Watch the video for National Hero via the band’s YouTube channel.
You can stream the single via Katalina Kick’s SoundCloud page.
National Hero is a stripped down and raw love song plucked from the still beating-heart of a rockabilly romantic. It harks back to an era of stomping drums, angry bass and guitar that chops through you like an axe. With inspiration drawn from the likes of The Cramps, Misfits and The Hives, Katalina Kicks’ charm and swagger still marks their sound out firmly as their own.
Formed by Ian George (vocals & guitar) and J Creswell (bass & backing vocals) in 2009 after they began hanging out and writing music together, the aim was to create a stripped back heavy rock sound. Very quickly the duo were offered a publishing deal, so they recruited Harry Stam (guitar) and Jase Wilkinson (drums & backing vocals) and Katalina Kicks were born. Two critically acclaimed singles followed in 2010 before the band released their debut album The Return of Montague Rotter. The album gained a following in the States as it charted on many CMJ College Radio stations which then saw the band showcase at SXSW and the Canadian Music Fest in Toronto. Closer to home, the band started to play some great live shows in London with a headline appearance at Koko, a slot at Club NME and a showcase at Camden Rocks.
You can stream and download ‘Kings Of America’ for free via Katalina Kicks’ SoundCloud page.
Check out the video to their cover of Iggy and The Stooges classic ‘Search and Destroy’ on the band’s YouTube channel.
You can also stream and download the track for free via the band’s SoundCloud page.
To support the release Katalina Kicks will be touring the US and Latin America as well as hosting a huge album launch party when they return to the UK in Autumn.
National Hero is released 7th July 2014 via Snappi and their album Dirt is released 7th September 2014.