London trio KOATES end a strong 2018 with their much anticipated second single, the anthemic alt-pop track ‘The Right Place’, out now. The release follows a hugely successful summer for the new band, who only released their debut track ‘Escalators’ in May, around the time they performed at The Great Escape as ‘Best Newcomer’.
‘The Right Place’ is produced by Gary Go who has worked with the likes of Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Take That, The 2 Bears and Juliette Lewis. Listen here
KOATES said: “‘The Right Place’ is based on a relationship turning toxic. One day you can experience total happiness and euphoria, the next you hit rock bottom. That constant Ping-Pong effect: fight, make up sex, fight, make up sex, is what inspired the song. Just hoping that the toxicity would disappear and you could be in good place.”
KOATES are James Coates (Vocals / Guitar), Jojo Macari (Bass / Backing Vocals) and Joe Perkins (Drums). The three friends got together as a band last year, having previously performed in various other guises. The chemistry between the band is as intoxicating as it was instant. Their knack for indelible songwriting is further enhanced by their electrifying live performances.
Having only released one single, the band have already received backing from Steve Lamacq, Radio X and BBC Introducing London, as well as selling out a series of shows at the Sebright Arms. They will return to the stage again on November 16 for a sell-out headline performance at The Lexington.