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Podcast Episode
Season
Thirteen
number
661
Type
Album Review
Post Date
5/30/2023

Something For Kate

661 Beautiful Sharks by Something For Kate

Beautiful Sharks

Label
Murmur
Release year
1999
Producer
Brian Paulson

On their sophomore album, Something For Kate dial down the distortion in favor of a more nuanced post-grunge approach on Beautiful Sharks

Author & Special Guests

Many, many years ago, we checked out the 1997 debut album Elsewhere For Eight Minutes by the Melbourne, Australian trio Something For Kate. Thanks to a Patreon patron we checked out their 1999 sophomore follow-up Beautiful Sharks to hear the evolution of the band. Whereas the debut offered up some catchy alt-rock, Beautiful Sharks is a more subdued yet intricate album, putting new bassist Stephanie Ashworth on display as the guitars back-off to allow more space for lead singer/guitarist Paul Dempsey to weave intricate vocal and musical melodies. The end result is a unique combination of alt-rock that forgoes volume for dynamics and speed for tension.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Beautiful Sharks
  • 10:51 - Before Butterfly's Wings
  • 16:41 - Big Screen Television
  • 23:55 - Electricity
  • Outro - Easy

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