Founder of the sub genre ‘Fuck-you Soul’, Kate Bond is a Yorkshire girl, born and bred in Bradford, whose musical influence comes from her punk-rocker mum and Jazz musician dad. Growing up she always wanted to be a singer, so much so she often dressed up as Lady Gaga on non-uniform days and performed emotional renditions of poker face at the local fait.
Kate Bond is BBC introducing’s tip for 2022 and the live lounge session of her debut single Beauty Sleep featured on BBC Radio 1’s best of 2021 introducing show. ‘Seeping with the mind-stroking tendencies of neo-soul soundscapes, the track swells with sparkling synths and vintage reverbs — marrying old-school soul and modern pop in a unique partnership. Totally unafraid to stride clear of the status quo, “We Just Want To Be Loved” is an angsty exploration of women’s true desires — making for a difficult-to-hear yet beautifully poignant effort.’ – WONDERLAND MAGAZINE
“When I heard this song, it stopped me in my tracks. Absolute top tier!”- Gemma Bradley, BBC Radio 1 (Beauty Sleep by Kate Bond)
“Such a powerful tune”- Emily Pilbeam, BBC Radio 6 music (Yasmine by Kate Bond)
“What a bloody banger”- her mum