Kid Confucius

Kid Confucius

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Seven-piece Sydney band Kid Confucius boldly go where only few groups have gone before: they deftly bridge the gap between old school soul and rock n roll, creating in the process, a unique live band sound of their own.

Biography

Forming in 2001 the many members of Kid C came together from all over Australia’s east coast. The band’s immediate dancefloor-friendly sound and natural stage presence earned them a good local fan base and reputation within only a couple of years on the local live scene. Having performed hundreds of shows by 2004, many to sell-out crowds, the band finally recorded its first album, Kid Confucius, which was released in 2005, receiving critical acclaim and solid play on TV and radio. The band also scored a spot on the hallowed Splendour In The Grass festival.

Throughout 2005 and 2006 Kid C toured relentlessly, stopping only to record an epic second album, Stripes, which received no less than 4-star reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone and many major Australian publications. Released in early 2007, the album still serves as Australia’s first and only original soul record, channeling Marvin Gaye, Kanye West and The Beatles. The band took its unique brand of soul music around the country a few more times in 2007, including appearances at several big festivals in the 07/08 summer, including Homebake and Summerdayze.

In 2008 the boys took their first break in 6 years, only to return to the studio within months with new songs, a new lead guitarist and a whole new sound. They were, essentially, a whole new band. The latest album, The Let Go, announced Kid C’s new, rock-fuelled intentions while also re-affirming the band’s ability to create a soul sound all of its own. The album launched with a MySpace Australia exclusive listening session as well as the iTunes Single Of The Week for "Darling, I Need Ya", and it also helped earn the band an invitation to SxSW in March 2009.

Kid Confucius are releasing a Special Edition of The Let Go which includes a bonus material – remixes, previously unreleased studio tracks and videos. This special edition celebrates the release of the new single ‘Big Black Cloud’ – a relentless rock-fuelled gospel spiritual. The track embodies the new Kid Confucius: guitars up front, drums roomy and dirty, horns distorted, vocals unbridled and overdriven. Overall the band hopes The Let Go will be to Garage Soul, what Stripes was to classic 70s Soul – a successful reinvention that entices a whole new group of fans to join the band’s already strong fan base.

For more info, videos and pics go to:
http://www.kidconfucius.com
http://www.myspace.com/kidconfucius

Lyrics

Good Luck

Written By: A. Guirguis

Good luck with all your smoking
I hope you smoke yourself
Into some better days
Into some better days
Let’s go out and drink every weekend
And go around and conversate with Nothing good to say
I got nothing good to say, like...
Good girls don’t come for nothing
They’ll take my heart, my soul,
My mind and all my days
All my precious days
Across the room, can you tell what I’m thinking?
From all the way across the room Can you tell that I’m OK?
Can you tell that I’m OK?

For all I know You could be the one
To make my heart feel some...
Something more than every other feeling

Fool for love, I’ve fallen for many
Any day and any night and
For every kind of girl
For every kind of girl
Pull the petal, she loves me,
She loves me not
What've I got to do so that you’ll let Me in your world?
Please let me in your world

For all I know You could be the one
To make my heart feel some...
Something more than every other feeling

Good luck with all your loving
I hope you love so much
Your heart begins to break
Your heart begins to break
So I go out and drink every weekend
And go around and conversate with Nothing good to say
I got nothing good to say

For all I know You could be the one
To make my heart feel some...
Something more than every other feeling

Pull the petal, she loves me,
She loves me not

Caroline

Written By: B. Denaro

It was chemistry from day one
CArbon, ARgon, Oxygen, LIthium,
NEon, NEon,
NEon, NEon,
CArbon, ARgon, Oxygen, LIthium,
NEon, NEon

I write equations
And lose all my patience
But I know I was wasting my time
When you came and changed all the signs

It was chemistry from day one
CArbon, ARgon, Oxygen, LIthium,
NEon, NEon,
NEon, NEon,
CArbon, ARgon, Oxygen, LIthium,
NEon, NEon

I write equations
And lose all my patience
But I know I was wasting my time
When you grabbed the pen
Pushed me aside
Yeah, you came and changed all the signs

Caroline, throwing out my textbooks
Putting a match to all the things I've tried
Oh-oh, throwing out my textbooks
Putting a match to all the things I've tried

It was chemistry from day one
CArbon, ARgon, Oxygen, LIthium,
NEon, NEon,
NEon, NEon,
CArbon, ARgon, Oxygen, LIthium,
NEon, NEon

Big Black Cloud

Written By: A. Guirguis / B. Denaro

Look out, the fire, the fire below
Look out, the fire, the fire below
Look out, the fire, the fire below
There’s one in your belly and the other way down low

Catch the water falling from the sky
Catch the water that’s falling from the sky
Catch the water falling from the sky
Put it in a cup and don’t you let your tongue get dry

A big black cloud
Chased me ‘round
I pulled it down, and threw it on the fire
Let it burn!

Dig that hole til your hand’s down to the bone
Dig that hole til your hand’s down to the bone
Dig that hole til your hand’s down to the bone
Dig up all the earth and you can call that dirt your home

Catch the water falling from your eyes
Catch the water falling from your eyes
Catch the water falling from your eyes
Put ‘em in a bucket and just throw them at the sky

A big black cloud
Chased me ‘round
I pulled it down, and threw it on the fire
Let it burn!
The dirt and dust
I held it, just
Just long enough to throw it on the fire
Let it burn!

Look out, the fire, the fire below
Look out, the fire, the fire below
Look out, the fire, the fire below
There’s one in your belly and the other way down low

Catch the water falling from the sky
Catch the water falling from the sky
Catch the water falling from the sky
Put it in a cup and don’t you let your tongue get dry

A big black cloud
Chased me ‘round
I pulled it down, and threw it on the fire
Let it burn!
The dirt and dust
I held it, just
Just long enough to throw it on the fire
Let it burn!

Discography

Kid Confucius - The Let Go LP
Brighton Boulevard Records/Inertia 2008
*This album saw a radical shift in the bands sound and a new line-up attracting new fans in the public and music media, garnering strong reviews and national radio and television play.

Kid Confucius - Stripes LP
Brighton Boulevard Records/Inertia 2007
(Produced by Buchman)
*The highly acclaimed sophomore album has been receiving rave reviews as well as great rotation on radio and exposure on TV. Features tracks mixed by Russell "The Dragon" Elevado (The Roots, D'Angelo, Dandy Warhols) at Electric Lady Studios, NYC.

Kid Confucius - Closer EP
Brighton Boulevard Records/Inertia 2006
(Produced by Buchman)

* This single/EP includes the first two singles for the sophomore album for Kid Confucius 'Stripes' released in Australia in early 2007.
* Both singles and video clips have already received high rotation airplay.

Kid Confucius - Kid Confucius LP
Brighton Boulevard Records/Inertia 2005
(Produced by Buchman)

* Kid Confucius debut album was critically acclaimed and garnered high rotation radio play nationally for the singles 'Words' and 'Skintight'. Both singles music videos also received regular play on Channel V and MTV.

Set List

Kid Confucius sets are typically 1 to 1.5 hours long and consist of all original music.

Below is an example set:
Good Luck
Play A Part
Darling I Need Ya
Curiosity Killer
Morning J
Moment
Mister
Big Black Cloud