Kaia Kater “The Internet” – are we in thrall?

Whenever we feature a song that in any way decries the all-pervasive internet we do have to remind ourselves that we’re a music website on the ummm…the…err…well, wouldn’t you know it, on the Internet.  Well, that’s a paradox and a conundrum that we’ll just have to learn to live with, the only other option being to turn ourselves into a lithographed and stapled-together fanzine.   ‘The Internet‘ is a song that Kaia Kater wrote during the pandemic, and that colours things a little, and the first verse certainly evokes that time: “I can only talk to you / through the Internet / In bits and in bytes and right angles / Carved up my life just for the Internet.”

Amazingly this is Kater’s first new single since 2021, and comes as she signs to Free Dirt Records – her last album ‘Grenades‘ was on Smithsonian Folkways – and heralds a busy year as there will be a Kaia Kater album and she’ll also be appearing in 2024 as part of newly formed Black string band supergroup, New Dangerfield, featuring Jake Blount, Tray Wellington, and Nelson Williams.  On top of all that Kaia Kater is starting a series of UK dates today – here’s the whole list.

Jan 16, 2024 Birmingham – Kitchen Garden Cafe
Jan 17, 2024 London – Paper Dress Vintage
Jan 18, 2024 Bury – The Met
Jan 20, 2024 Glasgow – The Hug and Pint
Jan 24, 2024 Dublin – Women of Note Show
Jan 27, 2024 Belfast – The Deer’s Head
Jan 28, 2024 Derry – IMBOLC Festival
Feb 1, 2024 Brighton – Folklore Rooms
Feb 2, 2024 Cambridge – The Portland Arms
Feb 3, 2024 Bristol – The Folk House

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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