Black Kids, Esser, Passion Pit

Black Kids, Esser, Passion Pit

With Passion Pit currently firm favourites to scoop first prize in 2009’s MGMT Idol contest, it’s no surprise that tonight KOKO is heaving from the off. Yet as familiar as these fellas are with retro bleeps and Space Invaders synth-outs,...

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Black Kids

Black Kids

For a band that met at Sunday school, the only pious behaviour Black Kids can muster these days is devout dedication to the dancefloor. ‘Look At Me…’ is another night of alcohol-drenched teen celebration starting with boys in one corner and...

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Black Kids

Black Kids

To look at them, you wouldn’t think Black Kids had it in them to make a record like ‘Partie Traumatic’. The Floridian five-piece certainly don’t appear to be copulation-crazed masters of rolled-up jacket-sleeve pop. Plus, they look like...

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Black Kids

Black Kids

You might have heard the phrase ‘buzz band’, an utterance often accompanied by sentences like ‘toast of the blogosphere’ and ‘the highlight of CMJ/SXSW/insert name of industry showcase here’. It’s a relatively new phenomenon in these...

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Black Kids

Black Kids

On first listen, ‘Hurricane Jane’ sounds like a simple boy-meets-girl, asks girl-to-dance sort of song, but listen closer. “I took something and it feels like karate” trills Reggie Youngblood, “It’s kicked me down and left me for...

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Black Kids and XX Teens

Black Kids and XX Teens

Generally speaking, grudges are bad things that – like tuberculosis sufferers – should not be held. But if the 15-year-old beef between Frank Black and Kim Deal that’s kept the Pixies from recording their (now definitely-not-happening)...

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Black Kids/Friendly Fires/Ipso Facto Vice Tour:  93 Feet East, London, Friday, February  1

Black Kids/Friendly Fires/Ipso Facto Vice Tour:...

To look at Ipso Facto you’d think they were prime purveyors of dreary drones and colourless dirges. Not so. Monochrome but far from monotone, the chic gang of four have disco demons hidden up their Mary Quant sleeves. Opening with...

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Black Kids

Black Kids

The good times, they’re great. But what you learn, as life unfolds, is that the good times are not always the most important. No, it’s when elation meshes with anticipation and hope meets fear that things really come alive, because life is...

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Black Kids University Of London Union; Thursday, December 6

Black Kids University Of London Union;...

Hungry? Because blogosphere-bedazzling booty-shakers Black Kids are dishing out the pop tapas. Why, the Floridian five-piece figure, settle for just one kind of musical deliciousness when you can have a bit of everything? Everyone’s new...

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