Premiere: Kool Stuff Katie release video for Hard Girl To Know

Oh, this is good. This is really good. Portland Oregon duo Kool Stuff Katie, aka Shane Blem and Saren Oliver, make this kind of primal garage punk/blues that infects your ears and almost bursts out through your chest, its that exciting.

Amazing really then that it was their first attempt at collaborative songwriting. Taken from their self titled album, which you can pick up here, it bursts into life with this sort of Strokes riff and girl group backing vocals, before racing off again into this sort of buzzy, primal blues. It’s rocky terrain out there in Kool For Katie-land, but the speed and commitment which they tackle it only makes for great excitement in a song the pair describe as being like that thing where you ask yourself “Have you ever met a girl that drives you absolutely crazy?  You can’t stop thinking about her? ” Thats what its about.

We’re premiering the video here on Backseat Mafia today, which the band say is “Set against the backdrop of an abandoned mill, this video features fast cuts and unique angles to highlight the fun and easy interactions between Shane and Saren, as well as Kool Stuff Katie’s signature style: casual yet electrifying.”

Quite. Get over to the bands soundcloud to get hold of it for nothing too.
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