Tuesday, 2 May 2017

SHITKID – SINGLE REVIEW

ShitKid – Alright (PNKSLM Recordings) 
ShitKids - Alright


Release Date: Out Now

I’m on the fence with this one. On one side of the fence is the clear and real argument that Asa Soderqvist (aka ShitKid) is the perfect antidote to the air-brushed bubblegum alt-pop coming out of Sweden by the truckload at the moment. On the other side of the fence is the argument that just because this is different, doesn’t make it any good. The riff and beat combination that kicks off new single ‘Alright’ is pure Iggy in its infectious simplicity and the vocals are like a really young Bjork or Whale in their prime, dripping in reverb and raw attitude. And then there’s the feeling that this is what the Presidents of the United States of America would have sounded like if they’d been to art school, which is a Marmite proposition if ever there was one. I think I’m leaning towards this being a very good thing indeed but I’m thirsty for more to check I’m not being drawn in to some Chris Morris-esque prank.


Live Dates:

15th May – Le Point Ephemere, Paris
16th May – Cirque Royal, Brussels
17th May – Bush Hall, London
18th May – The Great Escape @ Brightelm, Brighton
19th May – The Great Escape @ Komedia Bar, Brighton
21st May – Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate

17th June – Roskilde Festival, Roskilde

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