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Kate's Onto Something

Kate's Onto Something

Who: Something For Kate, Death Cab for Cutie
Where: Newcastle Panthers
Author: Jade Lazarevic
When: Thursday July 10, 2003

THEY say that when you're on a good thing, you should stick to it.

And that's exactly what SOMETHING FOR KATE did when the trio began work on the follow- up to its successful third album ECHOLALIA.

``The album is quite similar to the last,'' frontman and songwriter PAUL DEMPSEY said.

``We used the same studio, same engineer and same producer.

``Obviously it's different music and that's what makes it fresh and exciting, but we kept the same people and the same studio.

'' Echolalia was released in 2001 and launched a string of hit singles including SAY SOMETHING, THREE DIMENSIONS and MONSTERS.

But rather than take a break from writing and recording, Dempsey ploughed on and came up with enough material to begin work on a follow- up.

``I haven't had any time off since the last album.

None whatsoever.

``We finished touring Echolalia and we just got straight into writing and working on new ideas and kept on going until we were ready to go into the studio and record this album.

'' Before heading into the studio, Dempsey took the songs on tour to road-test potential material during a series of solo acoustic dates.

``It's really good when you're in the middle of writing to go out by yourself and just play a really loose version of the song.

``For the whole band to go out and play new songs, there is a lot of pressure to make sure that every little thing is right.

``So it's just easier to jump up with a little acoustic guitar and bash them out, so it really helps.

'' Fans can look forward to hearing the completed versions when Something For Kate's new album THE OFFICIAL FICTION is released in late August.

The album's first offering, DEJA VU, will be released on July 7 and is one of 13 new tracks featured on the new album.

``This is the longest we have spent writing and recording.

``We spent about two months actually recording and mixing, but we spent about a year writing it and keeping our ideas before we went into the studio.

``It's just a really long process of drafting and re- drafting and filtering down so that we're only doing stuff that we find interesting and worth doing.

'' The band has returned from a tour of the US, UK and Europe, where it supported SILVERCHAIR in Germany, France and The Netherlands.

Something For Kate will kick off its first Australian tour since 2001 in Byron Bay tomorrow night.

``We're looking forward to returning, it's been too long.

``I really love playing new material and I really love touring in Australia because all the people that come to our shows create a really good vibe and I'm very thankful for it.

'' Something For Kate will perform at CLUBNOVA PANTHERS NEWCASTLE on July 10 with support from Seattle act DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE.

Tickets are available from the club on 4929-7555.

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