After spending the last few months building and developing their sound, which looks to blur the lines between indie, rap, Britpop, punk and so much more, London-based outfit KIDS are now ready to introduce their sound to the world with their debut singles 'Alcohol & Cigarettes' and 'Settle Down'.
Channelling a brilliantly rich and adventurous aesthetic throughout, both Alcohol & Cigarettes' and 'Settle Down' make for enticing listening. Brimming with fresh and euphoric textures, dynamic production, and a feel-good energy from start to finish, they are emerging as one of the more exciting names on the scene this year.
So with the new offerings available now, we sat down with Beau Blaise from the group to find out more about his origins and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
The piano, first thing I played, first thing I loved.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
Hmmmm Indie Rock and Early 00s Hip Hop. Artic Monkeys, The Strokes, Jamie T, Dre, Em, 50 and Jay all have a special place in my heart.
What was the first album you remember owning?
The Eminem show… My grandma didn’t think I should be listening to it… She was probably right.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Train in Vain by The Clash or If She Wants Me by Belle and Sebastian. Two of my favs, beautiful songs.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
Don’t do the same thing as last time. Go off life experience and real feeling. Don’t over think it.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
At the minute I’m on an Easy Life, Chemical Brothers and Idles tip. Easy Life when I’m chilling Chemical Brothers and Idles when I’m running.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Mike Skinner, Damion Albarn in any form (Blur, Gorillaz, Africa Express etc…)
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
When people are genuinely moved by your music. And it helps them with whatever they’re going through.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Waiting for the music business to catch up to your ideas.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Don’t stop, don’t ever stop making.
KIDS' new singles 'Alcohol & Cigarettes' and 'Settle Down' are available to stream now. Check them out in the player below.