Kill It Kid

Kill It Kid

 London, England, GBR
BandRockBlues

‘raw, inelegant and untainted’.

Kill It Kid.

Biography

Signed just 12 weeks from inception following a John Parish (PJ Harvey) produced EP; Kill It Kid hit Ryan Hadlock’s (The Gossip, Johnny Flynn) Seattle studio to lay down their début album - later critically appraised across the board (“An Outstanding British Record 9/10” Clash Magazine. XFM New Music Award finalists, alongside The XX & Florence).

Life on the road, coupled with a misguided ‘nu-folk’ tag, pushed the band towards a new, dirtier, blues inspired sound for the follow up album 'Feet Fall Heavy', recorded with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Brett Anderson) it has been described as ‘raw, inelegant and untainted’. 

Singles ‘Pray On Me’ 'Heart Rested With You' & 'Wild & Wasted Water' proved grittier than anything prior, marrying punishing riffs a la Black Keys to Turpin’s anguished howl - leading Radio 1's Zane Lowe to describe Kill It Kid as "Exciting and essential, my kind of music". Soon came a 9/10 rating from Classic Rock Magazine ("As well as getting the sound spot on, this album delivers mammoth tunes. Terrifyingly Good") and The Mirrors Gavin Martin branding 'Feet Fall Heavy' with 4/5 stars ("An emphatic slice of folk blues Zeppelin would have been proud of. Praise Be”). 

Parting company with One Little Indian Records, Kill It Kid's path crossed with legendary A&R icon Seymour Stein (the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee who inked The Ramones & Madonna amongst others), bonding over a shared love of early Blues the band have spent the summer demo'ing tracks for their third (as yet untitled) album - with long term Warner Records staff Producer Julian Raymond in the production hotseat.


"Kill it Kid are the real deal, they’ve got it all." Seymour Stein, Rock & Roll Hall OF Fame

"Exciting and essential, my kind of music" Zane Lowe BBCR1

“An outstanding British record” - 9/10 Clash Magazine

“As well as getting the sound spot on, the album delivers mammoth tunes. Terrifyingly Good" 9/10 Classic Rock Magazine 

"Black Keys-esque riffs and colliding vocals...It really is sublime stuff" Danielle Perry, Kerrang!

"An Incredible single" Dermot O'leary Radio 2 (Re: Heart Rested With You)

"A yearning epic quality that recalls Jeff Buckley, making this an arresting second album" **** Guitarist Magazine 

‘An emphatic slice of folk blues Zeppelin might have been proud of. Praise Be” **** Daily Mirror

“Bucking the trend with glee, making music for the misfits. Stabbing fiddles and honky-tonk piano add just the right amount of spice. Impressive stuff.” - 8/10 NME 

“Enough variety and power and barnstorming tunes here to constitute one of the year’s most appealing and enduring debut albums” - BBC.co.uk 

“A monstrous delta blues groove that slides in Anthony Hegarty-meets-Son House vocals of 21 year old Chris Turpin. Young Kids, maybe, but old heads” - Q Magazine 

‘If Jack White is looking to form yet another supergroup, he could do a lot worse than give Kill It Kid a call.” **** R2

“Ignore them at your peril” - ****Artrocker 

“A hook-laden riot...big things may be coming their way” - NME 

“Theirs is a vibrant blend of The White Stripes, barn dances and the Stephanie Grappelli - like fiddle-frenzy jazz/blues” - Q Magazine 

“Thrillingly unaffected” - Music Week 

“Demands attention from the off… the strength and depth of their songs belie their age” - Clash 

Lyrics

Taste The Rain

Written By: Christopher Turpin

What the hell am I doing here, barely a breath between us. Held in the arms of a crippled park shelter, our hearts skipping beats, must be loves first falter. There's a want that burns in my veins. Spirit of possession like a brand new craze, set fire to me sense, all systems over thrown and my conscience abandoned in the road. Must be the shattered hallelujah of rain on burnt earth, the slow rattle of water running through the birch. Or the rain storm rumble like a fair ground waltzer, or bare hands beating an empty alter. Because I taste the rain. Sip it like cool clear Chardonnay, down the dregs of tonight and into morning we fade. We fit like folded feathers, pieced together so I am with her. Held in the arms of this platinum dusk I hum her our intimate busk, Must be the shattered hallelujah of rain on burnt earththe slow rattle of water running through the birch. Or the rain storm rumble like a fair ground waltzer, or bare hands beating an empty alter. Because I taste the rain. Sip it like cool clear Chardonnay. accepted your loving for me that day. Sip it like a cool clear Chardonnay. down the dregs of tonight and into morning we fade.

Discography

Single:
(a) Send Me An Angel Down
(b) Date It The Day

Single
(a) Burst Its Banks
(b) Holds Herself Like A Woman

Single
(a) Heaven Never Seemed So Close
(b) My Lips Won't Be Kept Clean (Live / Acoustic)

Single
(a) Ivy & Oak
(b) Ida Mae

Album
(1) Heaven Never Seemed So Close
(2) Burst Its Banks
(3) Ivy & Oak
(4) Fool for Loving You
(5) Send Me An Angel Down
(6) Private Idaho
(7) My Lips Won't Be Kept Clean
(8) Troubles Of Loretta
(9) Dirty Water
(10) Bye Bye Bird
(11) Taste The Rain
(12) Bye Bye Bird (Live - iTunes Exclusive)

Single:
(a) Pray On Me
(b) Lord Hear Me Now

Single:
(a) Hear Rested With You
(b) Roll On The Blade