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SFK confirm BDO

15/11/2001 01:11

With Australian audiences currently going crazy for Something For Kate’s new album Echolalia, the band have just been confirmed for this year’s Big Day Out tour.

With Australian audiences currently going crazy for Something For Kate’s new album Echolalia, the band have just been confirmed for this year’s Big Day Out tour. The SFK kids will be taking the stage with the likes of LA metal gods System of a Down and Australia’s favourite sons silverchair for the shows, and will be both the West Coast and East Coast legs of the tour.

The lead up to the Big Days Out will be pretty intense for the band, who are also appearing at Homebake (December 8) and have just released their third single from Echolalia, a track called “Twenty Years”. The single is a five rack release, featuring two live tunes from SFK’s last tour as well as a
brand new b-side.

Be sure to catch ythem at Big Day Out:

20th January, Gold Coast QLD
26th January, Sydney NSW
28th January, Melbourne VIC
1st February, Adelaide SA
3rd February, Perth WA


SFK – Free Gig – Friday 16 Nov @ Channel v Fox Studios

14/11/2001 01:11

If your in Sydney on Friday 16th November dont miss a free live performance at Channel v at the Fox Studios Complex at Moore Park. This one hour performance begins at 5-00pm and is free for all ages to attend.

If your in Sydney on Friday 16th November dont miss a free live performance at Channel v at the Fox Studios Complex at Moore Park. This one hour performance begins at 5-00pm and is free for all ages to attend.

Something For Kate Go Platinum

31/10/2001 01:12

Something For Kate’s third album Echolalia has achieved platinum sales in Australia, which is excellent news for the band, and proof that the Melbourne outfit are finally receiving the recognition they deserve.

Something For Kate’s third album Echolalia has achieved platinum sales in Australia, which is excellent news for the band, and proof that the Melbourne outfit are finally receiving the recognition they deserve. Lead by the strength of the singles “Monsters” and “Three Dimensions” ­ both of which have been firm favourites on radio and television ­ Echolalia has become SFK’s most successful release to date.

Now, as the band prepares to launch the third single from the album, “Twenty Years”, things look like they’ll continue to grow for the group. “Twenty Years” is currently at radio and television, and will be in stores Monday November 5, so be sure to vote for ‘Twenty years’ on JJJ’s online request show the Net 50, or request the video-clip on Channel V’s By Demand.

In other news about Echolalia, the album will be available on Vinyl in the next week or two, so for all those hi-fidelity freaks out there, you’ll finally be able to spin SFK on the big wheel.

Triple J’s Richard Kingsmill will be airing a special Something for Kate ‘J-files’ on Nov 8th from ‘0PM. In the program there will be interview’s with the band members and heaps of rare recordings, b-sides and live recordings. Not to be missed.

And, if you’re in the Sydney area, don’t miss your chance to see the band perform their new single live for free when they hit the Channel V stage at Fox Studios in a couple of weeks. The details are:

Channel V Studios – Bent St Fox Studios
Friday, 16th November: 5.00pm – FREE SHOW


Twenty Years

23/10/2001 01:12

20 Years will be the next single released from the ‘Echolalia’ album. The video clip should reach TV next week, we’ll keep you updated here as to when and where you can see it. The single is currently scheduled for release on the 5th November.

Something for Kate’s next single ‘Twenty Years’ is released in less than 2 weeks on the 5th November. The single will contain 5 tracks : Twenty Years, A Break from Feeding the Birds (a remix of Something in Return), A Remarkable Lack of Foresight (a brand new song) and Like Bankrobbers & Anchorman Live from the Forum Theatre in Melbourne.

’20 Years’ will be the next single released from the ‘Echolalia’ album. The video clip should reach TV next week, we’ll keep you updated here as to when and where you can see it. The single is currently scheduled for release on the 5th November.


Six Nominations For Something For Kate!

14/09/2001 01:13

In recognition of their platinum selling third album ‘Echolalia’, Melbourne trio Something for Kate has been nominated for six awards at the forthcoming 15th Annual ARIA Music Awards.

In recognition of their platinum selling third album ‘Echolalia’, Melbourne trio Something for Kate has been nominated for six awards at the forthcoming 15th Annual ARIA Music Awards.

At Tuesday’s pre-awards nominations ceremony held in Sydney, Something for Kate were nominated for Album Of The Year, Best Alternative Release, Best Group and Record Of The Year, along with bassist Stephanie Ashworth for Best Cover Art – Echolalia, and long-time collaborator Bart Borghesi for Best Video – Monsters. This is fitting recognition for the greatest Australian artist success story of 2001.

While the album Echolalia makes its mark in the ARIA Charts, its two singles – ‘Monsters’ and the current top 40 hit ‘Three Dimensions’ – have been embraced by the full gamut of radio networks across the nation.

After two sell-out headline tours this year, Something for Kate will be treading the boards for a third time, joining good friends Powderfinger on their “New Suburban Fables” tour in October and November.

The ARIA Awards will be staged at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney on October 3rd.

 

2001 ARIA Awards

11/09/2001 01:13

Today was the announcement of the Aria Award Nominees, Clint is in attendance at the Pre Aria party, and just phoned through to advise that Something for Kate have received 4 new nominations for this years Aria Awards.

Today was the announcement of the Aria Award Nominees, Clint is in attendance at the Pre Aria party, and just phoned through to advise that Something for Kate have received 4 new nominations for this years Aria Awards. Already announced was a nomination for Best Video and Best Artwork. In addition to these nominations, Something for Kate have been nominated in the following categories :

– Best Alternative Release (echolalia )
– Album of the Year (echolalia)
– Record of the Year (monsters)
– Best Group
– Channelv Australian Artist of the year Award.

Thanks to everyone that voted for Something for Kate for this Award.

If you’d like to attend the awards night and show your support for Something for Kate, a limited number of general public tickets will be available for sale for the 3rd October Awards Night. These will be $55 per ticket (+GST) and will be on sale from 3rd September 2001. Tickets will be available for purchase from Ticketmaster outlets.

Channel V Australian Artist of the Year – Aria award – Votes are now being accepted for this category at the 2001 Aria Awards. Click here to vote for Something for Kate or call 1900 955 500 to register your details and enter the Identification No – 79. to vote for Something for Kate. (Call costs 50 cents per minute (inclusive of GST).


Something For Kate Explode In All Three Dimensions

30/08/2001 01:14

Something rare is happening, you can feel it unfolding across airwaves and on stages across Australia: Something for Kate are evolving into one of the biggest and most important contemporary music acts we have.

Something rare is happening, you can feel it unfolding across airwaves and on stages across Australia: Something for Kate are evolving into one of the biggest and most important contemporary music acts we have.

There’s no trickery, no hype. In just two months their third album, ECHOLALIA, has become one of the highest-selling Australian albums of 2001. Existing fans and the many new converts have found a touchstone in guitarist/vocalist Paul Dempsey’s songs.

The sense of belonging is only heightened by the sell-out live performances Dempsey, bassist Stephanie Ashworth and drummer Clint Hyndman are inspiring. Their just completed “Echo-la-la-lia” national tour saw numerous full houses, including three Metro Theatre’s in Sydney and two nights at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre.

At the same time the album’s first two singles – ‘Monsters’ and the current top 40 hit ‘Three Dimensions’ – have been cutting across all barriers on radio, igniting on bandwidths from Triple J to major commercial stations right through to the full breadth of regional radio.

With ECHOLALIA still surging in the national top 20 after nine weeks, Something for Kate will be touring Australia for the their third time this year, joining good friends Powderfinger on their “New Suburban Fables” tour in October and November.

There will be further singles and touring as summer approaches, but they’re just elements in the equation. What’s happening is larger than this and the moment it took can vary. For some it was the first time they heard the uplifting chorus of “Monsters” coming out of the car radio, for others it was seeing the band live and feeling that shiver that comes with the live rendition of “You Only Hide”.

Whenever or wherever it happened, one thing is for sure: it is happening. Don’t miss out.

www.somethingforkate.com www.somethingforkate.tv


Vote Now for Something For Kate – Popular Choice ARIA

23/08/2001 01:14

Channel V Australian Artist Of The Year Award

Show your support for Something For Kate and Vote for them in the Channel V Australian Artist Of The Year Award. This is the only ARIA that is publicly voted, so make a difference and Vote Now at:

www.channelv.com.au

Voting closes at 5pm on the 7th of September. The five finalist bands as voted by you, will be announced on the 12th of September on Channel V’s By Demand ARIA nominations show. The Australian Artist Of The Year will be announced at the ARIA Awards on the 3rd of October.


3 Dimensions

04/08/2001 01:15

‘Three Dimensions’ the second Single from ‘Echolalia’ is released next Monday 6th August. It features a brand new track “The green line is us, the red line is them” along with a demo version of Monsters

Something for Kate’s new single ‘Three Dimesions’ is released on Monday 6th August, the CD will contain an exclusive sticker promoting the Echo-la-la-lia Tour.

‘Three Dimensions’ the second Single from ‘Echolalia’ is released next Monday 6th August. It features a brand new track “The green line is us, the red line is them” along with a demo version of Monsters and another great live track from the Hi-Fi bar acoustic show in November last year, this time its Beautiful Sharks.


Sfk Tour Enlists International Support

10/07/2001 01:16

US indie rockers Crooked Fingers and Brisbane three-piece Gota Cola have been announced as the support acts to Something For Kate on the forthcoming Echo-la-la-lia Tour.

US indie rockers Crooked Fingers and Brisbane three-piece Gota Cola have been announced as the support acts to Something For Kate on the forthcoming Echo-la-la-lia Tour.

Crooked Fingers is the latest project from Eric Bachmann, who is best remembered for his recent work with the seminal indie-rock band Archers of
Loaf, and his solo sound scape outings as the neoclassical Barry Black.
Bachmann is an artist who’s constantly pushing the envelope of modern music and Crooked Fingers is no exception.

Crooked Fingers will play all shows on the Echo-la-la-lia Tour, except for Brisbane. Gota Cola will perform on all dates.

Under 18 fans now have the opportunity to catch the tour at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, on Sunday, August 19. See the listing below for full details

Meanwhile, Something For Kate’s third album, ‘Echolalia’ has been certified gold, with sales in excess of 35 000 units. This is an outstanding effort, considering the album has been on sale for a mere two weeks. Its predecessor, ‘Beautiful Sharks,’ took a full year to reach gold.

‘Three Dimensions’ the second single from ‘Echolalia,’ has now been added to high rotation on Triple J and across the board on Sydney’s Nova 96.9, and will be available in stores from 6th August

THE ECHO-LA-LA-LIA TOUR – AUGUST 2001

Wed 8th
ANU, Canberra
Tickets from Impact Records and Landspeed

Thur 9th
Newcastle Uni
Tickets from Newcastle University Logo Shop & Contact

Fri 10th & Sat 11th
Metro, Sydney
Tickets from Metro (phone charge 9287 2000), Redeye Records, Fish Newtown & Mosh Clothing Parramatta

Fri 17th & Sat 18th
Forum, Melbourne
Tickets from Ticketek (ph: 132 849), Gaslight, Greville and Polyester

Sun 19th
Corner Hotel, Melbourne (under 18s)
Tickets from The Corner (ph: 03 9427 9198), Gaslight, Greville & Polyester

Fri 24th
Globe Theatre, Perth
Tickets from 78’s, Dada, Mills & Beat Music

Sat 25th
Fly by Night, Fremantle
Tickets from 78’s, Dada, Mills & Beat Music.

Sun 26th
Heaven, Adelaide
Tickets from CIB Ticketing (phone charge 8232 1484) and Venuetix (phone 8223 7788)

Fri 31st
Arena, Brisbane
Tickets from Arena (phone charge 3252 5690), Rockinghorse and Skinny’s.