“This one is just a straight up good time! Kooks, San Cisco sorta vibes that'll have you moving no matter where you are”.
"Ever the sonic chameleon, he's proven time and time again that he can't be pinned to just one genre and only continues to grow, surprise and impress."
At first listen, you may fall into this trap, trying to pinpoint who Katanak sounds like. Stop yourself. That’s the beauty of the artist’s vocals – they’re homegrown, Aussie and uniquely his own.
It is a super catchy song and the music video is very creative and fun to watch. This guy is a real up and comer with an incredible talent. We are keeping an eye on him and expect big things in the near future.
Underscored by a boppin’ beat that’ll have you tapping your feet, Take Us Back is a feel-good ditty that will help you dance your worries away, leaving you feeling like it’s the weekend with every play.
Astronomy – Released 5th February 2020
“I love Astronomy! Absolutely adore that track. It’s commercial as hell. If there is any justice in this pop oriented world, that will be a worldwide hit.”
Andy Gee, Bridge FM (UK)
Fresh indie tunes with catchy pop hooks are the signature style of emerging Brisbane artist Katanak. Known for his infectious indie pop groove-inducing earworms that fans of The 1975, Circa Waves and The Wombats will appreciate. Unforgettable hooks, fun vibes and raw energy is what Katanak is all about. He is building a reputation for creating indie pop songs that get the crowd on their feet and moving to the groove.
Katanak catapulted into 2021 with the release of alt pop ‘Valentine’, his indie pop ode to summer ‘Sunday (feat. Koolz)’ and indie rock anthem ‘Pinch Grip’. Between these three tracks he’s been played on major stations Triple J Unearthed, Double J Radio, ABC Radio, BBC Introducing Radio Solent (UK), BBC Radio nan Gaidheal (Scotland), Amazing Radio (both UK & US) and 4ZZZ with Sunday’s video clip added to rotation on MTV Upload across Australia and New Zealand. Gathering praise from Music is My Muse, Happy Mag, LivewireAU and Good Call Live, Katanak is establishing himself as an exciting indie pop newcomer.
His following has continued to grow with his People’s Choice Award win at QUBE Effect 2020, he was a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition 2021 and 2020 International Song writing Competition, made #24 in the coveted 4ZZZ Hot 100 countdown 2021and Katanak has fulfilled an industry goal of working with ‘Magoo’ for his single ‘Pinch Grip’.
With new music and a regional Queensland tour planned for 2022 Katanak is one to keep an eye on.
With music “oozing the charm of a 90s boy band dipped in a delicious sugar-pop sound” (Music is my Muse), the young musician shows no sign of slowing down any time soon!
Sunday gained the #24 spot in the 4ZZZ Hot 100 2021 Countdown
Semi-finalist UK Songwriting competition 2021 with Pinch Grip.
NRL Grand Final Fan Fest in King George Square, Brisbane. Played before Sheppard's set.
Released 'Pinch Grip'
'Sunday's video chosen for MTV upload and is on rotation in Australia & New Zealand.
Triple J Unearthed - 'Valentine' played on Unearthed Radio
BBC Music Introducing - Given a spin on Radio Solent & Rapal
Released 'Sunday (feat. Koolz)'
Media Coverage in The Courier Mail dated 3rd July 2020.
Announced as Never Enough Music Indie artist of the Month
Spins in Australia on 4zzz, 2RRR, Fbi, Triple R, SYN, 2SER, 89.3FM 2GLF, 96.5 Inner FM, Radio Adelaide, Bay FM, Aussie Music Weekly
Spins on international internet radio programs in UK, US, Ireland & Germany
Released third single ‘Take Us Back’.
Semi-finalist International Songwriting Competition 2020
Added to Spotify Playlist Fresh Finds: Poptronix
Announced as one of 24 Brisbane artists in the QUBE Effect 2020
Released ‘Life’ first single under Katanak