YOUNG KATO Release first single ‘Something Real’ from debut album

YOUNG KATO Release first single ‘Something Real’ from debut album

Cheltenham six piece release first single ‘Something Real’ from debut album and announce second UK headline tour

Since the release of the critically acclaimed Young Kato EP in the summer of 2012, Young Kato have been touring the UK tirelessly with headline shows across the country and successful support slots with a wide array of bands, including Spector, Bastille, Swim Deep, We Are Scientists and Peace.

Young Kato packed out the Gloucester Guildhall in late summer for their set at this year’s Underground Festival where they played main-stage and then sold the venue out themselves a month later at their headline show.

Having now been signed by BMG for both publishing and recordings and following a quick trip, swapping cold for colder, to perform a string of shows in Russia, the band headed straight into the studio with a fistful of killer demos and producer Gordon Mills Jr. With an average age of just 18, Young Kato have continued their knack of writing incredibly danceable, synth edged indie-rock and rapidly produced three potential singles in those first recording sessions. The video for ‘Something Real’ is typically exuberant and sees singer Tommy Wright risking life and limb being dragged on a rope through the streets of the UK.

Along with a slew of other notable up and coming and already successful bands, Young Kato’s music has already been featured heavily in cult hit TV series Made in Chelsea. And following an influx of enquiries about their songs in particular to the shows producers, Young Kato were asked if they could feature one of their live shows as the backdrop to the opening episode in the much anticipated and forthcoming second series. The episode will air on April 8th and features four of the band’s songs from a blistering performance at the Camden Barfly in 2012.

Tour Dates are as follows:


21 Louisiana Bristol

22 O2 Academy2 Oxford

23 Red Room Nottingham

24 Kasbah Coventry

25 The Leopard Doncaster

26 Also Known As Banbury

27 O2 Academy3 Birmingham

28 O2 Academy Leicester

29 Sugarmill Stoke


1 Bury St Edmunds Hunter Club

2 Think Tank Newcastle

3 The Lemon Tree Aberdeen

4 Brudenell Leeds

5 Islington Bar Academy London

6 Sound Control Manchester

7 The Compass Chester

8 Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh

10 The Boileroom Guildford

11 Joiners Southampton

12 Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff

14 B Side, Bunters Truro

15 2 Pigs Cheltenham#


Clip of the ‘Something Real’

Young Kato release ‘Something Real’ on June 3rd via BMG Records

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YOUNG KATO Release first single ‘Something Real’ from debut album