“This one is just a straight up good time! Kooks, San Cisco sorta vibes that’ll have you moving no matter where you are.” Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J)
A collab between Australia’s Katanak & Joolz (previously Electrik Lemonade) has created this Indie pop banger. Katanak and Joolz coming together was brought about by covid. With gigs cancelled and people looking around for projects, they came across each via social media. That first time writing together they realised they worked well together and liked what came out of the session. With Joolz’ Indie pop, RnB electro and Hiphop background and Katanak’s indie pop vibe, they set about combining the two styles.
Joolz cut her teeth working with the likes of M-Phazes, Bliss N Eso and Electrik Lemonade and Katanak is inspired by The 1975, Circa Waves & The Wombats. Writing together the result is the sound of summer. Ocean Alley/Lime Cordiale vibes crossed with Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar.
There’s something about the hot, lazy days of summer that seems to relax all the rules & this track has captured that beach, party, fun vibe. Sunday is the perfect antidote to the end of summer blues. Exquisite vocals float over a brazenly optimistic guitar beat. This indie-pop banger will have you reminiscing the good times.
Katanak says “Sunday is our ode to Summer. The heat, the sun, the lazy days, you can hear it all in this track. When this track is playing you just chill. Instant thoughts of grabbing a skateboard and catching up with friends run through your head.”
Following on from Katanak’s People’s Choice Award Win at QUBE Effect 2020 and making the semi finals for The International Songwriting Competition 2020, his latest with Joolz is a slow-builder, which is full of summer-related metaphors (“Sunflowers, growing fast, can it last”).
After supporting Pete Murray on his 2019 Summer Sessions Tour, his following has continued to grow with his local energetic gigs. With music “oozing the charm of a 90s boy band dipped in a delicious sugar-pop sound” (Music is my Muse), Katanak 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.
Gold Coast singer Joolz is a song writer & performer is a genre fluid artist featuring a mixed bag of feels consisting of indie pop, r’n’b & hip hop. Disinterested in the formulaic she will keep you tuning into her fresh sounds.
Her contagious energy, saucy r’n’b flow, her unapologetic style, drive and hunger means she is a force to be reckoned with.
Single Launch for Sunday is Friday 14th May 2021 at Tomcat, Fortitude Valley.
Listen to ‘Sunday’ HERE.
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