LEGENDARY PUNK ROCKER DUNCAN ‘KID’ REID WITH WHITE-HOT NEW BAND CONTINUES HIS PUSH TO BE PURPLE WITH “THE DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM”
There are only two people in the entire world who can claim to have played with the Ramones while not actually being tagged with the ‘Ramone’ nom-de-plume. Duncan ‘Kid’ Reid is one of those people.
As singer and bass player of Joey Ramone’s favourite band, The Boys, Duncan rode on the crest of a wave during punk’s original late-1970s heyday as part of a wider collective of friends and peers that included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X and a host of other power-chord pioneers. The Boys remain one of the best-loved and influential bands of their generation.
Fast forward to 2014 and Duncan’s new group The Big Heads, featuring multi-instrumentalist Alexander Gold, guitarist Sophie Lynch and drummer Ciara Lavers are powering their way around the globe and astounding audiences from Buenos Aires to Berlin to Dublin and back again. Montevideo, from the Big Heads’ debut album Little Big Head, has earned Duncan the keys to the Uruguayan capital (the only other musicians to achieve this being Elton John and Paul McCartney). The band has been joined onstage by members of Europe, German mega group Die Toten Hosen and TV Smith of The Adverts.
Following a cornucopia of stellar reviews for 1st album Little Big Head, The Big Heads develop their unique, effortlessly entertaining, melodic brand of harmony laden pop punk with new release: “The Difficult Second Album”.
12 tracks dealing with close shaves in Rio, hen parties in London, growing old disgracefully, and hugging, combine to give a unique view of life.
Reviews for Album One – Little Big Head and the Big Heads:
“A mesh of angsty agitation and glitter mod stomp – 4 Stars”: Mojo
“The Peter Pan of powerpop”: Uncut
“He’s lost none of his song writing flair as he serves up 13 powerpop nuggets”: R2 Magazine
“An autobiographical garage-pop soundtrack; energetic, infectious and charming -9 out of 10”: Vive le Rock