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After an incredible run of releases which have since been supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing London and Radio X, as well as DPS support from Apple and Spotify, London-based indie disruptors KIDS have now released their eagerly-awaited debut EP ‘Love and The City 1’, showcased by the sun-kissed new single ‘253’.


Dealing with early breakups and growing up in the capital, KIDS’ music tells the story of band leaders Beau Blaise and Alex Harvey, life-long friends who have written their debut EP ‘Love and the City 1’ out of their own stories of growth.

Speaking about the new collection, Beau said,

"Our self-produced debut EP 'Love and the City 1' was born out of heartbreak. While working long term in a studio in Wales, I broke up with my girlfriend due to the distance. Then moved back to my hometown, London, reconnected with my childhood friend Alex, we wrote these songs and formed KIDS. The EP tells a story of growth and explores why some early relationships don’t last. Sometimes lary and loud with songs like 'Alcohol & Cigarettes' and "'Worthy' describing leaning on your vices and destructively dealing with your issues. Sometimes a softer more reflective view on the relationship with songs like 'The Boy Won’t Grow Up' and 'Night Bus'. Sometimes uplifting with songs like 'Settle down' and '253' showing that life moves on regardless and good times will come again. Musically it skilfully darts from delivering punk rap verses to soft intimate melodies all the while the music stays beautifully relatable and honest."

Capping off this era within their story so far, the new single ‘253’ captures more of that fresh and invigorating direction they have looked to establish since they first emerged. Brimming with a warm and summery aesthetic that perfectly reflects their own DIY aesthetic, they are looking to see out this new EP with a wonderfully sweet and tender finale.

Adding about ‘253’, Beau says,

"The 253 is a bus which goes from Camden to Hackney. I live in Camden and a friend of mine lives in Hackney. I liked this friend but wasn’t sure if the feeling was mutual. I wrote this song on the 253 whilst thinking about whether to risk our friendship for something more…"

To support the release of their debut EP, KIDS have also announced a string of live shows and festival performances for this summer including a slot at The Great Escape and Y Not Festival.

'Love and The City 1' is out now. Listen HERE @kidsmusicuk


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