Something For Kate are set to dig deep into the archives next week, with frontman Paul Dempsey gearing up to perform a livestream full of the group’s rarities.
One of those rare bands whose B-sides and rarities are better than most singles released by an artist, Something For Kate have undoubtedly amassed quite a collection of non-album tunes over their lengthy career, with many fans endlessly requesting these tracks to make an appearance in live sets over the years.
Thankfully, many fans got their wish back in 2014 when Something For Kate’s 20th anniversary tour included a two-set performance; one featuring all of their hits, and the other featuring fan-favourites and rarities that have long been overlooked.
A rare chance for fans to hear both “Monsters” and its exceptional “Hawaiian Robots” companion in the same night, it proved to everyone in attendance that Something For Kate are a band who simply can’t pen a bad song.
Now, with live gigs currently a thing of the past, the Melbourne trio have announced that they’re giving fans the chance to help choose the setlist of their upcoming rarities setlist.
Taking to Facebook on Thursday night, the group urged fans to share their requests for tracks to be played by Paul Dempsey during a livestream next week.
“With over 150 songs in the Something For Kate back catalogue, there are many tunes that rarely get a showing in the set list,” the post read. “Next Thursday night Paul Dempsey will hit YouTube Live to perform some rare SFK tracks.”
Set to broadcast via the band’s YouTube page on May 21st at 8pm, the upcoming setlist will be decided at random based upon songs fans have asked to hear.
So far, requests for the band’s “Rarities Roulette” are already coming thick and fast, with many fans pleading to hear two of the most beloved Something For Kate performances; the acoustic version of 1997’s “Pinstripe”, and their cover of Hazel’s “Truly”.
Meanwhile, Something For Kate are gearing up to release their first album in eight years at some point in 2020, with “Situation Room” being issued as the record’s first single in early April.