KateGoes' current press release refers to them as "cuddle-core". Fair enough. Brummie compatriots and mates of Misty's Big Adventure - Grandmaster Gareth produced their new single, of which more shortly - they're the type of band to treat every gig as an opportunity to make their own themed costumes and the type of primary coloured POPPOPPOP!!! confection that makes them damnably near the best fun this side of Stephen Fry stuck on the 26th floor (note: topicality) That new single, then. It's 76 seconds of wonder called All We Wanna Do Is OH!, it's the theme to BBC3's Two Pints Juniors sitcom Coming Of Age and SL Records are allowing you to download it for free. This is probably the most straight laced interview Kate Thompson has ever given. Sorry, Kate.
First single bought: I was bought my first two singles as presents - The Orinoco Kid by The Wombles and The Frog Chorus by Paul McCartney (We All Stand Together, we know - Ed.)
First album bought: Blur - Parklife
First gig voluntarily attended: Super Furry Animals at the Academy in Birmingham. I can’t remember what year. They’d just released Rings Around The World. (2001)
The record that most made you want to get into music: At the time it was Bjork.
The three headliners at a festival you were curating: Jerry Dammers and the Specials, Misty’s Big Adventure, Broadcast
A song not enough people know about but everyone should hear: Misty’s Big Adventure - Fashion Parade
A song you'd play to get people dancing: Shirley Ellis - The Clapping Song
The last great thing you heard: Joe Meek - I Hear A New World
Your key non-musical influences: Robert Lepage, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Orson Welles
Your favourite new artist: Misty’s Big Adventure
This is what they do - Heartbeat live: