Album Review: "Bad Behaviour" by Kat Frankie

Hey guys!

I really owe the PRs, managements, labels and bands who email us on a daily basis.

Thanks to them I have found some of my favourite acts.

Kodaline for example - we were introduced to them by their label.
Or  ROE - who we were told about by her manager.

And then there's Kat Frankie - introduced to us by PR.
And boy are we happy about that!

I've been looking forward to this album for months now and I'm mega excited for you to learn more about this incredibly talented artist.

So let's do it!

Artist: Kat Frankie
Title: Bad Behaviour
Genre: Alternative, Pop
Label: Grönland Records
Release Date: 2nd February 2018

Kat Frankie is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Berlin, Germany.

Originally from Sydney, Australia, the musician found inspiration in artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Bread, Carly Simon and more.
She started making music at the young age of six, but only started pursuing her music career in 2004, when she moved to Berlin and found the music community which makes the city so unique.

Kat regularly plays guitar for German act Olli Schulz, sang a beautiful duet with Clueso and has been a part of multiple music projects over the years.

EP: "Outside" (2003)
LP: "Pocketknife" (2007)
LP: "The Dance of a Strange Heart" (2010)
LP: "Please Don't Give Me What I Want" (2012)
LP: "Bad Behaviour" (2018)

So, let's listen to Kat's brand new album, "Bad Behaviour".

1) Bad Behaviour
2) Swallow You Whole
3) Home
4) Forgiveness
5) Versailles
6) Headed For The Reaper
7) Finite
8) The Sun
9) Back To Life
10) Spill

Opener and title track "Bad Behaviour" welcomes you with a super catchy guitar riff, which follows you throughout the track.
At first, the track might seem minimalistic, but the deeper you'll dive, the more layers and details you'll find.
Kat's vocals lead the track with confidence, maturity and such clarity - and even though the song is such complex piece of music, it's definitely the lead vocals that shape the track into the gripping, grabbing and exciting song.
The backing vocals underline the finess and graceful elements of "Bad Behaviour" and give it that final glow.
Once you've heard this track, you're going to fall in love with Kat's sound.

Another stand out track would be "Home", an atmospheric and powerful track.
Lyrically, it's filled with bold statements, "everyone's afraid of what they don't know / bridle our behaviour with police control / invalidate you through the fear, the fog".
The heavy guitar and bass riffs in the chorus might feel out of place once you listen to the track for the first time, but the more time you spend with it, the more you realise how elementary they are.

"Headed For The Reaper" might be my personal favourite because it's yet another track that just takes up all your attention and makes you groove.
Here's what Kat says about the track: "This one is based on a story I read in the New York Times years ago about an amateur cage-fighter who owed drug money, faked his death and then bungled a robbery. It was like a Coen Brothers' movie. He was so bad at cage-fighting they called him the tomato can. I wanted it to sound funky and a bit obnoxious; every time I hear the trumpet melody in the chorus it makes me laugh."

To sum it up: "Bad Behaviour" is as versatile as it could be. Once you're a few tracks into the album, you will realise that there is no formula or pattern to the tracks. Kat Frankie paints every track in another colour and continues to find different elements to sneak into the tracks, leaving you with a blown mind and a broken replay button.  

You should listen to these tracks: Bad Behaviour, Home, Headed For The Reaper, Finite

- buy "Bad Behaviour"

Kat Frankie online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Words: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: Kat Frankie via Belle Music | ** a digital copy was kindly provided**


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