Trust the Impact
Kaikoura are a five piece alternative rock band based in the northeast of England. Formed in the November 2005 they have worked continuously and have played with established bands such as Hidden in Plain View, Humanzi, Battle, Keiko, This Familiar Smile, Klay, Kubichek, Blood Brothers and Adzuki This is their debut E.P. released 2007. They will also be preview tracks available to listen to online via streaming on the myspace page. Despite trends or fads around them Kaikoura endeavor to create music which passionately reflects them and their attitude. 'Nothing could prepare us for the energy blast that emanated from the stage the moment they kicked into the first song.' - Taco, Cert 18 'This energy ran through the audience fast and left everyone twitching like they'd been rather unceremoniously touched in a friendly way by the duracell bunny.' - Yorkshire Post 'kaikoura are definitely worth checking out' - Keir Waugh, Northern Echo TRUST THE IMPACT. EP Review 'With it's intense thrashing and staccato screams, the blistering barrage of opening track 'Trust the Impact' proves the perfect introduction to the debut EP of the same name from UK alternative hardcore band Kaikoura. Animated, absorbing and unfaltering in it's energy from start to finish, the EP epitomises the bands dedication to saying something meaningful and with passion, regardless of the fads or trends that seem to dictate so much of today's music scene. The drumming of Ross Lambert is precision incarnate, mirrored perfectly in it's skill by the equally addictive fretworking of guitarists Jonathan Douglas, Kyle Stubzi and Jonny Rob on bass, layered seamlessly track after track and made all the more compelling by vocalist Benjamin Mitchell, making this a five-piece of unquestionable talent. By far the freshest, most dynamic and vibrant sound on the scene right now, you'd be hard-pressed to find any other current band who epitomise the fury of intense live energy that Kaikoura achieve, and to find this on a debut EP is surely the beginning of something very special indeed.' -Rachel BBC York & Black Velvet magazine.