Kate Boy

The 25 Best Pop Albums of 2015

This year was the one where pop's backstage forces stepped out from behind the scenes and took the reins. Ariel Rechtshaid bridged the gap between college radio and Top…
SPIN Staff / December 7, 2015

Review: We’ve Awaited Kate Boy’s Debut ‘One’ Since the Midnight Sun

In another universe, Kate Boy could have occupied the space currently reserved on alt-rock radio and in festival lineups for CHVRCHES. Another blacklit synth-pop now-duo,…
Andrew Unterberger / November 5, 2015

Kate Boy Trace the Timeline to Their Debut Album, Single By Single

By the time Swede-Australian synth-pop outfit Kate Boy release their neatly polished, progressively charged debut album One on November 6, more than three years will have passed since the…
Brennan Carley / November 4, 2015

Kate Boy Blend Minimalism With Fantastical in ‘Midnight Sun’ Visual

Swedish electropop three-piece Kate Boy just announced their upcoming debut album, The One, and now they've dropped a stop-in-your-tracks music video for its lead single "Midnight Sun." Lead singer…
Brennan Carley / July 28, 2015

Kate Boy Announce Debut Album ‘One’ With Pulsing ‘Midnight Sun’

Swedish electro-pop brooders Kate Boy have just announced their debut album, ONE, and it's anchored by the lead single "Midnight Sun," produced by Christoffer Berg. A…
Brennan Carley / June 26, 2015

SXSW 2015: The 21 Best Things We Saw in Austin

Now that Austin's South By Southwest is wrapped up and (nearly) out of our systems, we should take a moment to reflect on the massive…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

SPIN’s SXSW Showcase at Stubb’s: An Artist-By-Artist Recap

Those South by Southwesters who braved the elements at Stubb's yesterday were treated to gigs by nine of our favorite artists working right now, ranging…
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2015

Kate Boy Reach ‘Higher’ on Rafter-Blasting New Track

Swedish electropop titans Kate Boy have been working on their debut album for quite a while now, and the Knife descendants have just dropped "Higher," a…
Brennan Carley / March 3, 2015

Shadowy Swedish Trio Kate Boy Flirt With the Electro-Pop Abyss

The relationship between Kate Akhurst, Markus Dextegen, and Hampus Nordgren Hemlin began, like so many relationships before it, over a drink.Back in 2011, Akhurst —…
Kyle McGovern / January 29, 2014

Watch Kate Boy Vogue Dramatically in ‘The Way We Are’ Video

Kate Boy's arrival couldn't have been better timed considering the band's sonic proximity to the Knife circa Silent Shout. While their elder Stockholmies move on to…
Chris Martins / June 3, 2013

Kate Boy Tease U.S. Tour With Head-Clearing ‘The Way We Are’

Kate Boy won't quiet comparisons to fellow Swedes the Knife with their latest single, but they're right to take that as a compliment. "The Way…
Marc Hogan / May 6, 2013

Watch Kate Boy’s Beautifully Exposed ‘In Your Eyes’ Video

Stockholm's Kate Boy is quickly rising through the ranks thanks to their winning amalgam of Little Dragon pop and Knife-like dark dance. They've blessed the…
Chris Martins / March 6, 2013

Hear Kate Boy’s Radical, Rejuvenating ‘Northern Lights’ Taken by Trees Remix

"Everything we touch turns to gold," Kate Akhurst sings on Kate Boy's breakout song, "Northern Lights." For a few years in the late 2000s, that was…
Marc Hogan / January 22, 2013

Hear Kate Boy’s Synth-Sharp ‘In Your Eyes’ Cut Like the Knife

Not a whole lot is yet known about the darkly tinted electronipop act Kate Boy, except that three of them hail from Sweden, and one…
Chris Martins / November 30, 2012