The Design

The Design

 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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Are you looking for full-on rock that can punch you in the teeth one second and seduce you out of your drawers the next? Go and see The Design in concert. Then buy their newest album, Young America, go home, learn all the lyrics, teach them to your friends, and go see The Design again. And again...

Biography

The Design is a four piece rock troupe from Raleigh, North Carolina. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Kat Robichaud, The Design delivers balls-out adrenaline-fueled rock shows with just a touch of glam to gob-smacked audiences all over the US.

What critics are saying about The Design:

"If Paramore and Heart were to have a child, it would be The Design. They deliver a fun pop rock sound with a touch of old school rock! That’s got to make for an entertaining LIVE show!"-Brody-Music Director at G105 (Clear Channel)
"Robichaud has one of those powerful voices that can punch you in the teeth one second and seduce you out of your drawers the next. She gives it all in this track and the boys backing her up hold up their end extremely well too."-Victor Alfieri-Indie Music Reviewer
"...this woman is extremely hot, intelligent, and taking over the world. I strongly encourage going to see The Design."- Rebecca Cane-Coolgrrrls Online Magazine
"The Design has taken a big step forward. Their lead singer, Kat Robichaud, is no angel nor is she a chanteuse when it comes to singing. Given her prowess behind the microphone it’s doubtful she’d have any trouble taking it on. She’s somewhere in between, with a heavy dose of guttural, soul wrenching timbre combined with a knack for slipping in the explosiveness of a Broadway performer."-Brian Tucker, The WAE
"Intense, infectious, and inspiring."-Hunter Elliot-Raleigh Music Industry Association
"Kat Whitaker’s voice has enough oomph to rock a hockey arena."-Matt Wake-Metromix Greenville
"Rock's new sound."-LA Press
"The Design performs tunes that are straightforward and unironic but that deliver a palpable sense of fun."-Cape Fear Music
"Most of the time, bands are pretty good, occasionally not so much, but sometimes they turn out to be very good or even exceptional. Now and again we'll come across one that's of the kick ass variety which is to exceptional what The Hulk is to May Parker. Recently we saw a band that was of the latter sort, a Raleigh, NC group called The Design."-Chuck Cox of Spaceship Days
"An amazing bunch of guys in The Design made The Sunday Night Showcase a joy to DJ and I look forward to interviewing them again when they become rich and famous!"-Lonesamurai, The Sanitarium.FM

Achievements:
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Ourstage/ Top 10 in Funk/ April 2012/ "Sing Girl Sing"
Ourstage/ Modern Rock Winner/ January 2012/ "Young America"
Ourstage/ Top 40 in Funk/ December 2011, January 2012, February 2012/ "Sing Girl Sing"
Discmasters/ "The A List" Up and Coming Artists
Indie Overdose Winners for "Burn"/ April 2012/ Indie Music Reviewer, Atlanta, GA
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Discography

Single- "Burn" from Young America
Single- "Scream" from Young America
LP- Laziest Perfectionist (November) 2008
LP- Young America (December) 2011
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-"Burn" and "Get it Together" on rotation at 88.1 WKNC.
-"Burn", "Young Ameria", "Red Alert" streaming on Suckfreeradio.com.
-"Burn" played on ArenaCast podcast (http://arenacast.randrworld.com/)
-"Burn" played on indiemusicreviewer.com (Indie Overdose/ April)
-"Burn" played on The Show on Fire podcast
-"Burn", "Young America", "Red Alert", "It All Goes On Without You", "Sing Girl Sing" played on The Sanitarium (http://www.sanitarium.fm/)
-"Sing Girl Sing" played on Women of Substance Radio (on rotation and part of What's On My iPod show)
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