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"Kid Bombardos, I Round the Bend"

The small group of Bordeaux rising, rising...
The evidence with this very cool EP: compositions between pop, folk and garage. Melodies, singing, rhythm, arrangements, everything is full of fineness. "I round the bend", with an approach very like Strokes, passed up in rock and in acoustic, is a clear tube.
Myspace.com/kidbombardos BC. - Longueur d'ondes, July 2009 (France)


""Kid Bombardos, what a sound!""

Vinyl rock. The reputation of the Kid Bombardos from raw Bordeaux has only legitimately grown in a few years. Each time in a bar cave or in the "Festival of Humanity", everyone says: "These guys have quite a sound!", then arrives this EP, five tracks on a vinyl and for downloading, a pointillist cool catchy pop. Besides beautiful guitars, sophisticated melodies with choruses combined with a
clear voice and a true sense of the revival, it's a vivacious rock quartet. It promises for the album.
(P.Sz.) - Liberation, May 2009 (France)


Discography

- EP "I Round the Bend"
April 20 2009

SHOWS
18 nov. 2009 - Le Bataclan (1ère partie d’Eiiffel) - Paris
26 nov. 2009 - Galeries lafayette (acoustic show) - Paris
27 nov. 2009 - La Fleche d’or - Paris
28 nov. 2009 - Le Cargo (avec Macadam Club) - Caen
3 déc. 2009 - Les Bars en Trans - Le 1929 - Rennes
30 janv. 2010 - Salle des fetes - Labenne
6 févr. 2010 - La cave aux poetes - Roubaix

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Those Kid Bombardos – a family story, it seems. And what if we told you it started in the 1920s?

Young Martinelli, in garrison in Fez, Morocco, has just put on his gloves. They call him Kid Bombardos, because he’s young and he hits hard. Don’t look any further.
Bare-chested, with black shorts and long socks, he’s already in the boxing ring. On the opposite side stands the French champion of the time, glaring at him. The young Kid Bombardos merely smiles back. He rubs his gloves like one rubs his hands before a good meal.
First round. The champion whirls around him, quick as a whip – Kid Bombardos knocks him on the chin with a striking uppercut. End of the fight.

Today, his great-grandsons, Thomas, Vincent and Simon Martinelli, along with childhood friend David Loridan, have decided to enter the ring as well. But their ring is different – it’s a stage, and their gloves are two guitars, a base and a drum kit.

Armed with the same fighting yearning as their ancestor, they first started making their way through Bordeaux venues and festivals : Le Printemps de Bourges, Garorock, Francofolies of La Rochelle, Garden Nef Party in Angoulême… All the while traveling in their parents’ Renault Trafic, with their instruments stacked in the back. Soon they reached Paris, playing at La Maroquinerie, Le Point Ephémère and La Cigale – and were very much noticed when they played first act for Hushpuppies and Vampire Weekend.

The emergency of New York rock, the candor of British pop, Velvet Underground-influenced songs and an unshakable faith in what they do — their average age may only be 19, but do not be mistaken, this band is not a mere flash in the pan. It is here to stay. Besides, it has always been here. Ever since the 1920s I think…