Clean Cut Kid debut video + announce UK headline shows

June 25, 2015


Clean Cut Kid debut video, UK headline shows (Polydor)

Top 10 Spotify Viral Chart, Radio 1 support

“Clean Cut Kid are the thing missing in your life” – DIY

“Melodies that will lodge cleverly and instantly between your ears” – Line Of Best Fit

“Reminiscent of an experimental early ’70s Fleetwood Mac effort” – The 405

“Euphoric…Clean Cut Kid are set to firmly embed themselves in the art-pop sphere” Hunger

Clean Cut Kid have today revealed the video for ‘Vitamin C’ and announced they will play two headline shows in July, ahead of extensive Radio support and reaching Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral Chart for their debut single via Polydor.

 Directed by David Mould and filmed in a local working men’s club, the video to ‘Vitamin C’ upsets the expectations of its imposing central character and his unique relationship with dance. Nodding to Fred Astaire and interpreting routines from classic movie choreography (Flashdance, Cabaret), the clip was inspired – says the band – “by framing something heart-wrenching in uncomfortable and somewhat dirty textures. That juxtaposition has always come quite naturally to us musically, so when we heard David’s brief, it grabbed us instantly as the first visual representation of our music.”

 The hotly-tipped four-piece will play a hometown gig at The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool on July 29th and London’s Red Gallery on July 30th. Tickets go on sale on Friday 19th June at 9am.

‘Vitamin C’ is a three-minute slice of jubilant art-pop, armed with a triumphant chorus and a gliding, undeniable groove. It has been championed by Radio 1 (played by Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and Clara Amfo) and garnered praise online, with comparisons being drawn to Vampire Weekend and Fleetwood Mac amongst others. Clean Cut Kid recently played Huw Stephen’s night at The Social and have announced appearances at Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Somersault Festival.

Clean Cut Kid are Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson. “Soulful pop ballads, washed in Mersey water” is how Mike describes the band’s sound. The quartet possess an old-school gang spirit, their deep bond formed by around-the-clock rehearsals at their practice space in Liverpool. The group would spend day and night hunkered down there – Saul lived in it for a period and Mike and Evelyn were on the same road. Keeping up with Mike’s prolific output, they have emerged with a wonderfully distinguished sound, where pop and experimentalism combine in glorious harmony. 

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