Something for Kate are one of Australia's most consistently engaging rock bands. And as is you needed another reason to love the band even more, frontman Paul Dempsey is doing a video blog of sorts backstage on this tour where he plays an acoustic cover, shot in dodgy, gritty low-fi cinema quality.
He calls the series "Shotgun Karaoke" and the current episode #6 has to be seen to be believed.
The latest one is an acoustic version of "Aces High" by Iron Maiden. A brilliant and technically accomplished song in its own right, this is a version in which most of the technically fiddly bits are replicated within a guitar style that's not unlike that of someone like a Bert Jansch or Leo Kottke.
While Paul's vocals are a little muffled in parts, his guitar technique is simply explosive. This is goosebump stuff. Seriously.