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Saturday 03 April 2021

Set To Star Alongside Members Of The Sex Pistols & New York Dolls Brighton's Kavanagh Unleash New Single

Kavanagh are the epitome of unsigned, DIY rock'n'roll. With a fearsome live reputation, they have won two national Battle of the Bands competitions and have toured the UK. Based in Brighton, they featured on the I Am Not Your Slave compilation album of unsigned talent from the South East. 

With plans to support Fat White Family in the near future, they will also be featuring in an upcoming movie with members of The Sex Pistols and New York Dolls.

A juggernaut of propulsive alt-rock and skyscraping shoegaze, at just 1'44 their new single Citizen 202 threatens to break through the sound barrier before jumping to lightspeed in a sensory dazing smash'n'grab. 

With utopian ideals and a sense of oneness at its core, it's a track that dreams of transcending borders, categorisation and discrimination.


Shedding light on Citizen 202, David Emmons of Kavanagh says: 

"The song is an intergalactic cry. We are not members of a town, or a country, or even this world. We are members of the universe. We are Citizen 202. 

"Escaping from our specific time on this planet, and melting through the stars. We are energy. We are life. We are something more."

Hurtling through shades of Sonic Youth to Smashing Pumpkins to Ride, Citizen 202 is a tasty slice of interstellar rock. 

Recorded at Far Heath studios by Angus Wallace (The Prodigy, Sex Pistols), it was produced by Mike Bennett (The Specials, The Fall, Fat White Family). 

The track can also be heard to soundtrack the upcoming indie-flick Vegan Vampyres From Zorg.

For more info on Kavanagh CLICK HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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