KIDS AT RISK

KIDS AT RISK

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
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Australia’s answer to Welsh indie/punk/pop brood, Los Campesinos, Sydney-based four-piece KIDS AT RISK bring their shared passion of rocknroll to the proverbial table. Mixing infectious melodies, killer hooks and dangerous lyrics this band is out to capture the imagination of the ADHD generation.

Biography

Australia’s answer to Welsh indie/punk/pop brood, Los Campesinos, Sydney-based four-piece KIDS AT RISK bring their shared passion of rocknroll to the proverbial table. The first single and heavily Pixies-esque track, Sugar, was released late last year to glowing reviews and an attractive amount of radio spins around the country. Their second single, I Am A Fire is the unlikely hero on this perfectly penned collection of tracks and has already been added to national radio playlists. The Summer months saw the quintet sharing stages with the likes of Deep Sea Arcade, Seekae and Tom Ugly, perfecting their live show – leading to the foursome being lauded as “the band to watch” in 2010.

With an abundance of experience under the belts that hold up their not-so-skinny jeans, the foursome have all experienced musical careers in their own rights. Most recently known for working with Pete Mayes (PNAU) firstly under the moniker the Vendettas and then The Hate Game, singer and songwriter Larissa Rate swaps roles with The Hate Game Bass Player, Sep Caton in their new project, KIDS AT RISK. Former lead singer of electronic indie band Daddy Matador, Lee Devaney joins the fold as lead guitarist and collaborator, with relentless rock drummer Kai Chambers seamlessly completing the quartet.

KIDS AT RISK have also just recorded the soundtrack to the new feature film, Griff the Invisible featuring Ryan Kwatan (True Blood).

http://www.grifftheinvisible.com/

“A whole lot of fun but with some serious talent, Kids At Risk have in their hot little hands a dreamy hit.” – Mediasearch

“It’s pop music that’s not over-glossed, over-annoying or over-twee – granulated but unrefined…” – Single Of The Week – Rave Magazine

March 2010 – Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist

Lyrics

I Am A Fire

Written By: Septimus Caton

Girl on a mission for social position forms a plan
I see her come around
She stole the cutest boy at her school
Her friends think she's so cool
and he don't mind two timing
come around

But I spy a fire
It's coming up the mountain
coming up the mounting
oh it's coming up towards us
Yeah I spy a fire
It's coming up the mountain
Coming up the mountain
Oh it's so gorgeous

Save me, save me she's fuckin' crazy
She don't cry, she don't make a sound
She learns a valuable message tonight
Man sex is a weapon
And she can't fight
when you hold her down

See I light a fire
It's coming up the mountain
coming up the mountain
Oh it's coming up towards us
Yeah I light a fire
It's coming up the mountain
coming up the mountain
Oh it's so gorgeous

She finds any time now
Any day now
She could hide
Right deep down
In his blue eye's
Daddy said not to get in the car with these boy's
You hear your stockings tear, such a terrible noise
They like to play team sports they play so rough
when they bring you around they'll never get enough

They'll kick you when your down
They'll kick you when your down
They'll kick you when your down
They'll kick you when you try too
Find out what your made of little miss molatov
These words coming out of your mouth are just far too common
It's why she now finds small things so boring

See I am a fire
I'm coming up the mountain
Coming up the mountain
Oh I'm coming up towards ya
Yeah I'm am a fire
I'm coming up the mountain
coming up the mountain
Oh I'm so gorgeous

We are the company boys
Oh we are the company boys
we are the company boys we fuck the factory girls (repeat)

Hells Lost And Found

Written By: Septimus Caton

Hey Hi what you drinking
Coz I'm thinking now it's my round
But I've been cheatin' a little bit
I got some vodka hidden around here... somewhere
I'll go find it you come sit on down

We got everything you need feel free to stick around
O for heavens sake I'm gonna make this easy for you
We got everything you need feel free to stick around
down here in hells lost and found

Hey brothel creeper
Meet mister midday sleeper
Here's the best bit
He's my dealer
So now you found out things are bound to get loud

yeah we got everything you need feel free to stick around
Oh for heavens sake I can't make it any easier for you
We got everything you need feel free to stick around
down here in hells lost and found

Oh please stop
don't talk too cops
we got places to go
and I can't make it any easier
So hey please stay
We'll find our way
There are places you know
where they never stop singing

Tie you too the sun
We love to watch you run
Oh we have fun-with fire

They love to let you know
The ending of the show
But they don't go-for fire

You feel the fight and flee
You're running straight to me
Now tell me what you see-it's fire
Firefirefirefirefirefirefirefirefire...

Oh we got everything we got everything we got everything you need
feel free to stick around ( x 3 )
Down here in hells lost and found

Wade And Holly

Written By: Septimus Caton

We're coming round
Surprise us
She gets what she wants
She's used to it

When Wade and Holly sleep together
they make it harder for each other

We chuckle you choke
We're laughing
So watch what you smoke
We're high

When Wade and Holly sleep together
They make it harder for each other
To blame it on pheromones
And say they'll both be friends forever
It's a lie that they tell
Over and over and over and over
(repeat)

Sugar

Written By: Septimus Caton

Hey coco
My cheerio's
Your milo
Your my get up and go
My sweet tooth
That needs you
A craving so sweet that you should go
Inside a
Pinata
Your like sugar

your sweet touch
Is too much
Oh candy
Your the root of my decay
Like the first taste
Of chocolate cake
O honey the high will always stay with me
Your like sugar

Your whipped cream
On jelly beans
On halloween
you give me bad dreams
Obesity
And diabetes
Oh sweet pea
Look this is what you've done too me
your like sugar

Poverty Suits Us Well

Written By: Septimus Caton

Look at them - look at us
They got cash - we got class
Look at them - look at us

Poverty suits us well
This is what you need to know
you look much thinner
you're a victim of the ratio
Poverty suits you well
Look at you glowing

It was the dying days of a doc con revolution
We push a party like nobody else

Look at them - look at us
Their in a beamer and where on the bus
We're much much bigger

Poverty suits us well
We're bigger than everyone
We've been poppin' Andy Worhols
Poverty suits us well
For like fifteen minutes
So call us when your money run out
Poverty suits us well
Poverty suits us well
Better than anyone

Poverty suits us well
This is all you need to know
Keeps you skinnier
So call us when your money runs out
Poverty suits us well
Look at us glowing
We take comfort in our numbers
Poverty suits us well
Room for everyone

Biggest Fan

Written By: Septimus Caton

I wish I was the new Black Jesus and I wrote all his songs
Coz in my O-pinion he can do nothing wrong

Alien abduction (where'd you go)
You know they took him away in an alien cesarian

And I wish I was the real Deal and I hit it like her
I'd crawl up inside my skin, it's like alabaster

Two days by the ocean (two too long)
You know we stay out of the sun kids and we don't regret it

Now that your already gone
I hope you rock it when you come back
Did you wait for me terribly long
Yes sir
I saw you rock it when you come back
Did you wait for me terribly long
Yes sir
go like a rocket when you come back
I hope you rock it
I hope you rock it Son

Did you get along
Well i like your songs
Boston's Bastard sons

GO!

Abraca-david
Abraca-david
Abraca-david

Joe Santia-go go (Go Joe Go)
They say the way that you played
Back in the day was a no no
Well how did you get it so wrong
I hope you rock it when you come back
Did you wait for me terribly long
Yes sir
I saw you rock it when you come back
Did you wait for me terribly long
Yes sir
go like a rocket when you come back
I hope you rock it
I hope you rock it Son

Now your standin' here all nearly naked say it too me
I. Love. You
Aw yeah we get our kicks from number six but what's the seven
I. Love. You
I love you I love you I love you I love you
I'm your biggest fan
I'm your biggest fan
I'm your biggest fan
yeah whatever baby
I love you too.

Chemical Battle Cry

Written By: Septimus Caton

Blood stain on a runaway train
Go with the pain son, it's nearly done
you are the automaton
your doing the automaton run

1.2.3 MONKEY

good luck in working this out kids
ritalin philistine's
you got no prophet in your pocket
Chemical battle cry

Hey I'm gonna play it but you don't have to sing along
No you don't

(repeat)

Get of your meds kids

you can quit anytime
your not some rockem' sockem' puppets
Battle cry Battle cry

Hey I'm gonna play it but you don't have to sing along
No you don't

Where are you at?
We are at where your at

(Repeat)

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

Discography

EP - Kids At Risk (released March 2010) - released independently - distributed nationally through MGM distribution

Single - Sugar (released digitally Nov 2009)

Set List

Binge - I Am A Fire - Hells Lost & Found - Wade & Holly - Sugar - Poverty Suits Us Well - Biggest Fan - Chemical Battlecry - Saturday Breaks - Children Of Divorce -

Our sets range from 30 - 60 mins depending on the allotted time.