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