Often mistaken for a British fashion phenomenon, The Kate Effect is in fact a band. Hailing from Zürich, Switzerland, the band plays a combination of Melodic Death Metal and Thrash Metal with the occasional sprinkle of Hardcore. Founded in 2011, the band adopted a name inspired by both Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge and a fair bit of nonsense and went on to play several local shows. As of 2022, The Kate Effect still consists of the Lukas Villiger (vocals), Martin „März“ Kubli (guitars), Marco „Rada“ Radamonti (guitars) and Pascal Maurer (drums).