KATANAK Breaks the Sound Barrier With New Single 'Pinch Grip'


Photo Credit: Gabi Rankine

KATANAK is back to tickle our earholes, and this time they're bringing a whole punch-bowl of party rocking guitar to back up Dylan Cattanach's crooning vocals.


'Pinch Grip' showcases an evolution from KATANAK's patented smooth & groovy sound, into a grittier guitar-driven beat bonanza. Contrasting his last release - the beautiful duet, 'Sunday' with Joolz - this latest track explores a much more visceral dimension, harking back to classic pop-punk days when Fall Out Boy and Paramore fused crunchy guitar-riff granola with honeyed vocals and ruled the airwaves.


This release comes hot off the heels of KATANAK winning the prestigious QUBE Effect Prize, with the winner granted the opportunity to record & mix a single with ARIA award-winning record producer Dr Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold. 'Pinch Grip' is the love-child of this legendary alliance, and you can really hear the incredible depth and quality of sound production when you listen to the fruit of their labour.


"I wrote Pinch Grip after watching a friend fall under the spell of someone who wouldn’t commit to a relationship but wasn’t willing to let them go. The nature of the relationship was compelling from an outsider's point of view and the guitar driven track emphasises the backwards and forwards of the key players. Pinch Grip is a favourite for the crowd and to play live at my gigs. I’ve got this awesome guitar intro that is dirty, throbbing and just sets the tone. It’s just a lot of fun with energy to burn." - says KATANAK

Whether you're rolling around on your skateboard, going hard at a party, or just looking for a bangatang to spice up your life and raise your friend's eyebrows, 'Pinch Grip' delivers in abundance and offers a curious glimpse into the future of KATANAK's sound. 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. Whether you're feeling like a throwback to So Fresh Hottest Hits of 2007, or 2021, KATANAK has got your back with this ode to the indie pop-punk glory days.


KATANAK has announced tour dates throughout Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in support of the new single throughout September and October, with more dates to be announced.


KATANAK 'Pinch Grip' Gig Dates

Tickets here

September 3 | QUT La Boite Theatre w/ Duck Egg Blue

October 30 | Lefty’s, BRISBANE w/ Dorah Jacson, SwimsuitIssue, Big Blue Eyes, Mon-sters Up North, Ben Tenison plus more

November 28 | Solbar, SUNSHINE COAST w/ Swimsuit Issue, Others TBA

More dates coming soon



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