‘Crying Diamonds’ - New Live Video release
The second live, acoustic video of 2019 has now been released. ‘Crying Diamonds’ is about feeling lost and hopeless but realising that sometimes, tears are precious. It’s a very personal song which was born out of a cry last Christmas Eve and seeing in the mirror a big tear under each eye which looked like diamonds on my cheeks. The video is on Youtube and also on Facebook where it’s had 3.4k views so far.
Published: 11 October 2019
‘Keep Me Loving You’ featured as BBC Radio Scotland Single of the Week
Thrilled to announce that ‘Keep Me Loving You’ has been released across all streaming platforms today. To mark the release, the single has been featured on BBC Radio Scotland on the Janice Forsyth Show as their Single of the Week. Amy and Graham did a live interview with Janice to talk about the single and future KAZE releases.
Published: 26 July 2019
‘Keep Me Loving You’ - New Live Video release
Today, KAZE have released a live, acoustic version of the love ballad ‘Keep Me Loving You”. A very personal song, it talks about the joys of falling in love but the uncertainty of sustaining your love for someone.
After a quiet period of change and writing, KAZE have recently had an image change, making Amy the ‘face of’ and have got more releases planned for the rest of 2019.
Published: 7 July 2019
Video for ‘Conversation’ out today!
Filmed by the amazing Megan Lewis and directed by Amy, the video “reflects the lyric’s yearning for self-reflection, in contrast with bustle of constant communication around us" (quote from OurStage who featured the video). Watch it on Youtube here.
Published: 9 November 2018
New single ‘Conversation’ released
KAZE’s latest single ‘Conversation’ is out today. Available in all the usual places to stream as well as Soundcloud and Bandcamp if you want to buy it.
The single was featured in music blog Louder Than War by Emily Oldfield who said; "‘Conversation’ arrives in the same week as #WorldMentalHealthDay and appropriately so, considering this track opens up the importance of reflecting on our own thoughts and taking time for ourselves."
Published: 12 October 2018
Manchester’s WAM Festival, curated by DJ and journalist, Dave Haslam, have announced that KAZE will be supporting Liines alongside poet, Emily Oldfield at the opening night on 18 October. The 4-day event of Words and Music will take place at Night and Day Cafe betwenn 18 - 21 October. The performance will also mark the release of their new single, ‘Conversation’. Buy tickets here.
Published: 4 September 2018
KAZE are pleased to announce their first headline gig in Oxford on 27 September at the famous Jericho Tavern - previously graced by likes of Radiohead and Supergrass. The gig, called ‘Jericho Live’ is being promoted by Daisy Rodgers and Heavy Pop and KAZE will be supported by local bands; Joshua Ziggy + Auctioneers. Doors 8pm. £6 otd. Buy tickets here.
Published: 1 September 2018
KAZE opened the mainstage at Feel Good Festival yesterday supporting headliners Cast and Feeder. It was their biggest stage to date and some local photographers got some brilliant photos of their performance. A nice story to come out of it was that a couple who saw KAZE earlier that year at the Rochdale Food Festival had followed KAZE and showed their music to their 7 year old son, Nathan. The whole family came to watch them at Feel Good Fest and Nathan, who singing along to the lyrics of the songs, got a photo with Amy after their set.
Published: 19 August 2018
Ahead of their performance at Feel Good Festival tomorrow, KAZE were invited onto BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Sweeney show. In the programme, broadcast live from the BBC Bus in Rochdale centre, KAZE chatted to Mike about how they formed and then went on to perform ‘Unfamiliar Room’.
Published: 17 August 2018
KAZE played their first ever music festival this weekend at Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire. They played on the Riverside Stage on Friday the 13th (with no unlucky musical mistakes!) They were selected to play by the Cornbury Festival team and Richer Unsigned. Watch the video diary on Facebook here.
Published: 16 July 2018
Weapon Official Video released
The Official Video for Weapon is now available to view on Youtube and Facebook. Set in the mundane backdrop of suburban Glasgow, Amy is setting about daily chores and stresses while dancing with various household weapons. The message remains - however angry we get, weapons shouldn't be the answer. Though the video focuses on everyday annoyances, the songs wider message is to those high up in power! On Facebook, the video has had over 2.7k views.
Published: 31 June
Weapon will be played every day this week on the Janice Forsyth show as it was crowned 'Single of the Week'. Graham and Amy will be doing a live interview with Janice today at 3pm to mark the announcement. The single was also played on BBC Introducing Oxford last week by DJ, Dave Gilyeat.
Published: 25 June 2018
Download and stream Weapon today!! Weapon is a punchy new single with a political message. Get bopping to a chanting chorus and a drum and bass breakdown while being reminded that weapons and violence aren't the solution to our modern day problems. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud or Bandcamp.
Published: 16 June 2018
Big Issue North magazine released a feature and interview with KAZE in their ‘See hear’ section today. The interview included questions about what informs their songwriting as well as most embarrassing moment and worst lyrics. Click here to read the full interview.
Published: 14 May 2018
After a near sell-out single launch event at the Castle Hotel last Friday night, Manchester’s Silent Radio have released their live review of the gig: “Bright, quirky, pop… delivered with a real sense of theatre and performance… and then Webber nearly takes someone’s eye out with a well-aimed courgette. This is music + performance + danger.” Read the full review written by Simon A Morrison here.
Published: 04 May 2018
KAZE were delighted that Northern Soul came to their single launch at The Castle on 27 April and their photographer John Aldridge captured the event with some brilliant action-filled photographs.
Published: 30 April 2018
KAZE start their mini-tour tomorrow. First stop is Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh on 24 April, The Hug and Pint, Glasgow on 25 April, then last stop is home-town, Manchester on 27 April. Head to the SHOWS page for more info.
Published: 23 April 2018
KAZE are proud to present the official video for their single, Fierce. Filmed in Scotland by the Bovine and directed by Amy herself. Watch the tense and cinematic video on Youtube here.
Published: 20 April 2018
Fierce is officially released today! Available on all streaming devices. To mark the release, KAZE were interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford and Fierce was played on air!
Published: 6 April 2018
KAZE received radio play from BBC Radio Oxford and Amazing Radio this week. Shout out to Dave Gilyeat and Jim Gellatly for giving it a spin on their shows. Release date 6 days away!!
Published: 1 April 2018
KAZE have been selected for the Richer Unsigned #BestOfApril curated by Newton Faulkner and. On Saturday 21 April, to celebrate Record Store Day, Pinned On You will be pressed to vinyl alongside 11 other tracks by unsigned artists and the vinyl will be given out in Richer Sounds stores.
Published: 28 March 2018
We are delighted that our new single, Fierce has been premiered on BBC 6 Music on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape. It will be officially released on Friday 6 April!
Published: 26 March 2018
KAZE will be releasing their second single, Fierce on 6 April 2018. The masters have been done, the music video by the amazing bovine is finished and so the marketing campaign begins…! Here is a photo from the filming of the music video.
Published: 15 February 2018
KAZE are excited to announce they will be releasing their first ever live music on the 8 of March. The video was filmed by friends from Word of Mouth and was filmed on the theatrical stage at Gullivers, NQ. Here is a photo of the stage with its props, foliage, band and dancer.
Published: 11 February 2018
KAZE have announced 3 live dates for April 2018 to celebrate the release of their second single, Fierce. They will be playing in Edinburgh 24 April @ Sneaky Pete’s Club, Glasgow 25 April @ The Hug and Pint and Manchester 27 April @ The Castle Hotel.
Published: 10 February 2018
Up in Scotland, on a cold and rainy day, KAZE braved the weather to film their new music video. Armed with their resident videographer/photographer/graphic designer/all round boff – Bovine – haunting and beautiful scenes were created. The video is for their upcoming single, Fierce which is due to be released in April 2018.
Published: 06 January 2018
Thrilled to announce that KAZE received their first radio play on BBC Radio Manchester on their ‘Introducing in Manchester’ programme on Saturday 16 December. Big thanks to Michelle Hussey and Natalie-Eve Williams for playing Come Away.
Published: 18 December 2017
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
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 performed 3 songs and had a chat with Janice herself.
Published: 20 October 2017
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
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’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
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
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 the Manchester gig is at Night and Day Cafe on 29 September.
Published: 2 July 2017
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, from the KAZE EP 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. Tom said “whooo, that’s so great!” after playing the song!
Published: 20 June 2017
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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!
Published: 20 March 2017
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.
Published: 18 March 2017
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