at Leeds and Liverpool Sound City. Young Kato were also main support to 5 Seconds of Summer on two of their London headline shows, headlined The Artrocker 'New Blood' festival in June, played Club NME the following week and most recently played the massive British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park and Wakestock in North Wales.
'Sunshine' - the lead track from the EP - is a soaring, beats driven, joy filled anthem with lead vocalist Tommy Wright's uniquely rangy vocals over the top of Young Kato's trademark synth and driving guitar sound. 'Sunshine' kicks the EP off with what promises to be another huge live favourite and follows that with more sublime indie pop that will no doubt cement the band's reputation as one of the standout new acts of the last 12 months.
Having put masses of time in across the UK playing every tiny show available to them, this incredibly young Cheltenham based band have very swiftly taken their music from a small rehearsal room in their home town, to major national tours, mainstream TV performances, Singles of the Week across numerous radio stations including Radio 1, XFM and Absolute and added legion of devoted fans along the way.
Young Kato release the 'Sunshine' EP on Sept 15th through Republic of Music / YK Records