The Criticals – “Kate Moss”


Released today, “Kate Moss” is a very catchy rocker from The Criticals, the new Nashville-based act who generated ample buzz with previous track “Homebody.” The duo of Parker Forbes and Cole Shugart meld influences that include Rolling Stones, The Strokes, and The Libertines, resulting in a sound that recalls early ’00s NYC indie-rock, with some added throwback rock appeal. The suave vocals and fleeting guitar makes for a ceaselessly infectious sound here, one that centers around the fun “why can’t I have a girl like Kate?” hook.

The band will be releasing their debut album this year, which is highly anticipated after the success of these tracks, in addition to acclaimed live performances throughout Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chattanooga — in addition to headlining festivals like FreezeFest and Spudbash in Nashville.

The track is available on all streaming platforms.

“Kate Moss” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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