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|Thursday, July 23rd, 2009|
Guilfest Reviews & Photos
Its been just under two weeks since Karn8
played the Rocksound Cave
and we thought this would be a good time to look back on the performance and let you in on some of the feedback and photographs we have received after the performance.Guilfest Reviews
These are a couple of the reviews we have had in so far:"It’s been a slow start at Guilfest on Friday so we’re more than ready for some dirty rock and roll and fortunately Karn8 are on hand to deliver the goods. This Hampshire based three piece centre around drums and guitar (courtesy of Leigh and Bones respectively) with singer Kirst providing the vocals and occasional additional guitar duties. The music is upbeat rock and roll leaning distinctly towards the garage end of the genre populated by the likes of MC5, although to bring it up to date they remind me of Juliette & The Licks. Kirst has some well practiced moves straight from the Debby Harry book of stage craft and she makes a compelling figure.
They mix up styles nicely with songs like ‘Old No.7’ dipping into smoke filled blues bars, whilst ‘Where the Fires Play’ rips it up like the Stooges at their most intense. The set isn’t without it’s problems however, the horrendous drone that plagued this tent last year threatens to return and it’s just not loud enough. The problem with this is firstly that it prevents Kirst’s voice from carrying too well and secondly that what should be bold slabs of rock and roll fall a little flat. That aside though it’s an assured and confident performance and they even pull off a passable version of The Doors' ‘Wild Child’. All in all it’s good stuff but they really need to be seen in a club venue with the volume cranked to the max." Andrew Latham @ Room Thirteen"Hampshire based trio Karn8 play a blistering set on the Rocksound stage. Front woman Kirst has a sultry and seductive vocal which draws you in only to be blown away by the heavy growl which hits the back of the tent, this really gives the band a depth and quality that many bands would like to have. They take in many styles of music and mix them up to create their own unique sound, which has certainly earned them an army of fans, many of which seem to be here to see them today as the tent is packed."Kate @ up-load.co.ukGuilfest Photos
Here are some of the photos taken by Dave Vokes of LMI Photography
and as a band we think these are some of the best live shots we've had in a long time!
See more pics hereLimited Edition T-shirts
To mark the occassion, Guilfest also saw us start selling limited edition 'Of All The Strange Things' T-shirts
which have the album artwork on them. If you want to grab yourself one head on over to the online shop
before they are all gone!Up and Coming Gigs
Click on the gigs to go to the event page for more info, see you at the front!Friday 24th July - Jericho Tavern, Oxford Friday 31st July - Quake, Woking Saturday 1st August - The Red Lion, NorthfleetSaturday 8th August - The Underbelly, LondonFriday 9th October - Babalou, London Sunday 1st November - The Purple Turtle, London
We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome all the new people in the Karn8 family, we hope you enjoy what we have to offer!
Keep it filthyKirst, Bones & Leigh
|Wednesday, February 18th, 2009|
KARN8 NEW ALBUM OUT!
are pleased to announce that our debut album ‘Of All The Strange Things’
is out now on Wicked Boy Records
. The album was recorded and produced by the band and mastered by Clive Cherry at Tongue and Groove Studios
. It has taken two years to complete and we are very proud of the results. You can purchase a copy via the online shop
or download from iTunes
.... Enjoy!Album Review"What is noticeable as the second track kicks in is that Karn8 inject a lot of energy to their music - there’s a bit of a Rage Against The Machine thing going on in ‘As If You Could’ and ‘Strip’ opens up to a noisy distorted guitar riff in the choruses. The return at the end of ‘Running Free’ has the building blocks of something that could turn into an extended Kyuss-esque jam but sadly doesn’t.
Female singer Kirst’s sultry voice really shines on ‘True Face’, a stripped down song made up of a moving bass line and precise cymbal clangs. In fact the entire album is held together by some really nice bass grooves throughout, courtesy of Bones, and the whole thing is bookended by the sombre acoustic guitar led ‘Wasteland’ and its reprise.
It’s obvious that the band have been working hard to find sound and it really shows. The version of ‘Where The Fires Play’ on this album is much better than the early single release as the mix is a lot more balanced and it just livelier. These are songs that have possibly been written to be played live rather than played back on a record.
The production is raw and organic which is what usually happens when bands record things themselves meaning that the drums sound like drums, the guitars like guitars and so on without being pro tooled to death. That’s not to say it’s bad or sloppy, just that it captures a live feel and an essence of a group of people having fun with their music.
They haven’t created a new genre or discovered new song structures, what they have done is produce 12 songs, whether good, bad or average, that really link together in one fully formed package. There is room for improvement, some of the song such as ‘Over’ are forgettable and don’t really go anywhere, but very few bands make a five star album first time round.
They’re not original, not trying new or different but Karn8 do a pretty good job at making an album that follows the traditional rock standard. On Of All The Strange Things the band deliver nuts and bolts rock ‘n’ roll that harks back to the days when guitar bands played guitar songs and is not too dissimilar to some of the groups currently flirting with the mainstream or apart of it."Steven Cookson @ Suite101.comFacebook Fan Page
As some of you will already know, Karn8 have had a Facebook Group for some time. But we have found this to be slightly limited, so we have now started a Karn8 Facebook Fan Page
This has more options and makes it far easier or us to communicate with everyone. So join up hereNew Look Myspace Page
Along with the release of the new album. Our myspace page
has had an overhaul, so that it better fits in with the new look. This includes a new track 'Good Time'
from the album, so don't forget to check it out hereGU2 Radio
Karn8 are also due to appear on Guildford's Student GU2 Radio from 7pm on Friday 20th February, to help promote the Album and have a good old chat. Be sure to listen online here Next GigsThursday 19th February
- DeJa Vu, Reading Thursday 5th March
- The Fighting Cocks, KingstonSaturday 21st March
- The Rock Attic, London
Keep it filthyKarn8 Current Mood: artistic
|Monday, September 11th, 2006|
|Wednesday, October 12th, 2005|
|Tuesday, August 9th, 2005|
Karn8 on TotalRock Radio
Kirst and Bones from Karn8
will be live on TotalRock
Radio on Wednesday 10th August. The show starts at 7.30pm and will last 30mins
To listen over the internet go to TotalRock.com
and click on Listen Live ...simple :)Next gig 15th August Upstairs at The Garage
20-22 Highbury Corner
Train: Highbury (3 mins)
Tube: Highbury & Islington (3 mins)
Enquiries: 020 7607 1818
Ticket Hotline: 0870 060 3777Need a Map
There has been a huge amount happening in the Karn8 camp recently and we're only just starting to get a handle on it ourselves. But I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people that have ever supported us, we owe you everything :)
Join us on Myspace here Current Mood: energetic
|Thursday, August 4th, 2005|
Who's coming then??
|Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005|
Karn8 Metal Hammer review
have been reviewed in this Month's Metal Hammer!!!
Check out the Incoming (Demos) section:"At first you think, unfortunately, this isn't ultra slow doom core level one monsters, Khanate but then on further listening It turns out to be something altogether more delightful. Coming straight outta Aldershot, they have wrenched together the disparate strands of Garbage's straight up alterno/pop, Goldfrapp's whispering sensuousness and the industro grind of Ministry into one devilishly nice treat. Vocals courtesy of melancholy looking siren, Kirst, whisper seductively and holler hellishly over heavy but dance floor friendly grooves. All in all, a top notch demo." Jon Doran - Metal Hammer
Made us very happy :)
Check out the thread about it on our forum here
...and with the video well on its way, things just keep getting better and better!
Folow the link below to buy our EP for only £3 plus p&p!!
Thanks for reading
xx Current Mood: accomplished
|Wednesday, June 29th, 2005|
Vote for Karn8
have been selected by UK metal Underground
for 'UK Metal Maidens Week'
Vote for us here
Tell your friends!
see you soon
BonesKarn8 on Myspace Current Mood: dirty
|Tuesday, May 24th, 2005|
I'm the guitarist in a band called Karn8
We will be giving away some free CDs at the Queen Adreena gig at The Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth Tonite (24th May)
If you wanna a sneak preview go here
If you want to check us out live
don't forget were are playing at The Railway Inn
, Winchester this Friday :)
Use this flyer
to get in for £4 instead of £5!
Thanks for readingBonesKarn8 Website Current Mood: energetic
|Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005|
An Introduction to Karn8
I thought some of you may be interested in this :)
Karn8 are a band from the Aldershot area that spawned the likes of Hundred Reasons and Vex Red. We play a dark, groove-filled mix of heavy rock, industrial and goth which has garnered them the label as a 'dirty rock' band within the local scene.Here's what we sound likeHere's what we look likeWebsite
Over the past two and a half years since their inception, Karn8 has played impressive shows with bands such as Kings of Leon, Rachel Stamp, Scarlet Soho, Plastic Toys, Septembre and Seasons End. Their explosive live act, tight sound, sordid stage antics and professionalism have wowed audiences, driving the Karn8 sound into their minds, never to escape
With a new EP
recently released, Karn8 are set to expand their fanbase and spread their music to as many places as possible, and have the motivation to see them through this journey.
If you like what you hear let me know :)
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I look forward to hearing from you!
Bones Current Mood: calm
|Monday, April 25th, 2005|
|Sunday, May 9th, 2004|
Shellos. I'm Amy, and i'm from Devon..((How unfortunate for me)). It seems that i'm the only Spookykid in Devon...Which, as you can probably guess, Blows. I've recently become obsessed with Communities, and am on a mad rampage to join as many as possible =D. The Murderdolls are legends, as are Cradle of filth, Arch Enemy, Manson and Frankenstein Drag Queens From The Planet 13...
Anyways, I'll be off now.
Amy Current Mood: crazy
|Wednesday, May 5th, 2004|
please someone geth him for me??
^_^ Current Mood: drunk
|Friday, January 23rd, 2004|
naive, insecure, impressionable spookygirl, willing to be turned into a noise-loving sieg-heiling-sweetheart by princessryo
|Sunday, December 21st, 2003|
|Saturday, December 20th, 2003|
new ORGY album anyone???
I posted this in my journal a litle while ago, but I thought I would double up and let you guys know since... well most of you would be as excited as me.
On the 24th of feb... thre will be a new ORGY album out!!!!
for info and sample download.
While I'm ranting, I may as well tempt you all with a link to one of my fav bands, ZEROMANCER.
Check out the imaginative:http://www.zeromancer.com
for pics vidoes and mp3's from the Finnish orgy influenced band
Rob Current Mood: excited
|Friday, December 12th, 2003|
Evenin' fellow spookykids!
I think I fit right in here, I have a cradle hoody and some cds + I've had a slice of the fox gateau ;) x
|Thursday, December 11th, 2003|
This is my first meeting...
My name is Danielle, and I am a spookykid.
It took me a long time to come to terms with my disease, but now I am hoping for the support and friendship of my fellow sufferers. I have managed to spend 23 years in denial, but I am willing to take whatever measures I need to to overcome this terrible affliction.
I may lapse occasionally and download Manson mp3's, or purchase something of a stripy fishnet nature, but I am sure that one day I will become a fully functioning worthwhile member of the "goth" community. When I grow up I want to be a *proper* gothic. One with plastic hair and a superiority complex and everything. Current Mood: embarrassed
|Wednesday, December 10th, 2003|
Any DOPE fans out there...
I recently discovered a band called DOPE (Formerely featuring Trip Eisen of murder dolls and static-x). I fucking love them, I heard a cover they did for the "american phsyco" soundtrack at a local rock night, and tracked down two of their albums.
I don't know anyone else who has even heard of them, but I wondered if any of you guys were fans.
Rob Current Mood: cold