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Genres Alternative rock, alternative country
Years active 2005 (2005)–2008 (2008)
Labels Carrot Top Records
Associated acts The Mekons, The Ex
Members Jon Langford, Kat Ex

KatJonBand was a collaborative musical project between Jon Langford (guitarist for British band the Mekons) and Kat Ex (drummer for Dutch band the Ex). After collaborating on and off for decades, Langford and Ex decided to write and record songs together in 2004 after Langford performed at one of the Ex's live shows in Amsterdam. They debuted the project in 2005, touring Germany and Austria, before recording 10 songs together and releasing them as KatJonBand's eponymous debut album in 2008.[1]

KatJonBand (2008)[edit]

Studio album by KatJonBand
Released September 23, 2008 (2008-09-23)
Genre Alternative country, folk rock
Label Carrot Top Records

KatJonBand released their only album, also called KatJonBand, on September 23, 2008, on Carrot Top Records.

Professional ratings
Review scores
The A.V. ClubB+[2]
Daily Herald(positive)[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[3]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[4]
Spin5/10 stars[5]
  1. Do You?
  2. Albion
  3. Limbo
  4. Machine Gun & The Ugly Doll
  5. Conquered
  6. Bad Apples
  7. Crackheads Beware
  8. Moonscape
  9. Hey You Don't Love Me
  10. Red Flag


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "KatJonBand Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Bahn, Christopher (23 September 2008). "KatJonBand". AV Club. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Kelly, Jennifer (14 October 2008). "KatJonBand". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Katjonband". Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Young, Jon (13 October 2008). "KatJonBand Review". Spin. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Pizek, Jeff (24 September 2008). "KatJonBand's ragged sound belies months of effort". Daily Herald. Retrieved 1 June 2014.