British indie boys Young Kato are a talented bunch. They’ve already been featured on Made In Chelsea, and they’re in the middle of supporting rock titans You Me At Six on their biggest-ever UK headline tour.
You’re supporting You Me At Six on their huge headline tour at the moment – how’s it going?
It’s great! It’s great to just get here and play these big venues in places we’ve never played before. We’d never played in Plymouth or Glasgow, for example, so it’s great to get here and see all these fresh places.
What are You Me At Six like to tour with?
They’re genuinely one of the nicest bands we’ve met.
What’s your favourite song to play live?
A song from our album called Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow – it’s not released yet, but it’s a great song to play. We wrote it about two weeks before we took it into the studio, so it’s nice and fresh. It’s got a lot of electronic elements to it – we just wanted to do something different so the album had a bit of variety to it, and we just wanted a song that people could think about a little more than they could think about some of the other stuff on the album. It’s being considered for our next single, actually, so hopefully it won’t be too long until people can hear it.
How would you describe your music for people who don’t know you?
Youthful, vibrant, colourful, energetic pop with a bit of indie thrown in for good measure. It’s good-time music, really.
What’s the best thing about being in a band?
Just writing songs that we love together, really. Watching people get into the songs you’ve written is great as well.
You had a track featured on Made In Chelsea…
Yeah! We never expected that in a million years. It all happened by chance, actually – the producer of the show picked up our EP out of nowhere, and she just started playing it. As things developed we were actually featured on the show, which was a brilliant thing to happen for us.
You covered Waiting For a Star To Fall exclusively for the show – why did you cover that track?
A couple of weeks before we went into the studio I was trying to find an iPod, and I found an old iPod Shuffle from when I was on a school trip to Paris in Year Ten. It was full of all these old bangers and Waiting For A Star To Fall, so it was in my brain from that. When Made In Chelsea asked us to cover a cheesy love song that was the first thing we thought of, and we managed to construct something cool.
Which member of the band would suit starring in Made In Chelsea?
Hmm… Probably Harry or Jack, because they’re both big party animals, but they do seem to go at it a lot harder than the guys do on Made In Chelsea! They’re both terrible at acting, so I suppose they’re halfway there already.
When can we expect a full album from you guys?
The album’s about eighty percent done, so we’re going to head back into the studio in the next couple of months and get that done. You have to make sure that your first album is the best possible reflection of you, so we’re not going to rush to get it done and out there.
A few questions from fans now – are you going to re-record Sink or Swim?
We had this debate recently! It’s not on our album, but we’re back in the studio soon, so you never know. It’s a song that means a lot to us as a band, as it was on our first ever EP, and it just showed everyone that we can kind of write slower songs. There are new songs on the album that are better than Sink or Swim, so I wouldn’t worry about it.
You guys spend a lot of time together on the road, but which member of the band has the most annoying habit?
Harry! Harry thrives upon pushing people’s buttons. It’s all in good spirit, but it’s definitely Harry. Jack’s thrown a glass at his head before…
Which song do you wish you’d written?
Unbelievable by EMF.
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you guys while you’re on tour?
Hmmm… We do like to enjoy ourselves… We’ve lost a lot of people on this tour. We lost Joe on the first night, and that’s about as far into that as we’re willing to go!
Describe eachother in three words?
Harry’s an irritating funny chimp. Joe Lever… Very well done. Joe Green is The Glasgow Wanderer. And Tommy… Tommy’s Captain Crown Head!