Following 'Pray On Me' (Kerrang Radio & XFM 'Single of the Week') and 'Heart Rested With You' (Zane Lowe's 'Next Hype') comes the third single from Kill It Kid's 'Feet Fall Heavy' album. 'Wild & Wasted Waters' forms half of a new AA single together with a brand new non-album cut 'All To Me' on the flip - released through OLI on 28th November. And a non-stop touring itinerary that would shame Dylan continues apace with more dates announced for October & November including a Music Week 'Breakout' show at Proud on 9th November (see below).
More UK dates announced for November!
Nov 09 - Music Week 'Breakout', Proud Galleries, Camden
Nov 22 - Academy 2, Birmingham (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 23 - Cockpit, Leeds (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 25 - Tokyo, Lincoln (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 26 - 53 Degrees, Preston (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 27 - Old Fire House, Bournemouth (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 28 - Bodega Social, Nottingham (With Little Barrie)
Nov 29 - Electric Ballroom, Camden (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 30 - King Tuts, Glasgow (headliner)
The acclaimed new album 'Feet Fall Heavy' takes from influences as diverse as The Carter Family, Queens of The Stone Age and Woody Guthrie, pitching the band as a new breed of all-electric bluesmen: Brutal guitar movements and smashing pianos (quite literally) are braced by the unmistakable pounding of Marc Jones (drums) and Adam Timmins (bass) while Stephanie Ward's bitter croon on songs such as 'Dark Hearted Songbird' and Chris Turpin's roar on 'Wild and Wasted Waters' leave one in doubt as to the band's intensions.
The band spent 10 short days in the studio aided and abetted by Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Grace Jones, Florence & The Machine), shirking traditions and pushing the band into new sonic territory - realised through 1950s American catalogue guitars and broken ten watt amplifiers, interspersed throughout with samples of Alan Lomax field recordings.
Broadly, the 'spirit of the times' is the core theme of the album - distilled from Turpin's experience of hearing the sound of crowds spilling out of the local club into the street beneath his room. Drunken fighting, screaming and the cries of revellers are pitted against the hissing 1920s Alan Lomax field recordings emitting from his record player, the juxtaposition inspiring an apocalyptic, discordant note in his mind that is carried over into the music here.
Kill It Kid is: Chris Turpin (lead vocals/guitars/harmonica), Stephanie Ward (lead vocals/piano), Marc Jones (drums/percussion) and Dom Kozubik [bass]