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Album review: Kill It Kid - 'Kill It Kid'

In many ways Kill It Kid going all 19th century on their debut is quite endearing. With the charts currently full of females foisting future sounds onto the masses, this Bath-based five-piece are bucking the trend with glee, making music for the misfits and giving us delicious little murder ballads (‘Private Idaho’) that seem more suited to a forgotten era than the Day-Glo obsessed 21st century. What makes the bluegrass and ragtime rhythms work is their skill at crafting a song, though: the surging ‘Burst Its Banks’ is full of drama, the boy/girl duets between Chris Turpin and Steph Ward fall the right side of sweet and the stabbing fiddles and honky-tonk piano parts add just the right amount of spice. Impressive stuff.

Edwin McFee

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