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SFK – No Rest For The Wicked

30/11/2001 01:10

As another year staggers to a close and we all think about winding down, Something For Kate are getting busy as hell. Of course, the biggest priority at the moment is Homebake in Sydney’s Domain on December 8.

As another year staggers to a close and we all think about winding down, Something For Kate are getting busy as hell.

Of course, the biggest priority at the moment is Homebake in Sydney’s Domain on December 8. “Homebake is so wonderful because it’s just a big day of Australian bands,” SFK singer and guitarist Paul Dempsey said recently. “I think it’s the only festival that always features exclusively Australian bands, and it’s wonderful to see it go so well.” But Homebake isn’t the only thing on the horizon for the guys.

SFK are dropping into Penrith on Thursday the 6th of December for an acoustic performance for Triple M’s Club Veg. The over 18’s gig is happening at the Penrith RSL and begins at about 6pm.

This Friday night, the band are also appearing on Channel 10’s Cold Live at the Chapel. The show screens at 12.15AM on Friday night (Sat morning).

SFK’s third album Echolalia is in the running for Triple J’s 100 Best Album’s of 2001. The countdown starts at 5pm on December 16, hosted by Aussie music guru Richard Kingsmill, so drop into http://www.abc.gov.au/triplej/ and vote for Echolalia as soon as you can.

For pay TV viewers, Paul Dempsey will also feature on a Music Country one hour special called “MC Live and Exclusive” which brings together the best live performances for the station in 2001. Paul’s acoustic version of “Monsters” is among the tracks, so if you want to check it out tune into Music Country on: December 9, 13, 17 at 8pm and December 29 at 7.30pm.


SFK Live At The Chapel

22/11/2001 01:11

Something for Kate will be following up their great set for Channel V’s Live at VHQ last Friday (a set which saw the band pull out some old classics including “Dean Martin” and an acoustic version of “Stunt Show”) with another live TV performance on November 30.

The band will appear on the series of Cold Live at the Chapel on Network 10, November 30th. This is a unique opportunity to see the band perform in a very intimate setting ­ the series is filmed in the amazing venue of the Little Chapel in Melbourne ­ and there’s a pretty good chance the gig will bring out some of their rarer tracks songs.

Check local guides for airing time.


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.

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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.