It’s easy to foresee a band like this playing in-front of thousands of screaming girls at some gigantic festival, but it’ll be interesting to see whether they have what it takes to make a real impression. The longer you listen to them, the more you can hear bands very similar to them, but ones that have made the big-time. You can hear The Vaccines, the beat of a bit of Mystery Jets’s old work, and even some of the light guitar stylists of a band like The Maccabees. In an interview to ‘The Middle’, they do cite these guys as some of their main influences. It’ll be interesting to see whether they can steer away from this ‘mash’ of bands, and cement their own mark on the alt-pop industry. They already seem to be creating quite an electric atmosphere around them though, with comedian/broadcaster Tom Deacon, BBC radio-presenter Annie Nightingale and Media Prima manager Paul Moss all having expressed their respect for the band. Young Kato urge you to give them a try, tempting any ‘would-be’ fans with a free download of their track ‘Lights’ which can be found here.
A little insight into the workings of Young Kato, and their live shows: