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Kill It Kid recording new album, announce UK tour for February & March

| On 16, Dec 2010

Announce February/ March 2011 tour

Kill It Kid have just announced more UK dates for February March in-between Midem & SXSW appearances, at which they will be previewing songs from their soon to be recorded second album. Touring with key festival appearances, such as Hop Farm, over the summer writing and demo-ing material for album number two – to be produced by fast rising star Leo Abrahams who’s recent credits and collaborations include Brian Eno, Brett Anderson, Paloma Faith and Florence & Machine.

Speaking to at a recent show for Ben Sherman, guitarist and lead singer Chris Turpin promised: “The record will be alive, raw and pretty filthy. We want to put the whole album on to tape in just over a week, emulating the same energy we can deliver live. We’re very excited!” Read more here.

Meanwhile co-vocalist Steph’s has also developed a sideline of sorts, modelling for Burberry’s “Face Of The Future”

The band kick off 2011 at MIDEM on the 24th January (The Ballroom, Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France) and UK dates follow:


14th – London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

16th – Sheffield Raynor Lounge  (Live Wire at Sheffield Uni)

17th – Edinburgh Electric Circus

18th – Aberdeen Drummonds

19th – Dundee Hulsters

20th – Glasgow King Tuts

21st – Nottingham Bodega

22nd – York Fibbers

23rd – Manchester Deaf Institute

25th – Leicester Lock 42

26th – Coventry Kasbah  * Club Night

27th – Peterborough Met Lounge

28th – Oxford Jericho Tavern


1st – Bristol Fleece

3rd – Exeter Cavern

4th – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

5th – Brighton Freebutt

6th – Southampton Joiners

9th – Bath, Komedia

Fronted by the gorgeous two-part vocal harmonies of singers Chris Turpin (‘a man who sounds’ – according to NME – ‘like he’s been gargling glass for fun – in a good way’) and Stephanie Ward, the lyrical intimacy of the songs is rendered all the more powerful by the interplay between the pair, Turpin’s distinctive voice seemingly arriving from another time and place, while Ward’s softer, huskier tones make for the perfect foil. The band have drawn comparison with The Coral, Mumford & Sons and The Raconteurs with recognisable hints of Tom Waits, Frank Zappa and Zeppelin – and earnt firm fans in the likes of Jonathan Ross, Dermot O’Leary and Radcliffe & Maconie.

Kill It Kid is: Adam Timmins (bass guitar/guitars), Stephanie Ward (lead vocals/piano), Marc Jones (drums/percussion) and Chris Turpin (lead vocals/guitars/harmonica)

‘An outstanding British record’ 9/10 Clash

‘A monstrous Delta blues groove that slides in Anthony Hegarty-meets-Son House vocals of 21 year old Chris Turpin. Young Kids, maybe, but old heads’ Q Magazine

‘Enough variety, power and barnstorming tunes here to constitute one of the year’s most appealing and enduring debut albums.’

‘Ignore them at your peril.’ ****Artrocker

“A hook-laden riot…big things may be coming their way” NME