Fresh from the success of their debut US tour where they played to thousands in Chicago at The Wicker Park Fest and at the infamous Sayers Club in Hollywood where Rumer Willis opened the night for them – Kid Karate are currently on their first UK live tour and have released their EP release ‘Lights Out’.
We're heading down to the Leeds show this weekend at the newly opened Belgrave Music Hall and we can't wait to see what the live show has to offer. To find out more about the band, watch the new video and see where you can catch them on tour click below...
Meet Kid Karate- vocalist/guitarist Kevin Breen and drummer Steven Gannon. Behind Breen’s thunderous riffing and howling, and Gannon’s primal drumming, the duo makes a particularly huge kind of rock and roll. Like a more focused Death From Above 1979, or a rougher and noisier LCD Soundsystem, Kid Karate emits far more noise than two boys ought to be able to.
From being featured on Topman’s suave Topman Generation blog to hosting and DJing their own indie club night in hometown Dublin, the duo, with their intoxicatingly friendly personalities, are certainly standouts in the creative world. Kid Karate are very much engrained in the fabric of the music scene in Dublin and have collaborated with members of two other rising star bands in the scene, Jason Boland (of Kodaline) and Dave Pendergast (of Overhead, The Albatross), who produced/engineered the recordings on this debut EP.
There's still time to catch them on tour
3 Oct - Plug - Sheffield UK
4 Oct - Duchess - York UK
5 Oct - Belgrave Music Hall - Leeds UK
7 Oct - Kasbah - Coventry UK
2 Nov - London Calling Festival - Amsterdam NL