On Tuesday I was invited to Kill It Kid's Shoreditch gig by my good friend Gemma; a friend of their base player.
Kill It Kid have a unique sound which includes the piano, drums, guitar and the occasional fiddle and banjo. The British band, a four piece from Bath, are an interesting mix of blues, folk and grunge. They pay homage to the Deep South's gospel roots and intersperse mood-setting samples of crackly Alan Lomax recordings between songs. Recently signed to Sire Records and gaining recognition from magazines such as the NME and Clash, the band have packed in over 250,000 YouTube views and performed sets at festivals including Hop Farm and South by Southwest.
The gig was electric. A relentless touring schedule has given birth to a loyal following who turned out in force at hip Shoreditch venue XOYO. Their set led the crowd on a journey through head banging rock and roll to foot stomping folk. The band's promise is evident from the crowd's enthusiasm. I for one, cannot wait to see them again.
Have a listen here