Gritty rock/pop group Bastette release a brand new single Sick & Twisted this Friday and are set to play their first live gig in over 15 months in Newcastle on the same day as a way of celebration.

Dark, mysterious, and alluring, welcome to Bastette’s Sick & Twisted fantasy that draws you in and spits you out!

“Sick & Twisted summarises a toxic passionate relationship, centered around lust and mind games”, explains Bastette singer/songwriter Caroline Kenyon. “This particular relationship clouded my judgment and I forgot what normal and acceptable behaviour was. By exerting control through intimacy, it weakened my position and fulfilled that person’s desires and built their ego… they got off on it. Blackmail through intimate favours was their go to form of influence and in the end I was forced to decide what behaviour I was willing to accept. Sick & Twisted is my perspective on this fucked-up ‘situation’ and while being a tale of caution, it demonstrates that there are ways to exit toxic situations if you put your mind to it and have the necessary support”, concludes Carolyn.

Sick & Twisted is taken from Bastette’s forthcoming new EP Exposed and follows hot on the heels of previous single Talk About It. The release of the new music video is followed by Bastette’s first live in-venue show in over 15 months at Trillians, Newcastle this Friday. “We’ve actually got a real live show on Friday! We can’t wait. Playing gigs is one of the main reasons we went into music and there is no feeling like it. Since the unprecedented challenges of 2020 and beyond there have been lots of changes and hard work in the Bastette camp to be 100% ready for this new EP and when safe to do so, perform in venues with audiences ready and waiting to embrace the incredible feeling that only comes from live music!”, says Carolyn.

Bastette’s forthcoming EP Exposed was recorded at the Lounge Recording Studio in Wigan with producer Gareth Nuttall (Frank Turner). Taking influence from The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm and Starbenders, Bastette mesh sparkling rock sonics and gritty pop smarts with original songwriting that lyrically resonates with real life. Each track on the EP is laid bare with exploration of betrayal, love, sex, control, manipulation, and passion all moulded into one, but authentically asks ‘how much of it is real, and how much of it is fantasy’?

To support the release of their new music Bastette has a number of shows booked that includes a UK tour with Marisa and the Moths, plus special guest slots to Transvision Vamp legend Wendy James, and Aussie rockers Massive on a number of their UK dates!


1. Stand Back

2. Talk About It

3. Sick & Twisted

4. Rollercoaster

5. Poison

Exposed is out Friday 17th September. Pre-order it here:


23rd July – NEWCASTLE, Trillians

26th August – BLACKPOOL, The Waterloo (w/ Wendy James)

3rd September – WIGAN, The Boulevard (w/ Sam Millar)

10th September – SHEFFIELD, Rockin the Bowl (w/ Cats In Space and more!)

17th October – BLACKPOOL, The Waterloo (w/ Massive)

20th November – MANCHESTER, Rebellion (w/ Marisa and the Moths)

21st November – NEWCASTLE, Trillians (w/ Massive)

25th November – CARDIFF, Fuel (w/ Massive)

26th November – BIRMINGHAM, Engine Room (w/ Marisa and the Moths)

9th December – BLACKPOOL, The Waterloo (w/ Marisa and the Moths)

10th December – NOTTINGHAM, Rough Trade (w/ Marisa and the Moths)

11th December – BRADFORD, Nightrain (w/ Marisa and the Moths)

12th December – HULL, Old School House (w/ Marisa and the Moths)

18th December – READING, Purple Turtle (w/ Marisa and the Moths)


Caroline Kenyon – Vocals/Songwriter

Sam Newiss – Lead Guitar

Eoin Kelly – Rhythm Guitar

Paddy Duffy – Bass

Rob Hirst – Drums









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