One of Australia’s greatest bands of the last two decades, Something for Kate, have just revealed a new single alongside an accompanying film clip.
It’s been a long time coming for the Paul Dempsey-led three-piece, who haven’t released any original material since 2012 album, Leave Your Soul To Science. ‘Situation Room’ is the raw and honest anthem we all need right now and details the pain one feels when they can’t get what they want. It seems we’re all in that boat right now.
Dempsey’s soaring, idiosyncratic vocals catapult off Stephanie Ashworth’s pulsing bass and Clint Hyndman’s sweeping drums. It’s a return to the compelling early-noughties indie rock that made the band so popular.
Speaking of the single, Dempsey has an agenda. “You hear the first line and you know what’s coming next,” he says, “and that the person is illustrating all these ways how they have total control and can predict any outcome, but there’s one person they can’t get certainty over and grasp.”
Something for Kate have an extensive catalogue extending all the way back to 1996; six albums make up their canon. And with 14 entries into the triple j Hottest 100, 11 ARIA award nominations, and over 700,000 copies sold, it will be interesting to see where the band take things next.
Something for Kate’s new single, ‘Situation Room’, is out now. Give it a spin via streaming services.