Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club, Circa Waves, The Wombats, The Griswolds, The Jungle Giants, Ball Park Music, Sancisco, Coin


band members

Dylan Cattanach


Influences

The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, Circa Waves, The Jungle Giants, The Griswolds, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, Coin


Gig

KATANAK

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

29 Sep

The Triffid

Brisbane, 4006

Newstead

7:00pm

Gig

KATANAK

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

30 Oct

Lefty's Music...

Brisbane, 4000

Petrie Terrace

3:00pm

Gig

KATANAK

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

28 Nov

Solbar

Sunshine, 4558

Maroochydore

7:00pm

Bio

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. Expect bouncy, upbeat vocals, optimistic guitar and rhythmic indie-pop beats.

Katanak catapulted into 2021 with the release of ‘Valentine’ and his indie pop ode to summer ‘Sunday (feat. Koolz)’. Between these two tracks he’s been played on Triple J Unearthed, Double J Radio, ABC Radio, BBC Introducing Radio Solent (UK), Amazing Radio (both UK & US) and 4ZZZ (and more) with Sunday’s video clip added to rotation on MTV Upload across Australia and New Zealand. Gathering praise from Auspop, LivewireAU and A&R Factory, Katanak is establishing himself as an exciting indie pop newcomer.

“This one is just a straight up good time! Kooks, San Cisco sorta vibes that'll have you moving no matter where you are.” 4/5 stars Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J)

“If Berocca was a song, it would be ’Sunday’.” LivewireAU

“I’m really liking the sound of Valentine.” Shell Zenner – Amazing Radio (UK)

His following has continued to grow with his People’s Choice Award win at QUBE Effect 2020 and he was a semi-finalist in the 2020 International Songwriting Competition and Katanak fulfiled his industry goal of working with ‘Magoo’ for his single ‘Pinch Grip’. 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!

Review

Pinch Grip

KATANAK

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

10 Sep 2021

Triple J
35

katanak takes control of you with this mega hooky and bouncy one!

katanak takes control of you with this mega hooky and bouncy one!

Review

Valentine

KATANAK

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

19 Feb 2021

Triple J
35

hearing the kooks again but switched up for 2021 with that bounce and multi coloured production.

hearing the kooks again but switched up for 2021 with that bounce and multi coloured production.

Review

Take Us Back

KATANAK

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

30 Apr 2020

Triple J
35

agree with dave that there's a certain uk bouncy pop flavour running all the way through this one from katanak.

agree with dave that there's a certain uk bouncy pop flavour running all the way through this one from katanak.