Is there a dance troupe? Yes. Is there a rubber duck? Yes. Is romance dead? No! Kid’s Unique bring to you ‘Love Tunnel’, their 2nd single and the follow up to the XFM and Q TV play listed ‘Seymour Evil’. ‘Love Tunnel’ will be released digitally via The Preservation Society Presents on June 11thand sees the group once again spitting riddles and rhymes with dexterity and verve, but this time their tongues are placed firmly in their cheeks.
‘Love Tunnel’ is a tale of the cocksure naivety of teenage years, when your idea of romance is getting what you can down an alleyway without being caught by an old man walking his dog. ‘Love Tunnel’ might be the new single by an up and coming hip-hop band, but it is unashamedly pop, 3 minutes of hooks and rhymes that in a just world are destined to sound track the festival summer and force their way onto daytime airwaves.
Kids Unique release ‘Love Tunnel’ on June 11th and will support the release with a series of London dates as well as taking one of just 4 spots on the main stage at Rochester Castle in the inaugural year of Music Event One, headlined by the legendary Public Image Limited.
June 8th – The Royal Function Rooms - Rochester
June 9th- Monto Water Rats, Kings Cross
July 27th- Mother Live at 333 Old Street, London
July 28th – Music Event One, Main Stage, Rochester Castle w/ PiL and The Wedding Present
This February sees the launch of a new monthly 7” vinyl singles club by Rochester based independent label The Preservation Society Presents. Each month two artists will showcase exclusive recordings on a soon to be very collectable split 7” vinyl, limited to just 250 copies. Possibly uniquely for any record label in the UK, each vinyl is cut in real time on the record companies premises and then hand stamped by the bands.
To kick off this exciting series of releases are two very different artists, psyche-pop four piece Theatre Royal (‘head for the melodic jugular’- Artrocker) and lyrical hip hop quartet Kids Unique. Separated at birth by genre, both artists are brought together on this exclusive vinyl only release by a shared world-view, one that places an emphasis on hooks and melody, no matter what form the back beat takes.
‘Katherine’s Sleeping’ is the first new material in 2012 from Medway’s Theatre Royal. This cold slab of alternative, guitar-driven pop will be an exclusive vinyl only pre-cursor to a slew of brand new singles and a 2nd album to be released later this year. The other half of this idiosyncratic split 7” release is ‘Seymour Evil’ (John Kennedy’s ‘Hot One’ XFM) the debut single from hotly tipped hip-hop outfit Kids Unique, taken from their debut album ‘assortments’. Whilst ‘Seymour Evil’ is casually confrontational and charmingly cock-sure, ‘Katherine’s Sleeping’ is alienation and confusion rising to a quietly anthemic chorus. The release will be supported by both acts playing a string of co-headlining dates across the South East.
February 23rd - Margate, The Bracket
February 24th - Rochester, The Nags Head *Theatre Royal only
This March 19th Kids Unique introduce themselves to the World with debut single ‘Seymour Evil’. This infectious pop song by Medway’s only hip-hop quartet is the first to be taken from their debut album ‘assortments’. Full of casual English bravado and effortless lyrical flow, ‘Seymour Evil’ is to be released digitally on Rochester based label The Preservation Society Presents.
Kids Unique are rapper Adam Tilley backed by a live band consisting of Daniel Lawrence (guitar, samples and keys), Andy Wilson (bass/vocals) and Nathan Coombs (drums). Kids Unique may be born from the world of bedroom production, yet unlike many of their peers they are equally at home on the live stage, with funk rhythms and pulsating bass lines under pinning what is fast becoming a visceral live experience. One that will see the group play Ibiza Rocks this summer.
Already receiving heavy rotation on Tuune TV and with support from grass roots radio, ‘Seymour Evil’ sees Kids Unique in a cocksure mood. This is a bold brash slab of self-proclamation, but Kids Unique particular brand of hip-hop is also an articulate one, combining darkly comic observations and absurdist tales set to a pallet of charming lo-fi aesthetics, sharp lyrical skills and pop hooks.
Debut album ‘assortments’ is already available via digital download and a now sold out ltd edition CD which is already treasured by those in the know and lucky enough to pick up a copy upon its’ initial release low-key release.
‘Seymour Evil’ has just been added to the XFM evening playlist.