Kid Wave - New Music "Introducing"

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When you come back from The Great Escape you always later discover bands and think "Oh, I wish I'd discovered this lot a bit earlier, this is bloody excellent". This is the first time that's happened to me  (so far) this year... Kid Wave are a London based quartet whose two tracks, available for free download via Bandcamp were actually released last year but lets not worry about my overdue discovery...

You'll not hear too many better songs to introduce you than "All I Want" either, a track which thunders along with catchy lyrics, great guitar hooks and a raw energy that's bound to have you hooked within the space of four minutes. The band recently played with one of my other new band loves Sisters and you can see some similarities in the powerful sheen of their garage-pop/rock sound.

Their second track "Brimstone" is the heavier and seers with a fuzz-toned menace, a killer quagmire of noise, distortion and dizzying intensity matched by equally fiery, charged vocals; perhaps even a Stories era PJ Harvey would be proud of this...