Clocking in at a speedy 1:49, Canterbury’s cocky quintet Kavanagh manage to say so much in so little time. Their latest release ‘Citizen 202’ is an accelerated burst of dizzy, distorted rock that has been given the nod from members of The Fall and Spacemen 3, slotting them firmly in the ones-to-watch category.
Released alongside a squeamish video that is not so arachnophobia friendly, the track’s gritty DIY quality is complemented by rich, snarling vocals and hungry guitar riffs, uniting to create a rhythm that is head-bang inducing. Described as being about “escaping the idiosyncrasies of humanity and being a member of the universe instead, simply a part of creation. more than a human”, the band’s poetic inspirations is what makes them so intriguing, with the single landing itself in the upcoming movie ‘Vegan Vampires from Zorg’, featuring members of The Sex Pistols and New York Dolls.
After exploding onto the scene in 2016, Kavanagh performed at all of the pubs and clubs in their native Kent, before relocating to Brighton where they are now based. From winning a slew of Battle of the Band competitions and touring across the UK, including a postponed support slot alongside Fat White Family, they continue to develop their achingly cool alternative sound, and the next chapter for the five piece looks set to be an unforgettable one.
Tune into 'Citizen 202' here: