Something For Kate
Something for Kate are currently in the midst of completing the writing for album No. 6 which will be released in 2012. Stay tuned for details…
Something for Kate are a three piece band from Melbourne, Australia. The band are comprised of singer/songwriter/guitarist, Paul Dempsey, bass player, Stephanie Ashworth & drummer, Clint Hyndman.
The band have to date released five studio albums, as well as a double album of B-sides, a double Best -Of album, a DVD, a live album, a video collection, three e.p’s, and too many singles to mention.
In 1996, Something for Kate signed to Murmur Records, an offshoot of Sony Music which was their home for 10 years. During this time the band toured endlessly throughout Australia as well as the US, Europe & Japan. They have toured with everyone from Death Cab for Cutie to David Bowie playing many major festivals also. They have been nominated for 13 ARIAS (Australian Record Industry Awards), achieved 5 platinum and gold selling albums, 4 Top 10 albums, taken out numerous awards for Best Live Band, Best Male Vocalist, Best Album, Best single from Rolling Stone Magazine, the Australian Music Industry Critics Awards,The Age Newspaper, Triple J to name just a few.
Having completed their contract with Sony Music, in 2008 after touring for their final release for the Sony label,The Murmur Years – The Best of Something for Kate 1996-2007, the band signed to EMI/Capitol Records Australia. And in 2009, singer /guitarist Paul Dempsey commenced a solo career in addition to his work with Something for Kate and subsequently released his first solo album, Everything is True. The album was highly successful in Australia, entering the charts in the top 5 upon it’s release, surpassing gold status and being declared Album of the Year by iTunes amongst many other accolades.
After relocating to New York in 2010, Paul Dempsey toured Everything is True until early 2012 and has now commenced writing for the 6th Something for Kate album in Australia with bandmates, Stephanie & Clint.
“Something for Kate’s songs ‘are sophisticated and evocative, disconnected to a degree from the prevailing style of the era, although connected to Australian music in the way that Dempsey,like Midnight Oil’s Jim Mogine, can see how minor details can rear up and become a song’s focus’” From The Hundred Best Australian Albums by John O’Donnell,Toby Cresswell & Craig Mathieson
“Something for Kate is sure to go down in history as one of the great Australian rock bands… with a sound so unique and yet also seemingly familiar…[they’ve written] some of the finest examples of music this country has to offer” Rolling Stone Magazine
“Something for Kate have staked their claim as one of Australia’s best songwriting bands.The bittersweet mixture of melancholy and passion in Paul Dempsey’s vocals are a rare and beautiful thing” –Xpress Magazine
“Something For Kate have delivered the kinds of albums that reach deep within and touch your very soul – and as for their live shows and loyal,fervent fanbase, well they are fast becoming the stuff of legend.” –Buzz