Gallagher-tested, Gallagher-approved, This Feeling have been a mainstay in promoting the latest indie bands from around the UK for years. They've tipped, among many others, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Blossoms, helping them reach as many people as possible with their career-firing tours.
In February, they lended us their expertise in the newest of the new in indie, publishing their annual 'Big In' list with us. Now, here, you'll find one of those bands spotlighted every week. Get to know them a bit better and have a listen to their latest tune. This week, it's The Katuns!
Describe yourselves in 5 words
Fast driven guitar indie rock.
Who are your favourite This Feeling bands chosen for Big In this year?
We have a few favourite bands playing in Big In '21 including Dead Pony, Gallus, Hayley Mary and Stanleys.
Favourite album from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and recent?
60s: Rubber Soul by The Beatles
70s: Never Mind The Bollocks, Heres The Sex Pistols by The Sex Pistols
80s: Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears
90s: Nevermind by Nirvana,
00s: Is This It? by The Strokes,
Recent: Thats The Spirit by Bring Me The Horizon
What inspired you to start a band?
We were inspired to start bands at high school, listening to other bands we loved and seen we wanted to do that someday.
What's your favourite part of performing live?
Our favourite part of performing live is the audience; playing for people who want to hear our songs is amazing.
Tell us about your latest release.
Our latest release is our debut single ‘Friend Like You’, which tells the story of having a friend who you have feelings for but unsure how to tell them, the song is driven by fast and addictive guitar riffs.
What do you have coming up?
We have single two which will be released soon, and acoustic livestream gigs with various music pages which we will be promoting very soon. New single date TBC!