Spotlight Kid - New Music "Introducing"

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I've flirted with Spotlight Kid for a while before I finally caught up with them with two gigs in July / August, I was left suitably impressed by the dynamic sound of the Nottingham six-piece. Shimmering guitars, beautiful boy/girl harmonies, a perfect combination of shoegaze noise and melody.

I've labelled this as an "Introducing" post but Spotlight Kid aren't a band that will need introducing to everyone, they released an album 'Departure' in 2006 and after a hiatus followed it with releases in 2009 and 2010. Forward to 2011 and they've found some momentum, a support slot with The Joy Formidable at Koko in May and a Guardian New Band of the Day feature a couple of weeks back, there's a new album imminent too, it's called 'Disaster Tourist' and will be released through Tri-Tone/PIAS on Oct 17th (Digital) and Nov 14th (Physical).

Lead-single "Forget Yourself In Me" is fantastic, delivered at blistering pace it offers a euphoric headrush of driving drums, angry guitars and ethereal vocals, it, like every Spotlight Kid track I've heard so far, commands to be played loud, very fucking loud. The album version of "All Is Real" cloaks Katty Heath's tender vocal harmonies in fuzzy layers of overdriven guitar, my favourite though is "Haunting Me", at six minutes in length it never feels over long, dual vocals, pounding drums and wall of sound guitars progress to a celestial combination of glistening soundscapes and sweeping melodies. The album promises to be something special.

Spotlight Kid head out on a UK tour in October including a date at Hoxton's Underbelly on October 21st - full dates can be found here. You can purchase their previous album and EP via bandcamp now.

 Spotlight Kid - Forget Yourself In Me
Spotlight Kid - Haunting Me
Spotlight Kid - All is Real