A five-piece formed in Canterbury in Kent in 2016, Kavanagh are the epitome of unsigned, DIY Rock’n’Roll. With a fearsome live rep, they have won two national Battle of the Bands competitions and have toured all across the UK. Now based in Brighton they have just released their new track Citizen 202. The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the new music as well as plans for the rest of 2021.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Citizen 202?

We’ve been getting some great feedback, and it’s only been out for a few days! We’ve had a couple of spins on BBC radio already and we’re really pushing to get featured on Radio X. It’s been great fun, we’re really flattered that people like it.

TF: How would you sum up this track in one sentence?


TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

We recorded three more singles with Mike Bennett that are all due for release this year. Mike really knows his stuff and his worked with some big names like Ian Brown, The Specials, Fat White Family etc, so it was great fun to work with him on the four tracks. We can’t wait to share them with everyone! And then we want to gig like we’ve never gigged before! We’re really missing being in front of a crowd! So yeah, more releases and a load of gigs!…hopefully.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

Ooooh that’s hard…we’ve played pretty much every where there is in Kent, and we’re slowly making our way through Brighton too. There are some brilliant venues dotted about. There used to be a place in Canterbury called Club Burrito, and we loveddd it there. We used to play most weeks! But that closed…hahah. It had a great atmosphere, and we’d get tonnes of free food and booze! Pretty good for skint students….but that’s probably why it went bust! Our eyes are firmly on Brighton now, a headline show at the Brighton Dome would probably be the dream…