To have the producer whose worked with Arctic Monkeys, MIA and The Fall gushing over your band before you’ve even hit your twenties is impressive work. For Nottingham teen trio Kagoule, it’s something they’ve already achieved having caught Ross Orton’s ear when playing a support slot in his native Sheffield. “Once I’d recovered and found my nerve I went over and demanded they let me into their world,” he says of first seeing them, and his demands led to the band’s debut album, ‘Urth’.
‘Glue’ is the latest taste of that record, a song that contrasts gloomy, rumbling bass with Lucy Hatter’s glistening, angelic backing vocals. “With shaking hands he grabs the nearest knife,” guitarist Cai Burns sings of the song’s doomed protagonist in the verses, adding a desensitised “oh, what a mess” as the blade “sinks in his side.” Brittle and raw, it’s a tantalising teaser for the rest of the band’s LP. Listen to the track below.
Kagoule’s debut album ‘Urth’ is released on August 21 via Earache Records. Pre-order it here. Catch them at London Birthdays tonight (June 9) and at the following dates:
Brighton Prince Albert (June 10)
Leicester Cookie (20)
Manchester Kraak Gallery (25)
London Kopparberg Urban Forest (26)
Glastonferret @ Preston The Ferret (July 4)
Wakefield Warehouse 23 (9) w/ Johnny Marr
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (10) w/ Johnny Marr
Sheffield Tramlines Festival (25)
Birmingham One Beat Festival (25)