Katharticus head south on a rock'n'roll mission

KATHARTICUS: Prog-rock marauders.
KATHARTICUS: Prog-rock marauders.

Dunedin alternative band Katharticus cross the border next weekend for what they hope will be the forerunner of regular southern incursions.

They're a three-piece group, known for their mix of catchy rock tunes and progressive rock instrumentals, led by the guitar heroics of Mike Wingfield.

Their first album featuring the singles Kiss Me K8 and Mouvery Shuffle was Album of the Week on Kiwi FM. The band is preparing to record a second album.

Katharticus say their favourite things are "good coffee, strange cats, loud amplifiers and playing music (which is helpful)". For the Riverton gig next Saturday a minibus will run from the Invercargill central city, leaving at 7pm and 7.30pm and returning at midnight and 1am.

Book with promoter Ben Vidgen on 022 1954 323 or get your $10 tickets at Tuatara cafe.


Katharticus at the Riverton Sound Shell, Saturday, December 8, $10, starts 8pm. Transport available. Catlin's Cafe, Owaka, Sunday, December 9, 4pm-7pm.

The Southland Times