Kid British Tour with uLive and GigJunkie

by Marc Bridgen 3. August 2009 07:54

GigJunkie & uLive are delighted to announce that Kid British will be touring UK Student Union venues during October 2009. You can get tickets from 9am today in our exclusive GigJunkie pre-sale.

The bands’ debut single ‘Our House is Dadless’, a Madness sampling tale of modern UK living, was blasted out heavily on the Radio 1 playlist this summer, amassing big support including the breakfast show’s very own Chris Moyles, and Radio 2’s Steve Wright - who played the record daily on his afternoon show. The record was selected as “single of the week” by XFM radio and Radio 1’s Scott Mills.

Kid British kicked off 2009 in fine fettle - by being sent to Coventry! After being personally asked by Coventry’s legendary ska icons ‘The Specials’ to open for them during their recent UK comeback tour, they were immediately on the road again, this time supporting another of Coventry’s finest ‘The Enemy’.  The band then finished the lead up to their summer festival dates with a string of headline shows culminating in the release of the single 'Our House is Dadless'.

To reflect its title, the band’s debut album ‘It Was This or Football’ will be released in two halves, the eagerly awaited ‘first half’ is now available to purchase/download, with the ‘second half’ to follow on the 25th September.

‘It Was This or Football’ was produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths/Blur) and Steve Dub (Chemical Brothers) and mixed by Steve Power (Feeder/Robbie Williams). It is a modern mash-up of hip hop/ska/indie and electro pop, with sing-a-longs to die for! – or as The Guardian recently put it…. “They can also write tunes, really undeniable ones, the kind that sound strangely familiar on first listen, virtually every track on their debut album comes spring-loaded with a fantastic melody”.

Or, in the words of a few others…

“You’ll need to be particularly strong to resist this lot” - Sunday Times Culture

“Kid British fuse ska, indie and rap – and the results are something special” - Independent

“Infectious Pop” - Music Week

“Hot new band that’s redefining summer ska” - Sunday Times Style

“Totally makes us proud to be British” - OK! / Hot Stars

“Antidote to troubled times” - Manchester Evening News

“A Brit special!” - The London Paper

Kid British have played to over 80,000 people in over 30 UK cities this year alone. See Kid British for yourself at one of the venues below:

Friday 9 October  Liverpool Guild of Students
Saturday 10 October Glasgow Strathclyde Students' Union
Monday 12 October  Preston 53 Degrees
Tuesday 13 October  Derby Students’ Union
Thursday 15 October Leeds University Union
Friday 16 October  Hull University Union
Saturday 17 October Sheffield Students' Union
Sunday 18 October  Hertfordshire Students’ Union, The Forum
Tuesday 20 October  Bournemouth The Old Firestation
Wednesday 21 October Swansea Sin City
Friday 23 October  Reading Students' Union
Sunday 25 October  Norwich The Waterfront
Tuesday 27 October  Guildford Surrey Students’ Union
Thursday 29 October Bath Students' Union
Saturday 31 October Wycombe Bucks Students' Union

All events are open to the public. For further informsation and to buy tickets check out uLive.

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