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Kid Mac

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Alternative Hip Hop





Award winning musician and filmmaker, KID MAC, is heading to SXSW in 2014 and will perform tracks off Mac’s 2nd album Head Noise which recently debuted on the Australian Independent Charts at #2.

Kid Mac is currently in the middle of a national tour to celebrate the Head Noise release.

He features in this month’s Rolling Stone ‘Hot Issue’, and his album is described as: – destined to be many people’s collection of summer anthems, and “as infectious as Pnau at their most commercial”.

Channel 9 announced last week that Kid Mac’s reality doco style series “The Crew” will commence airing on the GO! Channel first week of December.

In other news, Kid Mac just got back from a Canadian tour with Mickey Avalon, as well as an exclusive performance at LA’s Playboy Mansion, and a studio session with The Black Eyed Peas Grammy winning producer, Printz Board and wrote a song together which is scheduled for release early 2014. - Australian Musician Network

"SXSW 2014 Announces Second Wave of Music Acts"

South by Southwest 2014 has confirmed many more acts scheduled to perform during the music portion (March 11-16th). Highlights include Gary Numan, Kevin Drew, EMA, Phantogram, Wye Oak, Diarrhea Planet, Black Lips, The So So Glos, Talib Kweli, Tinariwen, John Newman, Future Islands, Cerebral Ballzy, SKATERS, Esben and the Witch, Wolf Alice, James Iha, Zeus, G-Side, and Sage Francis.

These new acts join a lineup which already included London Grammar, Teengirl Fantasy, The Men, Avi Buffalo, Eliza Doolittle, Lene Lovich, Urge Overkill, Jonathan Toubin, Ume, Royal Canoe, Savoir Adore, Vockah Redu, Garland Jeffreys, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Ski Lodge, OBN III’s, and Saint Rich.

(Complete piece can be viewed via - Consequence of Sound

"KID MAC – new single BUSTIN’ DOWN THE DOOR from 2nd album HEAD NOISE"

KID MAC – new single BUSTIN’ DOWN THE DOOR from 2nd album HEAD NOISE

On the eve of Kid Mac’s second album release, ‘Head Noise’, comes the explosive first single ‘Bustin’ Down The Door’ featuring Sam Perry.

Bustin’ Down The Door will be available as a free download as of today on – August 29 - and Kid Mac will premiere the single live on Network 9’s NRL Footy Show as well as perform his track ‘Times We Had’ from his first album ‘No Man’s Land’ which is now the new theme song for the show!

Head Noise is due for release in October 18 and Mac will head out on a national album tour in Australia supporting the release – tour dates below J - but not before touring both here and in Canada with renowned rap artist Mickey Avalon, and an exclusive performance at the Playboy Mansion in Hollywood at their infamous annual Halloween party.

Proving his versatility as an award winning musician (2012 Music Oz Independent Music Awards’ Artist Of The Year) and filmmaker (Best Director and Best Cinematography for his feature Fighting Fear at this year’s prestigious AACTA’s), Mac has also had his hands full filming his reality TV show ‘The Crew’ – that follows the mad adventures of Mac and his two best mates - which enjoyed a highly successful first season on Foxtel’s Fuel TV and is currently shooting season two which will air on Network 9’s GO channel.

Kid Mac has also been picked up as one of the official Ambassadors for the elite brand Shure, joining artists such as Empire Of The Sun and The Presets. He is also an Official Ambassador for Italian sunglasses brand Kito and will launch a special Kid Mac edition of sunglasses in conjunction with the Head Noise album release.

Head Noise – a personal inward journey of the busy heart and mind - written and produced by Kid Mac, was recorded with Ryan Enright in his Bondi Beach studio on and mixed by Scott Horscroft (Silverchair, Birds of Tokyo, The Presets, The Sleepy Jackson, The Panics, Little Red) at Archangelsky Studios in Mangrove Creek. The only feature artist on the record is long time friend and tour partner, Perth based UK beat box maestro Sam Perry.

Bustin’ Down The Door – out today FREE DOWNLOAD at !
Head Noise album – Out October 18 2013

Bio, presser and new PR image (credit to - HummingBird PR Bio, presser and new PR image (credit to


Tuesday, 20th Aug 2013
With "Times We Had" being this year's theme / opening song for Channel 9's The Footy Show (NRL), Kid Mac will be performing live on the show Thurs 29th August. Mac will also be launching his new single "Bustin' Down The Door" (Ft. Sam Perry) and announcing the new album release date and tour dates on the show. Tune into Channel 9 at 8:30pm (AEST) to catch Kid Mac perform both "Times We Had" and "Bustin' Down The Door" Thurs 29th Aug. - HummingBird PR / Pistol Artist Services


Thursday, 22nd Aug 2013
Kid Mac will be dropping the lead single "Bustin' Down The Door" from his forthcoming sophomore record "Head Noise" next Thursday 29th Aug. The single features UK born, Perth-based Sam Perry, who toured with Mac on his recent Lunatic Summer tour (WA leg). The second album from Sydney-based artists Kid Mac is due for release later this year. - HummingBird PR / Pistol Artist Services

"Music on the Quicksilver Pro Webcast"

Kid Mac is an artist.

One part musician : one part filmmaker : One part very proud family man and surfer from the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Tireless, restless, connected and heavily armed with a seemingly endless creative flow, Mac is certain to keep colour and culture pouring into the world through his music, film and media projects.

Already an established musician and filmmaker, Kid Mac is staring down the barrel of what will surely be his biggest years yet, with several major projects on the boil and constant ideas for more as soon as time permits. Anyway you look at it it’s clear that this is the beginnings of an empire.

On the music front - May 2012 will see the release of Kid Mac’s debut album “No Man’s Land” for both Austra- lia and international markets. To support this release it will be back-to back-tours both headlining and support- ing for the most part of 2012.

On the movie front - November 2011 saw his second feature length cinema release (after “Bra Boys” - 2007, Australia’s highest grossing documentary), “Fighting Fear” through Mac’s production company KM MVMNT. 2012 will be devoted to the “The Crew”, a 10-part observational reality TV Show (Fuel TV), that takes up where the movie leaves off and follows the life of the two stars of the movie, Mark Matthews and Richie Vas and Kid Mac in their pursuit to reach the top of their game and have one crazy ride doing it.

Mac has already cemented himself as an established artist but in the years ahead it is very clear that his profile and the profile of those he is teamed with will gain massive exposure through his music and visual media proj- ects. We very strongly believe that the cross promotion possibilities and ability for creative co-marketing with like-minded brands are huge especially if are all talking to the same target market. As stated, we are looking for partners to share both the journey and the rewards. We whole-heartedly believe in the team approach where everyone involved shares the benefits and all come out on top. - HummingBird PR / Pistol Artist Services

"Kid Mac Lunatic No Mans Land Press"

Kid Mac
to release ‘Lunatic’ from his debut album
No Man’s Land on Halloween.
2012 has been a huge success for Kid Mac with the release of his debut album
No Man’s Land. The first single off the album ‘She Goes Off’ featuring Mickey
Avalon became a you
tube hit clocking up over 170,000 views. The video cameos
featured Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki among others.
On the eve of the sold out No Mans Land national tour, Mac won Artist Of The
Year and Best Video at the Music Oz Awards held at Sydney Opera House.
e 2
single ‘Lunatic’ will be r
eleased on October 31. Musically it has an 80’s
electronic vibe with a catchy hook coupled with witty raps, and
has been a
out crowd favo
rite at shows over recent tours. The song shows Kid Mac’s
lighter side and is a c
ollation of both personal and friends’ (guys & girls)
‘lunatic’ experiences with the obsessive side of the dating game.
Mac shot the
video in Bali and features
characters including Groupie Killer, Kill Mac,
Crazy Bride and The Innocent Girl
Mac will embark on anothe
r national tour early January. The Lunatic Tour
ates and venues to be announced
Who Is Kid Mac?
Hailing from Sydney’s south, Kid Mac has carved a name for himself in the
Australian music scene with a sound that sets
him apart from other artists. With
lyrics that capture the experiences of today’s youth, super catchy sing along
melodies, dance floor beats and a fine
tuned live presence, Kid Mac is setting
himself up to be one of Australia’s future influential figures.
Mac has spent much of the past few years in the studio writing and working
- HummingBird PR


Monday, 21st May 2012
Kid Mac’s No Mans Land tour kicks off on June 29 to celebrate the release of Mac’s highly anticipated album which was released on May 4.

Kid Mac delivered his first track off the album in April - the super punchy ‘SHE GOES OFF’ featuring US artist Mickey Avalon. She Goes Off has already clocked over 100,000 views on YouTube and features cameo’s from Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki and Sarah McLeod. The song is getting airplay on Nova nationally and MTV. It’s just a taste of what’s to come from one of Australia’s emerging talents.

“It's been a long time coming and something I have been working towards for several years. I feel like I've taken my time with it and as a result have found a sound that I am comfortable and proud of. The material in the record is a good representation of me but also something a lot of people will relate to.” Kid Mac

No Man’s Land reviews are starting to pour in with media embracing the album:

Rolling Stone Mag - “Sydney MC impresses on long-awaited debut... The Sydneysider’s gritty, edgy, punk-esque hip hop is not only fraught with pep, but it’s also accessible”.

Rave Magazine: “No Man’s Land is slick and shiny, but most importantly, it’s fresh.”

At the back of an Australian tour with Mickey Avalon, Kid Mac will head off on his headline tour.

Kid Mac headline shows – NO MANS LAND TOUR

Friday 29th June - The Standard, Sydney NSW
Tickets $12 +bf from &
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 30th June - The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Tickets $12 +bf from
Doors open 8pm

Friday 6th July - The Westernport Hotel, San Remo VIC
Tickets $10 +bf from
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 7th July - The Espy (Gershwin Room), St Kilda VIC
Tickets $10 +bf from
Doors open 8pm

Friday 13th July - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane QLD
Tickets $10 + bf from Doors open 8pm

Saturday 14th July - The Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Tickets $10 +bf from
Doors open 9pm

Friday 20th July - Mojo’s, North Fremantle WA
Tickets $10 +bf from &
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 21st July - Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Tickets $10 +bf from
Doors open 8pm - HummingBird PR


Still working on that hot first release.



Macario De Souza is a 28-year-old filmmaker and musician (a.k.a Kid Mac). Born in Sydney, Australia, he gained an interest in film at age 14 when he borrowed a Hi-8 camera from his sister. Two years later he bought his own mini-DV camera and started filming his mates surfing at Maroubra Beach. Hailing from Sydneys south, Kid Mac has carved a name for himself in the Australian music scene with a sound that sets him apart from other artists. With lyrics that capture the experiences of todays youth, super catchy sing along melodies, dance floor beats and a fine-tuned live presence,

Mac has spent much of the past few years in the studio writing and working alongside Melbourne-based producers Twice As Nice. The release of Freedom set the scene, while collaborations with acts like Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls) on hugely popular track Hear You Calling and the release of his single Nobody Sleep Nobody Get Hurt alongside his feature film Fighting Fear have kept fans anticipating a long-time-coming debut LP release.

Outside the studio, Mac has been hitting the touring circuit with his 3 piece band in tow blowing up dance floors here and overseas including supports for US artist Mickey Avalon, Brazils Marcelo D2, The Beautiful Girls, Bliss N Eso, The Game and a personal request from RZA to join Wu Tang Clans Australian tour. All this plus several of his own headline shows, appearances at Playground Weekender Festival and Ripe Festival and a Best Urban Artist 2010 at the MusicOz Awards has seen Kid Macs fan-base grow and arsenal of tracks build and strengthen.

(More about Macario De Souza AKA Kid Mac)
After graduating in 2001 from South Sydney High School, where he was school captain, he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (2004), majoring in time-based art, at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts.

His first film project, Ours, focused on his lifestyle pursuit of surfing. The short film won two awards (Mambo Snap Off The Lip Surf Film Festival 2004 and 2004 Youth Week Film Festival). The film won media praise and was later included in a Tracks surfing magazine DVD compilation. The following year he again won the Snap Off The Lip Surf Film Festival with follow-up short film, The Hard Way. He also won industry acclaim when he made his debut as director in the gritty short drama, Grommets.

Macs first feature-length film, Bra Boys, is the highest grossing documentary in Australian history.The film was edited in a bedroom of his modest family unit near Maroubra Beach, the home of the Bra Boys, and managed to win multiple awards including Best Documentary (X-Dance Film Festival & Film Ink Awards) His other credits in the film include Co-Director, Cinematographer as well as performing several tracks for the films soundtrack.

Mac was subsequently engaged as a Producer/Shooter on South Side Story, a six-part observational documentary on one of Australias most famous Rugby League clubs in history, South Sydney Rabbitohs and the take over of their new owners Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes A Court.

He also Produced 2 seasons of Fox 8s hit reality series, Football Superstar followed by several Surfing programs and music videos.

Macs latest feature project was Fighting Fear, a feature-length documentary following fellow Bra Boys Mark Mathews (Professional Big Wave Surfer) and Richie Vas Vaculik (Professional MMA Fighter and Big Wave Surfer). Fighting Fear is Macs 2nd theatrical release with an Australian cinema release in November 2011. It was one of the best performing documentaries in Australia for 2011.

2013-14 sees major growth for Kid Mac's presence as an explosive musical artist and film maker. With official selection to perform/showcase at the 2014 South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) in March, recent completion of a Canada "I Get Even" Tour with Mickey Avalon, a mind blowing performance at the "Playboy Mansion Halloween Festival", and a full Australian Tour in progress, Kid Mac aims to solidify his presence in the United States. His team aims to spread his artistic talent through some of the more influential radio stations, music festivals, concerts, venues, and college campuses coast to coast. Macs debut LP album No Man's Land is still thriving and his sophomore record Headnoise is climbing great heights with a number two spot on the Aussie Indie Charts, with positive reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine, and other key publications/scales. With several TV and film projects in the pipeline, and a new album that brings together his talents to creatively enforce electro, hip hop, rock, pop, and other dynamic genres, Kid Mac looks to only gain further momentum through music and media venture on a worldwide level.

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