Indie Rock Heroes From the 'Shire
Striding from the fields, forests and obscure towns of Devon, The Kabins assault the eyes, ears (and noses) of their audience with their aggressive, catchy, and rich sound.
Conceived as a pipe dream by schoolmates Elliott Plance (Guitar) and Todd Gilronan (Vocals), the Kabins took form when the baby of the band Freddie Clarke (Bass) roped himself and the effortlessly attractive Fe Randall (Drums) into joining the fold in 2022.
They took the county by storm, selling out their first venue and continuing to rampage across and beyond Devon, taking no prisoners and leaving no surface sterile. Later in 2023, the foursome claimed their newest victim, Alex Turner (Guitar). No, not that one.
Despite their unbreakable bond, when looking for creative inspiration the Kabins walk different paths. While some revel in the glory of classic Britpop and Rock greats, such as Oasis, The Stone Roses, and Blur, Others prefer more contemporary Indie Rock and Bedroom Pop, worshipping bands like Hers. Also acknowledged are Shoegaze and Alternative Rock.
After their inception, the band released a demo EP ‘Beehive Sessions’ (Sept 2022) to national acclaim. After featuring on national radio shows like the BBC, the band embarked on a UK tour, playing at legendary cultural venues like The Attic (Glasgow) and The Fleece (Bristol), each gig drawing more fans than the last.
Fuelled by the buzz of progress, in February 23, the band went on to release their first studio single - ‘Leave Me Alone’ which adhered to a more aggressive, punk influenced sound. Their latest release 'Warm Up (Stay For A While)' came out in June 23, was recorded and engineered by R&K Systems and then mixed & mastered by the legendary Pete Marten Music.
Their latest release is another song from their forthcoming album - “Who Am I To Dream”, which was released on November 22nd 2023. Again, this was recorded & engineered by R&K Systems and then mixed & mastered by the legendary Pete Marten Music.
Despite all fighting their own personal and shared battles, The Kabins are keeping their momentum – playing often and working towards their debut album.
Review From The Rainbow Gig in Birmingham, Spring Tour 2023;
"The next band to take the stage was The Kabins. Their performance was incredibly entertaining both visually and to listen to. The group’s chemistry was unmatched, engaging excellently with each other and the crowd, The Kabins illuminated their strong bond. Their sound is reminiscent of early Arctic Monkeys’ work, especially with the way that the lead singer embraces his natural accent. This was the band's first ever show in Birmingham, and they left the crowd with a great first impression; we hope to see them in the city again soon." Mani Bawa altescape.wixsite.com
Gig Review; The King of Clubs Ottery St Mary;
"The Kabins first played with us in April 2022 and their debut show was a capacity sold-out show. The whole community comes out to see them and they have been so popular that they have helped launch every band they have playing with them. They are totally natural on stage, like they have been born to be performers. There have been a lot of laughs along the way too and it has ben really satisfying to see them before they were even a band and to see them develop into a viable live act" David Knox, Promoter, the King of Clubs
Review From King of Clubs Punters;
"For a local new up and coming young band, these guys are amazing. They write and play their own songs as well as covers by bands such as catfish, stone roses, the Libertines etc. Their first gig was sold out!!!! Feedback has been so amazing. They are currently trying to sort out events to get out there for people to hear them. They are travelling to Cheltenham to play at the Frog and Fiddle on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May and back again for Friday night 6th April at The Exeter Chiefs for a private event. More dates to follow. Watch this space. Please follow and support this superb band when you can. You won't regret it.!!!!" Susan Brady