The Little Kicks share video for new single “Don’t Get Mad Get Even” on
New album “Shake Off Your Troubles” released on March 3rd through Loosen Up Records
Praise for The Little Kicks
“There’s an awful lot to like.” – NME
“could well be one of the next big indie-pop bands” – Q
“…laced with impeccable pop pedigree” – Clash
The Little Kicks first emerged around five years ago, a young Aberdeen band with the wind in their sails. A crisp, upbeat debut album followed, laced with off-kilter indie pop worthy of comparison to early Franz Ferdinand, The Long Blondes, or even Sparks. Then, the band took some time off to reassess, re-jig their personnel, and are now ready to stake their return…
With recent single You & Someone Like Me under their belts – complete with intricate motion capture video – The Little Kicks now officially announce that their long-awaited follow-up album Shake Off Your Troubles will be released on March 3rd through the band’s own Loosen Up Records. The third single to be taken from the album, Don’t Get Mad Get Even, is out now.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Singer Steven Milne elaborates on the track:
For me “Don’t Get Mad Get Even” is the sound of us as a band working together to turn the sketch of a song into something much greater, via collaboration. I can be quite bad for bringing songs quite late to the table with a finished idea in mind but on this occasion the guys got hugely involved on the sounds, style and feel of this track more than on any other song on the record. It became clear even from the early stages in the practice room and more so during the recording of the song that this would prove to be massively to the song’s benefit.
In the studio with so much vintage equipment to hand it felt natural for the song to employ the production route of a classic rock radio sound referencing warm well recorded sounds and 70s sounding bands we like such as Midlake, Fleetwood Mac etc. and that’s what eventually informed the final recording which we are delighted with. Sometimes as a writer you can be too close to the material and in this case that’s certainly true – the guys got so excited about this song once it started to take shape they were adamant that when it was finished it had to be a single!