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Bands - need a studio? [19 May 2010|11:45pm]

katykitten
Then book some time at http://www.earthterminal.co.uk/

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Guilfest Reviews & Photos [23 Jul 2009|06:48pm]

boneskarn8
Hey Guys,

Its been just under two weeks since Karn8 played the Rocksound Cave at Guilfest and we thought this would be a good time to look back on the performance and let you in on some of the feedback and photographs we have received after the performance.

Guilfest Reviews
These are a couple of the reviews we have had in so far:

"It’s been a slow start at Guilfest on Friday so we’re more than ready for some dirty rock and roll and fortunately Karn8 are on hand to deliver the goods. This Hampshire based three piece centre around drums and guitar (courtesy of Leigh and Bones respectively) with singer Kirst providing the vocals and occasional additional guitar duties. The music is upbeat rock and roll leaning distinctly towards the garage end of the genre populated by the likes of MC5, although to bring it up to date they remind me of Juliette & The Licks. Kirst has some well practiced moves straight from the Debby Harry book of stage craft and she makes a compelling figure.

They mix up styles nicely with songs like ‘Old No.7’ dipping into smoke filled blues bars, whilst ‘Where the Fires Play’ rips it up like the Stooges at their most intense. The set isn’t without it’s problems however, the horrendous drone that plagued this tent last year threatens to return and it’s just not loud enough. The problem with this is firstly that it prevents Kirst’s voice from carrying too well and secondly that what should be bold slabs of rock and roll fall a little flat. That aside though it’s an assured and confident performance and they even pull off a passable version of The Doors' ‘Wild Child’. All in all it’s good stuff but they really need to be seen in a club venue with the volume cranked to the max."


Andrew Latham @ Room Thirteen

"Hampshire based trio Karn8 play a blistering set on the Rocksound stage. Front woman Kirst has a sultry and seductive vocal which draws you in only to be blown away by the heavy growl which hits the back of the tent, this really gives the band a depth and quality that many bands would like to have. They take in many styles of music and mix them up to create their own unique sound, which has certainly earned them an army of fans, many of which seem to be here to see them today as the tent is packed."

Kate @ up-load.co.uk


Guilfest Photos
Here are some of the photos taken by Dave Vokes of LMI Photography and as a band we think these are some of the best live shots we've had in a long time!







See more pics here

Limited Edition T-shirts
To mark the occassion, Guilfest also saw us start selling limited edition 'Of All The Strange Things' T-shirts which have the album artwork on them. If you want to grab yourself one head on over to the online shop before they are all gone!



Up and Coming Gigs
Click on the gigs to go to the event page for more info, see you at the front!

Friday 24th July - Jericho Tavern, Oxford
Friday 31st July - Quake, Woking
Saturday 1st August - The Red Lion, Northfleet
Saturday 8th August - The Underbelly, London
Friday 9th October - Babalou, London
Sunday 1st November - The Purple Turtle, London

We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome all the new people in the Karn8 family, we hope you enjoy what we have to offer!

Keep it filthy

Kirst, Bones & Leigh
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KARN8 NEW ALBUM OUT! [18 Feb 2009|09:19am]

boneskarn8
[ mood | artistic ]



Karn8 are pleased to announce that our debut album ‘Of All The Strange Things’ is out now on Wicked Boy Records. The album was recorded and produced by the band and mastered by Clive Cherry at Tongue and Groove Studios. It has taken two years to complete and we are very proud of the results. You can purchase a copy via the online shop or download from iTunes .... Enjoy!

Album Review

"What is noticeable as the second track kicks in is that Karn8 inject a lot of energy to their music - there’s a bit of a Rage Against The Machine thing going on in ‘As If You Could’ and ‘Strip’ opens up to a noisy distorted guitar riff in the choruses. The return at the end of ‘Running Free’ has the building blocks of something that could turn into an extended Kyuss-esque jam but sadly doesn’t.

Female singer Kirst’s sultry voice really shines on ‘True Face’, a stripped down song made up of a moving bass line and precise cymbal clangs. In fact the entire album is held together by some really nice bass grooves throughout, courtesy of Bones, and the whole thing is bookended by the sombre acoustic guitar led ‘Wasteland’ and its reprise.

It’s obvious that the band have been working hard to find sound and it really shows. The version of ‘Where The Fires Play’ on this album is much better than the early single release as the mix is a lot more balanced and it just livelier. These are songs that have possibly been written to be played live rather than played back on a record.

The production is raw and organic which is what usually happens when bands record things themselves meaning that the drums sound like drums, the guitars like guitars and so on without being pro tooled to death. That’s not to say it’s bad or sloppy, just that it captures a live feel and an essence of a group of people having fun with their music.

They haven’t created a new genre or discovered new song structures, what they have done is produce 12 songs, whether good, bad or average, that really link together in one fully formed package. There is room for improvement, some of the song such as ‘Over’ are forgettable and don’t really go anywhere, but very few bands make a five star album first time round.

They’re not original, not trying new or different but Karn8 do a pretty good job at making an album that follows the traditional rock standard. On Of All The Strange Things the band deliver nuts and bolts rock ‘n’ roll that harks back to the days when guitar bands played guitar songs and is not too dissimilar to some of the groups currently flirting with the mainstream or apart of it."


Steven Cookson @ Suite101.com




Facebook Fan Page

As some of you will already know, Karn8 have had a Facebook Group for some time. But we have found this to be slightly limited, so we have now started a Karn8 Facebook Fan Page.
This has more options and makes it far easier or us to communicate with everyone. So join up here

New Look Myspace Page

Along with the release of the new album. Our myspace page has had an overhaul, so that it better fits in with the new look. This includes a new track 'Good Time' from the album, so don't forget to check it out here

GU2 Radio

Karn8 are also due to appear on Guildford's Student GU2 Radio from 7pm on Friday 20th February, to help promote the Album and have a good old chat. Be sure to listen online here 

Next Gigs

Thursday 19th February - DeJa Vu, Reading
Thursday 5th March - The Fighting Cocks, Kingston
Saturday 21st March - The Rock Attic, London

Keep it filthy

Karn8




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3rd April 2009, The date of the decade! [02 Feb 2009|06:22pm]

dont_go_back
At the Railway Rifle Club in Fratton, Portsmouth.

Ardentes!! (As heard on radio one's in new music we trust)
Guilded Youth (One of Portsmouths hottest up and coming bands!)
Ryan Inglis (For one night only, all the way from Bristol, fresh from Live&Unsigned and supporting The Automatic and Chesney Hawkes)
Rusty Strings
and Very!!! Special Guests!!!!


You do not want to miss this one. 
Over 18's only and limited availability on tickets.

Contact newdealrecords@btinternet.com to buy tickets direct for just £5 cash

Or go to www.gigantic.com/gigantic/home_ardentes.html.

Be there, you wont regret it!
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THIS FRIDAY - POSSESSION [31 Aug 2008|12:28pm]

katykitten
THIS FRIDAY is the first Friday of the month so that means it's POSSESSION goth/electro-industrial/80s night.

This month we have a SPECIAL GUEST DJ - Doktor Joy from Oxford's premier goth/industrial night Intrusion, and Slimelight regular.

Come along and show him some support as it's going to be a good one :)

@ Sound Circus,
140-142 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth
(across the road from Bournemouth train station)

9pm - 2am
Only 3 quid entry

** FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH **
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The Verve Album OUT TODAY! [27 Aug 2008|06:25pm]

movehalfaninch
The Verve album, Forth, is out TODAY!!!!

HORAY!!!!

CLICK HERE TO BUY IT.




UK:

• Deluxe Boxset: A deluxe boxset will be available solely from The Verve's Official Store. This version will consist of a double heavyweight gatefold LP vinyl (containing two bonus tracks not on the CD version of the album), limited edition CD & DVD edition of the album, and an exclusive memorabilia tour book.

• CD & DVD Package: Available from play.com for £8.95 Delivered: A special CD and DVD package, featuring an exclusive band documentary and live footage from The Verve's headlining appearance at Coachella in May 2008, packaged in a case bound tour book.

• Heavyweight LP: Available exclusively from The Verve's Official Store: LP includes 2 tracks not featured on the CD or CD/DVD albums.

• Original CD Album: You can also buy the standard CD album FROM The Verve's Official Store.

• Digital Download:
Itunes:
If you pre-order the album from itunes you'll receive 'Judas' as soon as you place your order, as well as exclusive live versions of 'Lucky Man' live from Coachella 2008 and 'A New Decade' live from Glastonbury 2008.
7 Digital: Album Of The Week: 'Forth' is available at a special price of £5 until the end of next week.

US:

• Original CD Album: Available from Amazon for $7.99.

• Digital Download:Available for $9.99 from itunes, people buying from here will receive a bonus track ‘Mama Soul’ and an exclusive documentary feature.

THE VERVE PICTURE SPAM





::can now die happy that the verve have a new album out::
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new verve album [20 Aug 2008|05:31pm]

movehalfaninch
you can hear it here. my favorite song is definitely "Sit & Wonder" ... "Noise Epic" is a close second... what about you?:

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To All Music Lovers/Musicians [05 Apr 2008|12:15pm]

newsoundmag
[ mood | working ]

New Sound Magazine just launched. We are an online publication dedicated to giving exposure to talented, hard-working, unknown musicians from all genres.
An issue every month Featuring 1 band/musician, 8 interviews w/ musicians, articles, + more.
We would like to invite any/all music lovers to view our magazine.


Thank You,
Daryl Green (NSM)

http://www.newsoundmagazine.com/

http://www.myspace.com/newsoundmagazine

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Plug! Plug! Plug! [05 Mar 2008|11:50am]

sideshowmatt


Those of you that remember the heady days of Jimmy'z should come over to the DJ console as you arrive so you can collect your free badge that gives you the discounted drinks prices at the bar. - I think it's 20% off!!! - I've got 100 made so that should be enough for all of you.

The poster doesn't mention it, but it is free entry! See you there!
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Next Possession [02 Mar 2008|07:02pm]

katykitten


http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7596955101

Come along :D
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A musical journal entry [14 Jan 2008|09:43am]

chrisie1979
Yes its me again posting once in a life time, ive made a musical journal entry so if anyone wants to listen and find out what ive been doing please do.

I know its rubbish and I know you might want to take the piss but please dont. I cant read music, I cant play that well and its all been done on my laptop & crap guitar so give me a chance. Oh and as you will tell I cant sing to save my life. This is the first time ive had the guts to post on such a community.

Go to http://www.betarecords.com/bling and play "Musical L.J (Jan 12th 08)"

Thank you

Chrisie xXx
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Electro/Rock/Breakbeat/Ska/Powerpop gig – BE THERE! [03 Dec 2007|05:21pm]

katykitten



Venue: JM315.
There will be signs to it from the main SSU reception

Tickets are only £5.
Doors open at 7.30pm.
Everyone welcome - not just students/staff of SSU.
18 and over. ROAR.
Tickets are only £5 and available in advance from me, or from the SSU East Park Terrace campus shop.

Devil's Gun - http://www.myspace.com/devilsgun

The Veez - http://www.myspace.com/theveez

Waiting for Sirens - http://www.myspace.com/waitingforsirens

See you there :D
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Come to this - the bands are cool and it's cheap :D [26 Nov 2007|05:45pm]

katykitten



Venue: JM315, SSU, East Park Terrace
There will be signs to it from the main SSU reception

Tickets are only £5.
Doors open at 7.30pm.
Everyone welcome - not just students/staff of SSU.
18 and over. ROAR.
Contact me for tickets or get them from the SSU newsagent if you're a student/staff member
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SPARE ARCADE FIRE TICKET & LIFT - LONDON GIG TONIGHT [18 Nov 2007|02:51pm]

dragophelion
[ mood | frantic ]

URGENT!!!




scathe has a Spare ticket (and car space - from Portsmouth or anywhere enroute within reason) for the sold out ARCADE FIRE GIG in London Tonight!

(The person who was supposed to be going has dropped out with about 2 hours notice! :o/)

So, if anyone wants to go, call Pete on 07967 979766 in the next 1.5 hours!!!
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[06 Oct 2007|07:27pm]

obcom
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TONIGHT [28 Sep 2007|02:19pm]

katykitten
Don't forget - your favourite Emanate DJs will be taking over the small room at Unit22 TONIGHT from 10pm-midnight.

This is part of a 'showcase' for Freshers and new folk, and will include us and all the other Friday night DJs giving a taster of what we offer.

So come along and show them what a fab crowd come to Emanate every month :)

KK and A


www.myspace.com/emanateclub
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!!! THIS FRIDAY !!! [03 Sep 2007|04:15pm]

katykitten
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Please repost until your fingers bleed [14 Jun 2007|11:00am]

katykitten



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EMANATE - THIS FRIDAY [04 Apr 2007|02:38pm]

katykitten
[ mood | cheerful ]

Yep it's back to the usual EMANATE night on Friday 6th April.

Except for one small thing...

Katykitten won't be there, so she's entrusted her half of the decks of steel (!?!!) to the most wonderful
DJ ALTSKI
- yes, he of Dungeon fame from many many moons ago.

For those who don't remember him, he was half of the rivethead duo who djed the industrial night every Wednesday night for several years in the mid to late nineties. It was my favourite night and was always packed out!

This will be an awesome Emanate - you're in for a treat!

www.myspace.com/emanateclub
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The Vault 11th November [06 Nov 2006|10:54pm]

djbrianuk

We're back again, this Saturday the 11th of November for the best in alternative music! Same place - The Cavern Club underneath The Crown, St Nicholas Market, Bristol.

£3 before 11pm/£4 after. Drinks promos & giveaways. DJ Brian & DJ Matt playing the most rocking music! Come on down!

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