Their label Toast Hawaii, is a very small one, but that isn't
a necessarily a bad thing. There's always been a tradition
of small independant labels putting out ground breaking acts
through time. Maybe with the help from Mute will do just that
in years to come. So was Kate a fan of any small labels with
a similar story?
"Yeah I like Kitty Yo and..." At this point Kate
did start to roll out a hand full
of underground labels but sadly their names were drowned by
the noise from outside. I went on to mention 4AD who I knew
for their great artwork."I love 4AD. Kate's previous
band, Frazier Chorus were signed to them. Were there any other
labels she liked for that reason? "You had Factory with
Peter Saville and Creation are good as well y'know? I think
Mute's got a great philosophy so I guess were lucky."
With some clever people behind the scenes and the potential
for bigger things, I asked Kate what in her mind was was her
idea of success?
"I don't know? Sell out Shepherd's Bush Empire, nothing
major." She says modestly.
Ok then let's turn it around. Let's imagine you were a music
fan and that you were off to Shepherd's Bush to see the Client!
How would you perceive them and what would attract you to
Kate admits "I dunno, Id probably have the same
cynicism as everybody else in that they'd say, Oh their
just another electroclash band, hopefully people will
go in and think that 'they look a bit kinky', a bit homemade
and that people will like the interviews and the images."
Yes we like the images and the sounds too.
Interviewed by Kirit Patel 2003
All photography © Client 2003 & Kirit Patel ©