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Kagoule release their second album Strange Entertainment on Alcopop! Records on 26 October 2018

Nottingham trio Kagoule have spent 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, and is very much a statement of where Kagoule are pleased to find themselves artistically now they’re at the helm of their own destiny. ( says the PR)

Cue video, with its cheeky little homage to Talking Heads ‘Once in a Lifetime’.

Kagoule are guitarist/vocalist, Cai Burns bassist Lucy Hatter and drummer Lawrence English.

Their debut album Urth was very much Placebo meets Grunge inspired.  The new album is very different,  post-punk, arty and  strange…er, entertainment.  (Futureheads meets Au Pairs from the sound of Egg Hunt and Monsieur Automaton has got me stumped as to quite who or what it sounds like! It’s Prog  Jim – but not as we know it. )  The album was produced by MJ Hookworms and mixed by Tarek Musa from Spring King (if that helps…)

Putting quirky and odd back on the musical menu I’d urge you to check out the album and the new Kagoule live … It’s a no-brainer, it’s a given as they say. 

Strange Entertainment 2018 Tour Dates:

Oct 31st – Leeds – Wharf Chambers
Nov 01st – Manchester – The Eagle Inn
Nov 02nd – Liverpool – EBGB’s
Nov 03rd – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
Nov 07th – Margate – Tom Thumb Theatre
Nov 08th – Brighton – Prince Albert
Nov 09th – Portsmouth – The Loft
Nov 10th – Southampton – Heartbreakers
Nov 11th – Bristol – Rough Trade
Nov 19th – London – Moth Club

Tickets on sale now

Kagoule  on Facebook

Old stuff on Bandcamp

 

Press release adapted by Ged Babey

 

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Ged Babey
Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.

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