PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN
The Kinetiks will release their debut four-track EP, "High Horse Olympics" in April '07 on new Dublin based label Rapture Records. The release will be available in stores nationwide and to download from mobile service providers and online music stores such as iTunes, Napster, Downloadmusic.ie, Outersounds.ie, eMusic and HMV Digital etc. A nationwide tour is planned to surround the release.
In the latter stages of 2005, after several months of murdering covers of tunes by The Beatles and The Who, Gary Harding and Sean Brennan decided it was time they wanted to make their very own proper music for real and also make an audience watch and listen. They heard on the grapevine of an available aspiring drummer in the locality and decided to draft him in for a jam or two. That drummer was Jon McIntosh who suggested bringing in his good friend and already accomplished guitarist, Jim McGuire on bass to form "The Kinetiks".
December '05 brought The Kinetiks first gig in the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin City. The band gigged intensively over the following twelve months winning over generally impartial crowds, gaining fans and perfecting an onstage confidence and energy that takes many acts substantially longer to obtain. Gig highlights for the band have included a number of high profile support slots including The Young Knives and Black Wire.
Influences on all four members of the band range from The Kinks, The Hollies, The Beach Boys, The Ramones and Elvis to Arcade Fire, The Strokes, The Smiths, Franz Ferdinand, The Pixies and The Libertines. However, many have cited similarities with Blur, XTC and Gang Of Four.
The group went into the studio in late '06 with producer and former Grouse Lodge staffer, Ciaran Bradshaw, having been recommended by chief live sound engineer for 'Muse' Marc Carolan. Four tracks were recorded in Ashtown Studios during this session. Mixing and mastering took place in Carolan's Suite Studios.
The band is defined by their energetic live performances and catchy, clever indie pop tunes.
The Kinetiks are residents of Lusk and Skerries in North County Dublin.
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