Something For Kate

In 2014, Something for Kate – Paul Dempsey, Clint Hyndman and Stephanie Ashworth – celebrate their 20th year with the biggest and most ambitious shows of the bands career to date; their entire back catalogue reissued on vinyl, deluxe CD and iTunes; the screening of a short film tracing their 20 year evolution; and the release of a book ‘Paper Trail’, a visual history of the bands’ career.

Together these four elements - a July/August national tour, a July 4 catalogue re-issue, film and book release showcase the songs, visuals and aesthetic which have made Something for Kate one of the best and most consistently successful acts Australia has produced.

On July 4, every Something For Kate album will become available on vinyl in a limited edition run for the first time ever.

The ‘20 Year Anniversary Tour’ tour in July/August that accompanies these reissues is Something For Kate’s most ambitious series of performances to date, and the biggest events the band have staged. For the first time in their history, the band will play two sets each night, covering all facets of their decorated career: hits, B-sides, rarities and all points in between. Setting the tone for the evening at the beginning of every show will be a short film by Callum Preston tracing the band’s history from 1994 to the current day, whilst a companion piece, the book ‘Paper Trail’ will be on sale at all shows and through the band’s online store. At the conclusion of each show, the band will repair to the merch desk to meet fans, and sign the accumulated memories of twenty years. It’s a chance for the band to say thanks and to continue the journey in the same way it started twenty years ago – through a genuine connection between the people who write the songs and the people who listen to them. Perhaps that, more than anything, is the real reason behind a twenty-year career – connection.


To celebrate Something For Kate's 20th year, every one of their albums will become available on vinyl in a limited edition run. For the first time ever, all six Something for Kate records will be reissued (including the album, Desert Lights which has never been issued on vinyl). All Something For Kate records will be released July 4. With any ticket purchase, you're eligible to PRE-ORDER the 'Deluxe Vinyl & Ticket Package'.

The 'Deluxe Vinyl & Ticket Package' includes:

'Elsewhere for Eight Minutes' 12"

'Beautiful Sharks' 12"

'Echolalia' 12"

"The Official Fiction' 12"

'Desert Lights' 12" (previously never released on vinyl)

'Leave Your Soul To Science' 12"

Each copy will be signed by the band.

General public pre-order available, April 11 from

The 'Deluxe Vinyl & Ticket Package' is only available when you purchase your ticket. If you select this offer a confirmation email will be sent to you following your purchase. The'Deluxe Vinyl and Ticket Package' will be shipped after the onsale date, July 4. All reasonable efforts will be taken to ensure that the vinyl packs are posted out within 7 business days of the vinyl onsale date. Please allow 7 business days for postage. Approximate delivery date is July 14.

For all enquires relating to the delivery of the 'Deluxe Vinyl and Ticket Package' email:

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Adults only.

Children under 18 years of age can be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Please note that entry is entirely at the discretion of the Licensee.