Kids Can’t Fly may be a newish name on the UK scene, but they have wasted little time in steamrollering themselves into an enviable position. The sextet (each of whom is 6 foot plus!) play a unique brand of uplifting hard edged pop-punk with a distinct English twist and, of all things, a horn section! If the Vans Warped Tour ever makes it to Europe, we figure this band will make the bill of the UK leg at least.
Famed for frenzied beat downs, feel good horn lines, and huge harmonies the guys have been likened to an "English Fall Out Boy" and "Four Year Strong with horns".
With the release of new EP ‘Northern Horizons’ on the horizon (due out on June 25th), the guys have released their new video to single ‘Stick To Your Guns’, a prime slab of danceable crunch, bouncing along on a colossal melody and insanely catchy chorus. It is THE song to soundtrack your summer!
Check it out for yourself…
In their short existence (the band turned ‘serious’ in early 2011), KIDS CAN’T FLY have achieved high profile shows with the likes of The Blackout, Young Guns, Zebrahead and Less than Jake in the UK and Europe, as well as having festival appearances at Make A Scene and Takedown!
Indeed the band’s growing profile and status is clearly reflected in their growing list of endorsements. Not many young UK acts can boast backing from the likes of Marshall Amps, Orange Amps, Shine Drums, Ernie Ball, Jim Dunlop, Audix, Big Deal & Paint The Stars Clothing and custom horns from John Packer Ltd!!
Their previous EP contained the successful single ‘She called Shotgun’, which topped Scuzz TV’s ‘Most Requested’ Chart for 3 weeks running and was exclusively premiered on Kerrang TV.
The ‘Northern Horizons’ EP looks set to further enhance the sextet’s reputation. Recorded at the legendary Monnow Valley (Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Biffy Clyro) and produced by Welsh rock producer Romesh Dodangoda (Kids In Glass Houses, The Blackout, Funeral for a Friend), it has a crystal clear sound just begging to be pumped out from your car stereo with the windows wound down.
This is feel-good music with heart, soul and, make no mistake, balls!
Catch the guys on their up-coming tour:
18th : Nottingham – The Bodega
19th : Reading – Facebar
20th : Birmingham – The Flapper
21st : Swansea – Koopas
22nd : Swindon – Riffs Bar
23rd : Southampton – Joiners Arms
24th : London – O2 Academy2 Islington