Kill It Kid-NME Review

14 10 2009

Earlier this summer NME asked me to head down to the Spring and Airbrake and review up and coming types Kill It Kid (who were tops). A few weeks ago I also handled the review of their debut and here’s a reprint.





In many ways Kill It Kid going all 19th century on their debut is quite endearing. With the charts currently full of females foisting future sounds onto the masses, this Bath-based five-piece are bucking the trend with glee, making music for the misfits and giving us delicious little murder ballads (‘Private Idaho’) that seem more suited to a forgotten era than the day-glo obsessed 21st century. What makes the bluegrass and ragtime rhythms work is their skill at crafting a song though. The surging ‘Burst Its Banks’ is full of drama, the boy/girl duets between Chris Turpin and Steph Ward are just the right side of sweet and the stabbing fiddles and honky tonk piano parts add just the right amount of spice. Impressive stuff. Edwin McFee

DOWNLOAD: ‘Private Idaho’