Following a premiere on Radio X alongside a special live session for John Kennedy’s Xposure show, Nottingham trio Kagoule are pleased to reveal their new single It’s Not My Day today, which is out now on all good digital service providers.
The track is the latest single from forthcoming LP, Strange Entertainment, set for release on 26th October 2018 on Alcopop! Records. The album is available to preorder now in various bundles and formats including limited orange vinyl and a signed print.
Speaking exclusively to Clash Magazine in a recent interview about the new single, front man Cai Burns said: “I wrote the lyrics in December 2016. This was at the end of a long and busy year touring our debut record Urth. I hadn’t started writing the second album at this point and we had only released a handful of stand alone singles over the course of the year. It was after writing this song that I had the—I guess I’ll call it ‘vision’—of a new album. It’s Not My Day was the beginning of Strange Entertainment. It’s hard to remember the exact moments that inspired a song but I think this one is about keeping it together in front of people or situations that intimidate you. There were lots of changes happening at that time and I needed to remind myself to face up to them.”
The three-piece recently announced a run of headline UK tour dates throughout October and November of this year in support of the new record, with tickets on sale now (see below for full dates).
Fresh from a UK tour with Drenge, a summer of festival appearances, and a personal invitation from The Cure’s Robert Smith to appear at Meltdown Festival, the band return proper with their new album later this year alongside the Strange Entertainment Tour with a further planned Euro sojourn.
The band have enjoyed previous press support across the board from DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Kerrang! Magazine, Upset, Dork, Punktastic et al, with previous singles hitting the Evening Playlist on Radio X twice in a row—including two live sessions for John Kennedy—plus an addition to the Amazing Radio B list, and spot plays from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music.
Their new record sees them finally spinning together their disparate influences into a body of work that attempts to capture the sum of their parts, and is very much a statement of where Kagoule are pleased to find themselves artistically now that they’re at the helm of their own destiny.
The band will perform at Wharf Chambers in Leeds on October 31st.