“Bursting to kick down walls and be heard by the world” – Kerrang!
“Guitar driven anthems that could fill arenas” – NARC
Paderborn, Germany’s KID DAD have released a third track, ‘Wire & Guns’, from their upcoming EP ‘Bloom’ – out 10th December via Long Branch Records – alongside a powerful music video.
The band’s recent singles ‘Apartment’ and ‘As Soon As America’ showed a whole new side of the band, both musically and lyrically, moving away from the usual distorted guitars and exploring the indie/pop landscape more… However, ‘Wire & Guns’ sees KID DAD return to their roots: Brute guitars, pounding drums, and crackling emotions. Accompanied by a music video filled with a lightning performance that sees the band stunningly release their pent up fears.
There are moments when your own thoughts are the worst place on earth to be and ‘Wire & Guns’ sounds like that exact moment when love turns into insanity. When you feel misunderstood, not heard or seen, ignored or rejected, it’s often hard to control your own impulses and the line between what reality and what you are imagining becomes blurred. This new track sets these feelings to tune.
First, the synthesizers relentlessly push forward and the lyrics tell the story of grinding self-doubt. Shortly after, the bass-drum is added and the long awaited outburst finally sets in. Distorted guitars and desperate vocals then take over the song in which the poetic persona further loses itself in an obsession with deserving to be loved.
But the situation seems pointless: “My head’s just my torso’s crown / so I’m the king of my body / take it off me.”
KID DAD have also revealed that they’ll be touring the UK in January 2022. Dates below.
UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES:
12/01 – Rough Trade, Bristol
13/01 – Subside, Birmingham
14/01 – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
15/01 – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
17/01 – Hug and Pint, Glasgow
18/01 – O2 Academy Islington 2, London
KID DAD ARE:
Max: Maximilian Alexander Zdunek (Bass/Backing Vocals)
Marius: Marius Vieth (Vocals/Guitar)
Michael/Michi: Michael Reihle (Drums)
Yoshi: Joshua Meinert (Guitar)