2013 looks like it could be a big year for Dublin duo Kid Karate. The release of their debut album Night Terrors, is only around the corner and closer on the horizon is their trip to SXSW.
With SXSW in mind Kid Karate have released a brand new track, ‘This City’. Offering a slightly different side to their usual snarl, Kevin Breen’s recognizable vocal screams and Steven Gannon’s pounding rhythms are met and matched by a bassline of Gang of Four proportions from Squarehead/Tieranniesaur bassist Ian McFarlane. Easily one of the most, if the most, written about artist on the blog over the past two years, it’s hardly a surprise that Kid Karate’s forthcoming album is one of my Irish albums to watch out for this year.
You can download ‘This City’ for free below & if you’re going to SXSW, Kid Karate have two shows. On Wednesday the 13th of March they’re in the Gibson Room of Maggie Mae’s at 8pm and on Friday the 15th of March they’ll be playing the Full Irish Breakfast in BD Reilly’s at 1:20pm. Go and say hi, tell them uncle Barry sent you.