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"Kids At Risk - Sugar"

“Taking Frank Black’s ability to intertwine the dark and light into something that fulfils the listener’s need for both, Sugar is pop music that’s not over-glossed, over-annoying or over-twee – granulated but unrefined.” - SINGLE OF THE WEEK – Rave Magazine - Rave Magazine

"Kids At Risk - Sugar"

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

"Kids At Risk - S/T EP"

This EP really does feel like a hark back to the late ’90’s Britrock scene. Aside from a heavy cockney twang infusing the vocals of Sep Caton (as far as one can tell, these boys are Sydney born & bred), there is a clear colouring of the high-octane pummelling guitars and yelping backing vocals that made Supergrass such a potent cocktail back in the day. Unlike so many (shudder to use the term) ‘pop/punk’ bands, Kids At Risk have an advantage over most others in that their songs actually have viable melodies, sharp lyrics and a sense of dynamic. I Am A Fire could be seen as the cop-show introductory scene – hard, fast, full of rhetoric and bitter panic. By contrast, the melancholic harmonies saturating Sugar show us another side of the band – that particularly 80’s style of youth sentimentalism and head-swaying pop combined with a darkness of texture, bringing to mind the mid-paced ballads of the Cure, the Smiths etc. So, ignoring the truly awful album artwork, this first record could well set these boys up for a healthy career as an ‘energy’ band of some merit, rather than a dumb-faced hack-and-slash affair. - Alternative Media Group


Sugar (released November) - single

S/T EP (released 5 March 2010)

They were selected as Triple J Unearthed Feature artist.

Radioplay on most community radio stations, including high rotation on FBI (Sydney).



Australia’s answer to Welsh indie/punk/pop brood, Los Campesinos, Sydney-based KIDS AT RISK bring their shared passion of rocknroll to the proverbial table on their debut self-titled EP. 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 their being lauded as “the band to watch” in 2010.

The band are also currently recording the soundtrack for upcoming indie feature film (featuring Ryan Kwantan from True Blood).