KatsüK is an earth-punk-folk-rock group, actively defying genre and creating deeply impact-full works of art with emotive substance, both timeless and without border. It is a group of “limitless energy” and potential, fusing world sounds with classic rock grandiosity, catchy pop melodies and conscious lyrics. With a live theatrical atmosphere reminiscent of early Floyd and Zeppelin, it is an experience that will leave one moved, energized and reflective.
KatsüK came into being in 2008 when Daniel Katsük left the mountains of Colorado behind for his home state of Texas. Soon thereafter he met producer/guitarist Jeff Dahlgren, well known for his work with world-renowned French singer Mylene Farmer. Together with a little help from their friends, KatsüK has just released a 15 track sonic horizon called Zero Point, a highly anticipated follow up to KatsuK’s first album, Out In The Wind (2008). After two years in the studio, what has emerged is an epic recording that spans multiple genres and passionately relays the fire of trials and accomplishment, teaching and learning. It is an album that is quickly moving to be one of the strongest efforts to come out of the North Texas music scene in years.
Based out of Ft. Worth, TX, KatsüK has shared the stage with such esteemed and varied acts as Colin Hay (Men At Work), Fever In The Funkhouse, Sister 7, Patrice Pike, Cowboy Mouth, Guy Forsyth, Spoonfed Tribe, Brave Combo, Railroad Earth, Kan’Nal, Ian Moore and many others. The band has also been featured in several festivals including NX35, Funkytown Fall Festival, Dreamtime, Rock The Republic, Deep Ellum Arts Fest, Earth Dance, Heaven On Earth Festival, and many more.
KatsüK has received repeated nods from the annual FW Weekly Music Awards, including a 2012 nomination for “Best Rock” group, 2011 “Best Live Band” and a 2010 nomination for “Song of the Year” for “Cut the Cord” off KatsüK’s 2010 E.P. Skeleton Key. Previous awards include “Best Acoustic/Folk Group” (2008), “Artist of the Year” (2005), “Best Acoustic Band” (2005), and “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” (dallasmusic.com, 2001). Along with many additional nominations by FW Weekly over the years, the track “Evergreen” from 2008’s Out in the Wind was recently chosen as one of the top ten songs of the last decade. The music of KatsüK has also been featured in the television shows Dragonball Z, Case Closed, and Full Metal Alchemist (all appearing on Cartoon Network), and Daniel also utilizes his voice as an anime actor. As such, he has appeared on many popular shows including Spiral, Dragonball & Dragonball Z, Yu-Yu Hakusho, Kiddy Grade, Full Metal Alchemist, Grappler Baki, Case Closed, Samurai 7, Lupin the 3rd, Burst Angel, Desert Punk, Trinity Blood, Speed Grapher, Sakura Wars and more. [+]