Monday, August 22, 2011

AA Loves: Kill It Kid

Boy, oh boy am I a happy camper today. I recently got a chance to listen to Kill it Kid’s forthcoming album Feet Fall Heavy and holy crap is it good. 

Searing blues rock immediately assaults your ear drums from the album’s opening lines. Drawing heavily from the tradition of delta blues, these rockers from the U.K. have clearly been soaking in Americana culture.

With hammering piano lines, a blistering guitar, a thrumming bass, and powerful drumming, this quartet has an ample sound that punishes your speakers, but what separates Kill It Kid from other blues rock outfits like the White Stripes, Black Keys, and U.S. Royalty are their vocals. Chris Turpin and Stephanie Ward duel it out with one another in a continually escalating series of vocal confrontations that leaves bystanders bathed in raw hellfire and diesel.

Listen to “Pray On Me” below and stay tuned for their album which will be released September 19th on One Little Indian. 

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