Whatever happened to Kid Wave? I have no idea.
The band released one of the most instant albums of 2015, a real soundtrack to the summer. There was a brief promise of a comeback in early 2018 but it never materialised.
Anyway, I’ve picked Wonderlust as the billed track here but I could have picked any number of tracks from the album of the same name, a record guaranteed to improve your mood, combining a joyous blend of fuzzy guitars and swirling, catchy choruses.
It’s the sort of record you reach for over and over again as hit upon hit crosses your ears with heart-warming results. An album full of carefree abandon and blissful optimism, rushing headlong with surging guitars and galloping beats amongst Lea Emmery's heady vocals. You may not be able to see Kid Wave anymore but we can still appreciate their brief existence.
Incidentally, if you want a Kid Wave fix you’d do well to check out the sister of singer Lea, certainly an artist to follow Linn Koch-Emmery