New Release: Kosoti – ‘Gone Too Far’


“Kosoti play the kind of folk/pop which is underpinned by the kind of song-writing nous that is really going to get people sitting up and taking notice.” 

“If you like your music creative and atmospheric with strong vocal harmonies this is the band for you.”

Kosoti are a fresh, upcoming & unsigned, five piece folk/pop group from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in the north-east of England.

After undergoing brain surgery and having a near death experience in 2013, lead singer and songwriter Allan Hyslop realised he needed to treasure every moment of his life by doing what he loved most, writing and performing music.

 Allan explains,

Kosoti is the result of a few musicians and friends getting together to write songs and enjoy each other’s company. It started about eighteen months ago when a change in personnel gave us the impetus to try something different from what we’d previously been doing. The sound emerged and we knew there was something special being born…”

Comprising members Allan Hyslop, Christos Worsley, George Hutton, Paul Holdsworth, and Seth Tinsley, the band plays music that doesn’t fit in any one genre – it’s a blend of folk, pop and rock. In short, their genre is Kosoti. The band was put together by Dublin-born Allan Hyslop and Christos Worsley, who had previously been members of Newcastle band, Waiting For Volkaerts.

The new single ‘Gone Too Far’, released 27 April, was produced by Adrian Hall and follows the success of 2014’s ‘Bark and Sticks’ which saw widespread airplay for the band.  ‘Gone Too Far’ is a laid back track with sensitive yet powerful overtones and a rousing chorus mourning a relationship that has gone awry.

Having already performed sessions for BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Metro Radio in their short career, ‘Gone Too Far’ is set to take the band to an even larger fan-base who are drawn to Kosoti’s beautiful vocal harmonies which are very much their trademark.

See Kosoti on tour:

Friday 15.05.15 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton (venue TBC)
Tuesday 19.05.15 – The Cluny 2, Newcastle Upon Tyne (with special guests Lake Malawi)
Saturday 27.06.15 – Northumberland Live Festival, The Links, Blyth.
Sunday 12.07.15 – Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Tynemouth, UK

You can find Kosoti online on their website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on YouTube. To buy Kosoti’s music, visit the “sounds” page on their website.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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