KAZE get back into the studio

KAZE are back in their natural habitat in the recording studio for the next week. They are recording 4 new tunes for release in 2018 at the brilliant Blueprint Studios in Manchester. They are lucky enough to be working with Rodrigo Constanzo as their producer and Tim Thomas as their engineer. The band include Thomas Fripp on guitar, Alexander Tod on drums and Jamie Brewster on bass.
Published: 02 November 2017

Live Broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland

KAZE are delighted to have done their first live broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland. They were hosted by Janice Forsyth live from The Spree Festival in Paisley and played live as well as having a chat with Janice herself. Listen back on BBC iplayer here.
Listen for first song – Fierce 50.52. The second song – Conversation @ 01.27.05 followed by interview @ 01.30.45.
And the last song – New Shoes by Paolo Nutini (cover) @ 01.51.30.
Published: 20 October 2017

Pinned On You made #SingleOfTheWeek on BBC Radio Scotland

The brilliant Janice Forsyth has made Pinned On You her ‘Single of the Week’ on her afternoon show on BBC Scotland this week. Janice said she can’t get the song out of her head and described the music video as “bloody brilliant”.
Published: 25 September 2017

Pinned On You music video made #VideoOfTheMonth by Our Stage

The online blog, Our Stage, which is part of amazingtunes.com has made the Pinned On You one-take music video their ‘Video of the Month’ for September and October 2017. They said the track is: “alternatingly aggressive and vulnerable in the narrative of affections spurned, with a completely off-kilter verse and a hard rocking chorus”.
Published: 02 October 2017

KAZE get first radio play on BBC Radio Scotland

KAZE’s first single Pinned On You was played by Vic Galloway on BBC Radio Scotland on his evening show on the 11 September. Vic said: “That’s really quite something isn’t it? Operatic, off-kilter, syncopated prog-pop”.
Published: 11 September 2017

First ever Music Video released

KAZE have released their first ever music video for their song Pinned On You. Watch their one-take thriller of a music video HERE. Filmed, animated and edited by bovine.
Published: 28 August 2017

 Single and music video release plus London & Manchester gigs

Excited to announce KAZE will be releasing their single Pinned On You with its official music video on Friday 29 September. The launch of the single will be celebrated with a gig in both London and Manchester. The London gig is at Paper Vintage Dress, Hackney on 28 September and you can buy tickets here. The Manchester gig is at the infamous Night and Day Cafe and you can buy tickets here.
Published: 2 July 2017

 KAZE play their second headline show in Manchester 

KAZE had a banging gig on 25 June at Gullivers NQ, Manchester alongside friends South Island Son also from Manchester and Glasgow’s Eugene Twist. They did a live stream on Facebook of them performing Pinned On You which has had over 500 views.
Published: 26 June 2017

 Come Away gets played twice on BBC 6 Music  

Our track Come Away got played twice on BBC 6 Music in June by Tom Robinson. It was played as part of his BBC Introducing Mixtape on the 12 June and on his Saturday night show on the 17 June. Listen on BBC iplayer from 18 minutes to hear the song and what Tom says about us.
Published: 20 June 2017

 KAZE appoint a live sound engineer 

Happy to announce the newest member of the KAZE gang, Chris Sherwin. Chris will be joining as our live sound engineer and you’ll be able to spot him at Gullivers on the 25 June! He’s currently studying at The School of Sound Recording, Manchester.
Published: 27 May 2017

 KAZE Manchester show tickets go on sale 

Following their sold out gig at the Castle Hotel, KAZE will be hosting their next Manchester show alongside good friends; Eugene Twist from Glasgow and local band, South Island Son. Book tickets here.
Published: 8 May 2017

Pinned On You added to Richer Unsigned Playlist 

KAZE track Pinned On You was selected by Matt Spracklen, music editor of @London, for the Richer Unsigned ‘Best of May’ playlist. They feature alongside 9 other exciting, developing artists. See the full playlist on Souncloud here.
Published: 1 May 2017

Feel gets first radio play 

KAZE’s song, Feel had its first radio play on Amazing Radio. It was played by “the voice of new music in Scotland”, Jim Gellatly on his 2pm show. To listen back to the show, click here.
Published: 30 April 2017

KAZE reach Mcr band competition final

KAZE are excited to announce that after playing at Band On The Wall on 6 April, they are through to the FINALS of the Manchester Arndale Band Competition. The competition was judged by Clint Boon (The Inspiral Carpets) and Jo Good from Radio X. The final is in the Arndale Centre, Manchester on 27 April and the audience vote on the winning band. If KAZE win they will get 4 free days of recording at Blueprint Studios and a slot to perform at Kendal Calling/BlueDot Festival.
Published: 7 April 2017

KAZE selected as Artist of the week for 

Richer Sounds Unsigned

KAZE are thrilled to have been selected as the Richer Unsigned ‘Artist of the week’ for the week of 3 April. Their faces will appear on the Richer Sounds website all week and they have been added to their “The Richer Unsigned” Spotify playlist too. The CEO of Richer Unsigned, Rob Lewis wrote;

Kaze’s ‘Pinned On You’ showcases a variety of different influences culminating in a superb alternative-pop song.  The track is full of surprises with sudden breaks allowing space for the vocal to shine through.  If you like the more experimental side of The Beatles, Bjork or Radiohead this could be for you.

Published: 3 April 2017 

KAZE play Band On The Wall in band competition semi-finals 

KAZE will be paying at one of Manchester’s most prestigious venues, Band On The Wall on 06 April as part of the Manchester Arndale Band Competition Semi-finals. Finalists will have their music heard by an established industry panel of judges; Gavin Sharp, CEO of Band on the Wall, Tim Thomas, Director at Blueprint Studios, Clint Boon, The Inspiral Carpets, and Jo Good from Radio X.
If they are successful, they will go through to the final on 27 April and the winning prize is 4 days of recording at Blueprint Studios and a slot to perform at Kendall Calling.
Published: 24 March 2017

Next MCR headline gig in the diary

We’re excited to announce that our next live gig in Manchester will be on the 25 June. It will be at The Castle’s sister venue, Gullivers on Oldham Street which has around double the capacity. We’re confident it’ll be another sell out!

So, put the date in your diary, take the Monday off work and tell your friends not to miss a gig of a lifetime! See the Gulliver’s website for listing
Published: 20 March 2017

KAZE single played on BBC Radio 6 Music and Amazing Radio

Pinned On You, their single from the EP, has been played twice by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music. They opened his BBC Introducing Mixtape on the 13 March and were played on his Saturday night show on 18 March. The single also got played twice the same week by Jim Gellatly (John Peel Award for Radio) on Amazing Radio. Listen on iPlayer from 05.25
Published: 18 March 2017

First ever KAZE gig sells out

Our first gig which celebrated the launch of our EP, No Filter, was a sell out. It was at The Castle Hotel, Manchester and we had reached capacity before the second support band had started.

We asked some of our best music critics to rate the gig and this is what they said:
“Fucking brilliant! With a capital F” – One of Amy’s mates
“What a sensationally entertaining band” – One of Graham’s aunt’s mates
“Eclectic, charming, engaging and properly entertaining” – this bloke who came to the gig
“Better than I thought it would be” – Amy’s dad
Click here to see a live clip on Youtube

Published: 11 March 2017