The Little Kicks
FRIDAY 8TH AUGUST 2014
The Little Kicks Biography
The Little Kicks are a 4 piece band based in Scotland with a reputation for a great live show of heartfelt catchy upbeat indie pop songs. Over time the band have shared stages with the likes of Foals, The Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Errors, Kooks, Editors, Wild Nothing, Maccabees and many more. The band have received airplay and recorded live sessions for BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio Scotland, XFM and European radio. Not to be underestimated as one trick ponies the band are as comfortable playing live with a couple of acoustics as they are at headlining club nights to a packed dance floor.
Since their formation the band have toured across the UK and Europe in their own right several times to a great response and played at major Scottish music festivals such as T in the Park, Belladrum and Insider. Debut album – “Boxing Clever” – was released to critical acclaim in the Scottish and UK music press and further afield when featured on several European and American blog and online radio sites. Following the LP’s release the band also played shows in both Japan and Germany to a great reception.
In the Summer of 2011 the band released the single “Call Of Youth” which gained airplay on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music and acted as a well received teaser for the bands second album release “The Little Kicks” which was released on the 28th November 2011. Prior to the albums release the band completed a 2 week tour across the UK and capped off the year performing at New Years Eve in the 5000 capacity AECC (Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre) alongside Twin Atlantic, The View & White Lies.
Since it’s release the 2nd album has been favourably reviewed in the NME (7/10) who said the band “produced a nice line in brittle funk alongside pocket epics they should be proud of”. IsThisMusic awarded the album 4****/ 5 and The Scotsman named The Little Kicks as a band of the year for 2011/2012. The Sun newspaper included the band in a feature of “Top 10 tips for 2012″ and Q Magazine named the band as one of “Ten Scottish Bands You Maybe Haven’t Heard Of But Should” in July 2012. During a summer spent conquering the Scottish festival circuit the band were selected to perform at industry showcase Go North and toured as main support to We Were Promised Jetpacks. Off the back of those Summer performances the band were announced as a Best Live Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (Sama’s). In late 2012 the band released a well received Remix EP which featured remixes by the likes of Optimo (JD Twitch), Discopolis and more all interpreting the band’s track “Loosen Up”.
In Autumn 2013 the band released a new album entitled “Put Your Love In Front Of Me” which was part funded by Creative Scotland. The album was preceded by the single “Girl” and backed by a cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Dreams”. Both the album and single have been very well received critically and several tracks have enjoyed national radio support from Nemone, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson again leading to airplay on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio Scotland and XFM. Since the albums release the band have gigged constantly with one highlight being a tour as main support to Public Service Broadcasting in the UK. Most notably the band have completed three successful headline tours of the UK & Europe in the last year to a great response. Slowly and surely the new album is connecting with more and more people of all ages, locations and tastes and 2014 is shaping up to be another busy year of live gigs for The Little Kicks
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