UNVEIL POWERFUL NEW SINGLE: ‘FIERCE’ – LISTEN
APRIL 2018 UK TOUR DATES
Today, mystical pop duo KAZE – unveil their first new music of 2018: “Fierce”.
A song that truly lives up to its title, “Fierce” is an empowering and ensnaring track of spellbinding retro-futuristic pop.
Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/listentokaze/fierce/s-d4GY5
Though less than four minutes in duration, “Fierce” is a multi-faceted and masterful slice of prog-tinged pop, crammed with tight time signature changes, complex vocal harmonies, cacophonous riffs and operatic vocals that nod to their heroes Queen, Radiohead, and Steely Dan.
Hailed as “fresh sounding, future-facing” by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and praised by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway for their “operatic, off-kilter, syncopated prog-pop”, KAZE have already firmly earmarked themselves as a band who demand your attention. With a winning penchant for the theatrical, both on record and the stage, the “Fierce” single is another fine example of the classically trained outfit’s enviable ability to marry erudite songwriting substance with a dramatical delivery.
Lyrically positioning the band shoulder to shoulder with anyone who has ever felt bullied, belittled or even identified with those harrowing words ‘#MeToo’, “Fierce” is a protest song that looks to put the sword to those in society who seek to demean and destruct.
Speaking about the track, Amy Webber of KAZE says:
“Fierce is about finding your inner strength to finally stand up to people who intimidate and bully you. It’s about finding your power and your confidence to stand up to injustices.”
Featuring founding members Graham McCusker (keys, backing vocals) and Amy Webber (lead vocals), the track was recorded at Blueprint studios, Manchester, with the assistance of Thomas Fripp on guitar, Jamie Brewster on bass and Alexander Tod on drums. It was co-produced by Rodrigo Constanzo (with Graham) and further mixed by Adriano Buffone.
In honour of their new single, Graham McCusker and Amy Webber will be hitting the road for a short series of live appearances in April with appearances at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester throughout April 2018.
Catch KAZE at these 2018 shows…
KAZE 2018 DATES
24th April – Edinburgh – Sneaky Petes
25th April – Glasgow – The Hug & Pint
27th April – Manchester – The Castle Hotel
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Formed around Graham McCusker from Paisley and Amy Webber from Kent, KAZE’s story first began when the pair acquainted studying opera at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Finding a natural chemistry from the off, they soon began writing and performing together; Amy providing the soaring, operatically-charged vocals and lyrics that are so intrinsic to their spellbinding sound and Graham masterminding the complex and definitive musical arrangements from the keys and beyond.
However, the band’s origin was far from plain sailing, with Graham being diagnosed with a leukaemia in 2016. While he went through the trials and tribulations posed by the chemotherapy treatment, the pair used their time spent together for the positive by creating new and beautiful music out of this world. The songs to emerge from this time became KAZE’s exceptional 2017 debut EP: ‘No Filter’, a release that was not only launched with a sell-out capacity show in Manchester, but also commemorated the triumphant completion of Graham’s course of treatment.
Among the tracks on the ‘No Filter’ EP was striking single “Pinned On You”, which was picked up radio play from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Scotland (Single of the Week), BBC Radio Manchester and more; whilst having their one-take music video for the track made ‘Video of the Month’ by OurStage and consequently selected as ‘Artist of the week’ for Richer Unsigned.
You can watch the one-take, animated video for “Pinned On You” here: https://youtu.be/pmHp7XNvnBE
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** “Fresh sounding, future-facing” “A lovely vibrant, edgy, unusual kind of sound” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“KAZE are powerful live performers who draw heavily on a theatrical sensitivity. Backed up with a steady release of well recorded, intelligent, high energy songs full of cutting emotional wit, they create a unique live experience and are a band to look out for.” – Gavin Sharp, CEO Band On The Wall
“That’s really quite something isn’t it? Operatic, off-kilter, syncopated prog-pop” – Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland
“Superb alternative-pop song…full of surprises” Rob Lewis, CEO Richer Unsigned
“That is pretty darn tasty” – Jim Gellatly, XFM, Amazing Radio
“Fingerprints of Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan” – Colin Towns, Ian Gillan Band – Deep Purple**