Here is the second half of my 'here's 4 bands to watch' double-header!

Kid Adrift

I was lucky enough to sit in on an interview this guy did for 6music a few weeks back. Only, he couldn’t make it. Stranded in some remote, snowy field in Scotland (I imagine he had hopped out of his car, rather than attempting to walk the distance) Iain Campbell's stage name seemed particularly relevant as he rang in after finding shelter courtesy of a tree. A first play on BBC Scotland Introducing prompted almost instant recognition and with a session at the Electric Proms under their belts (not bad for 3months work) Kid Adrift are now a fully fledged band.

Musically the band seem content throwing as many genres and styles into one song as possible, think guitars, a laptop, obvious dubstep and electro influences. A much more energetic Tom Vek, or imagine James Yuill if he had opted for an electric guitar rather than an acoustic. Ok so comparing them/him to other artists is near impossible, but the band certainly have potential single tracks in abundance. What’s more, Campbell seems to be keeping his feet firmly on the ground. His twitter profile reads ‘I'm a random kid from Scotland and in less than 18,000 days from now I'll be an anonymous name on a stone. I just intend to make a big noise first’.

Kid Adrift Myspace

French Kissing

A provocative name can always be a useful tool for a band, it promises to throw up some exciting results when you try to google them and it guarantees a good turn out for gigs in the seedier ends of town. This London outfit's first single 'Oh Suzanne' is dynamite; A dreamy surf/garage lo-fi jam that has a limited release of only 200 7” copies available on February 8th. Hopefully this trend for surf beat bands continues, if only so I have an excuse to put on a surf/beach themed night in the anti-summer region of the U.K that is the North-East. Anyway, if these surf/garage revival acts sound this good in Winter, imagine my joy come a post-dissertation Summer.


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