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PUNK ROCKERS, THE KIDS, SUPPORTING L A GUNS AROUND AUSTRALIA

| 15 April 2018 | Reply

PUNK ROCKERS, THE KIDS, SUPPORTING L A GUNS AROUND AUSTRALIA

PLUS – RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SCHOOL, AND DEBUT ALBUM, “I JUST WANNA BE HAPPY”

Sydney teenage punks, The Kids, have come crashing into 2018 like their lives depended on it. Last month the band released their first single, School, to the praise of Australia’s punk and hardcore media and scored a spin on Triple J’s Short Fast Loud!

The band recently had the honour of opening for Guns N Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed at his jam-packed album launch show at Frankie’s Pizza in Sydney, their frenzied energy captivating the crowd who were all easily twice their age!

That raw, unbridled energy was also captured on film and has been transformed into a music video for The Kids’s first single, School.

The Kids – School – music video

Armed with this clip and a fast-growing fan-base, The Kids are preparing to release their debut album, I Just Wanna Be Happy in May.

In support of the album, they will open the inaugural Meltdown Festival at The Bald Face Stag in Sydney on Saturday May 19 AND have just been confirmed as the national opener for hard rock legends LA Guns on their 7-date tour of Australia and New Zealand!

ABOUT THE KIDS

The Kids are led by their extremely busy top drummer, Jagger Alexander, and at just 15 years of age he is already in three professional bands (The Kids, Moon and New Trends). Jagger has honed his life experiences writing their entire debut album I Just Wanna Be Happy, produced by Steve Balbi and set for release via Golden Robot Records in May 2018.

The Kids have already supported a slew of top Aussie and international acts and have taken the stage from Frankies and The Cherry Bar all the way to LA’s famous Whisky A Go-Go! With influences ranging from Nirvana, RATM, Bad Brains, all the way back to Black Flag, The Descendants and the Pistols, The Kids re-interpret punk rock for a new generation, making it their own in the process!

SCHOOL

Do you remember when you were 16? It was you against the world ‘cause the world was against you. Being a kid in today’s world is harder than ever before. Social and family pressures, the expectations of your teachers and your peers, the fallout from a selfie gone wrong…it’s a jungle out there and only kids understand. That’s where The Kids step in to take over. Taking all those things that make teenage life difficult, wrapping them up in a ball of punk fuelled rage and spitting them back at the world that created them.

With influences taken directly from the original punk-rock of the early 80’s and 90’s, The Kids channel their teenage angst through rough and ready riffs, massive drums and vocals that are the voice of a generation trying to be heard and finally understood.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a band as loud and abrasive as this wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Teens are angry and The Kids play angry music. Songs about girls, broken homes, school, the search for happiness, people and shitty situations.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

FOLLOW THE KIDS
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/thekidspunkrock/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekidspunkrock/

Shane

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