I love Fans Of Kate. They’re great. Great because they – Jez, Jamie, Nick, Steve and Raphael - , actually look like a band, boast a work ethic which sees them playing the outer most limits of the known universe (like, say, Harlow) and sound like a head on collision between ‘Pablo Honey’ - era Radiohead and The Killers but boasting a very British sensibility.
This is a good thing: and so is ‘I Don’t Know What To Do With My Hands’, an absolute corker of a song which, despite the unwieldy title, deals with a very simple thing: living through the week to get to the weekend, and surely we all know how that feels.
See, there’s nothing complicated about Fans Of Kate: they write brilliant pop songs. That’s it. ‘I Don’t Know…’ is that very thing but just to underline the point Fans’ have thrown in the lovelorn ‘A Brief Guide To Coward Rock’, here in mere demo form, sounding as glorious as the finished article does live. Now that’s just showing off.
I love Fans Of Kate, and by the time you’ve heard ‘I Don’t Know…’ so should you.
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