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Dempsey Discusses Doing It Alone

30/04/2002 01:03

With his second solo tour set to kick off shortly, Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey has been out and about explaining his motivations to all the curious people around.

With his second solo tour set to kick off shortly, Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey has been out and about explaining his motivations to all the curious people around. Here are some comments Paul had about playing solo:

What’s the major motivation for doing these shows?
“My doing a solo tour is not a sign of some budding solo career, and I don’t consider it a side project. It’s all Something For Kate stuff, it’s just I’ll be doing it on my own because it’s a nice change for myself and hopefully a nice change for the audience.”

It must be a very different experience for you?
“I find it liberating, because I can be really selfish. I just get to follow whatever direction I want, play whatever I want and play it however I want. I can change things, make it short longer, slower, however I’m feeling at the moment.”

Do you play fairly different songs than the average SFK set?
“It’s all Something For Kate stuff, but I do songs that the band just doesn’t play live, maybe earlier stuff that we haven’t pulled out in a while, and maybe some b-sides. Also I sometimes try a few things that are just works in progress, stuff we haven’t really got organised with that band yet. It is nice to be able to test that sort of stuff, it helps me get my head around new material.”

Can you tell us a bit about your decision to have Grant Lee Phillips as support?
“I was big Grant Lee Buffalo fan, and they put out four albums. And now Grant has just put out a solo album, which I think is actually his second, but the first was only available over the internet. So a lot of people think this is his first. I love his song writing and lyrics – just sweet, lulling songs, but at the same time occasionally quite politically charged, although he’s trying to steer away from that with the solo albums.”

Do your lyrics become a little more important in the solo acoustic format?
“Well, it’s just a case of the fact that you can hear everything so much better, you’re not bombarded by the whole band sound – the electric guitar with fifty marshal stacks – so every little subtlety comes out. Being able to hear my voice a lot more clearly you do tend to focus on how you’re singing and what you’re singing. The whole communication is a lot more direct, so I guess at the solo shows the lyrics do have a lot more importance.”


Join Paul Dempsey For Breakfast

15/04/2002 01:03

Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey will be dropping into the Triple J studios next week to add his thoughts to the station’s regular breakfast banter.

Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey will be dropping into the Triple J studios next week to add his thoughts to the station’s regular breakfast banter.

Paul will join Adam and Will on the Breakfast Show on Wednesday April 17th, and he’s even had the good sense to make it a late brekkie, with his appearance scheduled for 8.45am.

Paul will perform a live acoustic tune and have a chat about his upcoming solo tour and the success of SFK in recent times.


SFK Back In The Think Tank

05/04/2002 01:03

While a casual observer might think that everything is a little quiet in the Something For Kate camp at the moment, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

While a casual observer might think that everything is a little quiet in the Something For Kate camp at the moment, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In the lead up to Paul Dempsey’s solo tour which kicks off in May, the Melbourne outfit will be working on new material for their next album.

While these sessions are still only the preliminary stages ­ banging heads against brick walls in the search for inspiration ­ it is still pretty exciting news for fans.

Also, tickets for Paul’s solo tour have been on sale for a week and have been selling very fast, so don’t waste a second if you still want a chance to catch the shows.


Paul Dempsey Going Solo Again

20/03/2002 01:04

Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey is set to embark on a solo Australian tour in May 2002, once again showing his bare bones acoustic side to fans nationwide.

Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey is set to embark on a solo Australian tour in May 2002, once again showing his bare bones acoustic side to fans nationwide. Called the
‘Singularity Tour’, this is the second national solo tour for Paul in the last few years – the ‘Lack of Rhythm’ tour of May 2000 was a sell-out around the country. This time the SFK frontman will be travelling with very special guest Grant Lee Philips (formerly of Grant Lee Buffalo) who will join Paul for all but the NSW shows (guest for those shows will be announced later).

The dates are as follows , with tickets going on sale on March 25:
Fri 10 May ‘Heaven’ Adelaide SA
Sat 11May ‘Grosvenor’ Perth WA
Sun 12 May ‘Fly by Night’ Fremantle WA
Thur 16 + Fri 17 ‘Prince of Wales’ May Melbourne VIC
Sat 18 + Sun 19 May ‘Zoo’ Brisbane QLD
Thur 23 May Newcastle Uni – ‘Bar on the Hill’ Newcastle NSW
Fri 24 May ‘ANU Bar’ Canberra ACT
Sat 25 + Sun 26 May ‘Metro’ Sydney NSW


Paul Dempsey Gives You Whatuwant

25/02/2002 01:02

In the lead up to his solo Singularity Tour, SFK frontman Paul Dempsey will be appearing on ChannelV at Fox Studios this Friday to record a slot for the request program Whatuwant.

In the lead up to his solo Singularity Tour, SFK frontman Paul Dempsey will be appearing on ChannelV at Fox Studios this Friday to record a slot for the request program Whatuwant.

Paul will be chatting a bit about the upcoming tour as well as performing a few acoustic tunes. If you’d like to be in the audience for the set, the show is free, and open for all ages – just rock up to the studio and grab a spot in front of the stage.

Friday 3rd May – Channel V, Bent St – Fox Studios, Sydney FREE for ALL AGES to attend show starts at 4-00pm, Paul will perform at approx 6.30 pm.


SFK take Rolling Stone

14/02/2002 01:04

This month’s issue of Rolling Stone (which hit news stands today, February 13) confirms Something For Kate’s status as on of this nation’s most powerful musical forces, with the magazine’s Annual Reader’s Poll seeing SFK take the popular vote in the four most important categories:

Best Band
Best Album
Best Single
Artist of the Year

The highly regarded awards are yet another indication that Something For Kate is a group at the peak of their creativity and popularity. The Rolling Stone poll comes on top of a host of accolades for SFK, including three songs in Triple J’s Hottest 100 (#2 “Monsters”, #13 “Three Dimensions” and #37 “Twenty Years”) six ARIA nominations and Triple J’s Album Of The Year for ECHOLALIA.


Rolling Stone Readers Poll 2002

11/02/2002 01:05

The latest issue of Rolling Stone (Instore Wed 13th Feb 2003) announces the results of the 2001 Readers Poll. Something for Kate have won the following catergories : Artist of the Year, Best Band, Best Album & Best Single.

The latest issue of Rolling Stone (Instore Wed 13th Feb 2003) announces the results of the 2001 Readers Poll. Something for Kate have won the following catergories : Artist of the Year, Best Band, Best Album & Best Single.

The band would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to vote for them.


Say Something

04/02/2002 01:06

Something for Kate latest single “Say Something” is released today. Along with the title tracks is a brand new song ‘Folded Paper Boats’, a cover of Midnight Oils ‘Dreamworld’, and live versions of ‘Chapel St etc’ & ‘Whatever You Want’.

Something for Kate latest single “Say Something” is released today. Along with the title tracks is a brand new song ‘Folded Paper Boats’, a cover of Midnight Oils ‘Dreamworld’, and live versions of ‘Chapel St etc’ & ‘Whatever You Want’ both from the Live at the Chapel recording.

Channelv repeat the Something for Kate special Monday 4th February at 11.00pm and again Tuesday 5th February at 11.00am. This 60 minute special includes rare live footage and older interviews aswell as a new interview recorded for this special.


Triple J Hottest 100

30/01/2002 01:07

Sony Music artists have polled extremely well in this year’s Hottest 100 announced on Australia Day. The Hottest 100, 2001 – the Sony Music list: 2. something for kate – monsters 3. system of a down – chop suey 10.

Sony Music artists have polled extremely well in this year’s Hottest 100 announced on Australia Day.

The Hottest 100, 2001 – the Sony Music list:
2. something for kate – monsters
3. system of a down – chop suey
10. cake – short skirt long jacket
13. something for kate – three dimensions
17. ben folds – rockin’ the suburbs
18. rage against the machine – renegades of funk
21. fatboy slim – weapon of choice
26. jamiroquai – little l
28. jebediah – fall down
37. something for kate – twenty years
62. jamiroquai – you give me something
67. ben folds – not the same
81. crazy town – butterfly
95. good charlotte – little things
100. endorphin : sex and violence


Something For Kate Secret Show

15/01/2002 01:07

SFK will be warming up to the Big Day Out tour with an unannounced show at the Prince of Wales Hotel in St Kilda, on the 16th of January. Joining Something for Kate will be DJ T-Rek & Blueline Medic.

SFK will be warming up to the Big Day Out tour with an unannounced show at the Prince of Wales Hotel in St Kilda, on the 16th of January. Joining Something for Kate will be DJ T-Rek & Blueline Medic. Doors 8-00pm with SFK onstage at 10-30pm.

There are no advance sales on the gig, so be sure to get there early so you don¹t miss out. The band are playing under the name of ‘Jerry & the Manmade Sharks’ on the night.

In other SFK news, the guys will be releasing the fourth single from Echolalia on the 4th of February. The track is going to be “Say Something”, and will be backed with four bonus b-sides, including some very sought after live material. We will reveal more details a little closer to the date.

Performance times for the BDO have all been confirmed, so check out the info below to find out when you can catch SFK at your respective festival.

20th January
Gold Coast Parklands, Smith St, Southport
SFK onstage : 2.15 – 3.00 pm Orange Stage

26th January
RAS Showgrounds, Homebush Bay Sydney NSW
SFK onstage : 2.40 – 3.30 pm Orange Stage

28th January – Melbourne Showgrounds Epsom Rd, Flemington Melbourne VIC
SFK onstage : 2.15 – 3.00 pm Orange Stage

1st February – RA&HS Showgrounds Goodwood Rd, Wayville Adelaide SA
SFK onstage : 2.45 – 3.30 pm Orange Stage

3rd February – Claremont Showgrounds Claremont Perth WA
SFK onstage : 2.15 – 3.00 pm Orange Stage