Something for Kate , also abbreviated SFK , is an Australian alternative rock band from Melbourne, Victoria. The group consists of composer, singer and guitarist Paul Dempsey, drummer Clint Hyndman and bassist Stephanie Ashworth. The band has a total of six studio albums: Elsewhere for 8 Minutes (1997), Beautiful Sharks (1999), Echolalia (2001), The Official Fiction (2003), Desert Lights (2006), and Leave Your Soul to Science (2012). ). The band is nominated eleven times at the ARIA Music Awards.
Something for Kate was formed in 1994 in Melbourne by Julian Carroll on bass, Paul Dempsey on guitar and vocals, and Clint Hyndman on drums. Dempsey and Hyndman are friends since Padua College, Mornington Peninsula; Carroll successfully replies to their classifieds>. In their early days, they used the name El Presidentè. The trio performed their first show on September 13, 1994 at Melbourne's Punter's Club, changing their name to Fish of the Day under the guidance of their press officer, Richard Moffat >>>. Dempsey explains that the group's new name was inspired by his dog, Kate - he will leave a note stating that he was gone looking for "something for Kate" (Something for Kate ) >>>. As for the bitch, Dempsey's mother will sell Kate, the Jack Russell of the family, "they told me that she had run away ... I think they were tired of see her cross the fence. My mom let him run away a year later. "
Something for Kate publishes a first EP of seven titles, entitled .... The Answer to Both Your Questions, in May 1996 >>>. It is produced by Greg Atkinson and appears in CD and mini-LP decorative>. Between August and September the same year, they undertake the Unipaloser tour of national universities with their colleagues of labels Jebediah and Bluebottle Kiss. In October, they follow with a single, Dean Martin> also produced by Atkinson>, which is played on the air by Triple J>. A five-title limited edition EP, Intermission, especially for left-handed, is published in March 1997, and quickly becomes a collector's item >>>>>.
In February 1997, the band recorded their first album, Elsewhere for 8 Minutes (July 1997), at York St Studios in Auckland with producer Brian Paulson, which involves Wilco and Slint >>>>>. Carroll, who got married, leaves the group to live in the countryside, but agrees to stay for the sessions; he is replaced on bass by Toby Ralph (ex-Lobtailing) >>>. Greg Lawrence of the WHAMMO website describes the album "glorious" .
A single, Captain (Million Miles an Hour), is published in May 1997. It is aired by Triple J, who places them on their Hottest 100 list for that year >>>. Quickly, the group grows and turns intensely in many festivals >>>>>.