Kagoule: ‘Monsieur Automaton’

Kagoule: ‘Monsieur Automaton’

With its solid kraut underbelly, Nottingham trio Kagoule have stormed in with the chameleon-like, ‘Monsieur Automaton‘.

Guitarist/singer Cai Burns says of the track: “Not sure what inspired this one. I wrote most of it whilst I was watching Terminator 2, could’ve been that. It was probably that. In fact, it was definitely inspired by Terminator 2. Terminator 2 kicks ass.

The song came together within minutes, you shoulda seen it, it was a magical event. Usually, we play a riff for about 12 seconds and then bail into some kind ‘The Kinks after 12 pints’ jam or something that sounds a bit like a buffering video.”

As entertaining as their patter, this is both immersive and evocative. There’s a fastidious care in its arrangement resulting in a finely judged soundscape.

Live dates:

23rd Sept – Leicester, Handmade Festival 5th Birthday Party^
24th Oct – York, The Fulford Arms
25th Oct – Sheffield, Foodhall
1st Nov – Oxford, Cellar Bar*
2nd Nov – London, 100 Club*
3rd Nov – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club*
4th Nov – Bristol, Louisiana*
7th Nov – Glasgow, Broadcast*
8th Nov – Leeds, Headrow House*
9th Nov – Brighton, Sticky Mikes Frog Bar*
10th Nov – Birmingham, Actress and Bishop*
11th Nov – Manchester, Soup Kitchen*

^ with Bo Ningen
* support from Catholic Action

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