Dublin trio Kate’s Party don’t feature a member called Kate. OK, now that’s out of the way, we can move on to listening to the first single off their debut album Hollow, due out on March 29. Sarah and Niamh started out as an acousitc-playing duo, before adding Fiach to the fold. Their sound isn’t a difficult one to pin down: the press release says they drew on “great influence from pop punk bands particularly from the 90s”, and goes on to add No Doubt and Smashing Pumpkins to the list of influences. And then it adds that they supported Wheatus. But enough about that. ‘Welcome To Seahaven’ is what you might expect to follow from that lineage, a power-chord heavy three-minute pop-punk number. But the lyrics stand out: “The only time we broke the rules was under the light in your room,” they sing, later adding, curiously that “manipulation wasn’t my intention”. Hollow was recorded at the Hive studios and produced by Enemies guitarist Eoin Whitfield. It’s released on March 29, and Kate’s Party with launch it at the Grand Social that evening, with support coming from Women’s Christmas.