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 Exit Kid Release New Track “Sura”

July 7, 2022
Photo Credit: Tristan Bejawn

Exit Kid Release New Track “Sura”

Exit Kid share venomous new effort ‘Sura’, the new single is out now and comes ahead of the band’s upcoming summer shows.

Following on from the release of May’s alt-rock stomper ‘Out Of Time’ and their acclaimed ‘Basis’ EP in late 2021, ‘Sura’ provides another stark reminder of the group’s relentless grunge-pop capabilities, with frontman Emre Türkmen’s soaring vocals taking centre stage throughout. 

Detailing their new track, Türkmen explained: “Sura is about the futility of trying to please everyone and the disconnect between who we claim to be and who we really are”.

Emre Türkmen and Dylan Bell (drums) met fatefully during the 2017 tour of Emre’s former band, Years and Years. The new friends would go on to found “Metal Night” – a much anticipated event that occurred once a week backstage where they’d rally the roadies and play 90’s and 00’s hard rock as loud as was tolerable. It’s here that the two would come to form what we now know as Exit Kid.

From here they initially made a name for themselves with a string of high-octane fuzzed out releases, leaning on the most exhilarating elements of 90s alternative. Maintaining this thrilling start-point, they’ve added further strings to their bow in their adoption of shoegaze and dream-pop ingredients.

The new single is this raucous and raw affair, cutting riffs and deep heavy tones build this impressive landscape. Rhythmic melodies emerge and collide with the melodic vocal harmonies that soar above the vast structure. Fuzz fused hooks and lyrics that allure your full attention, this is a mighty ensemble filled with plentiful textures and this essential energy. The sound these two musicians convey is something else, the blistering release will consume you.

With their spirited brand of punk infused grunge that heralds 90’s heavyweights such as Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies and Blur, it’s no wonder the duo have found praise from the likes of NME, The Independent, Stereogum, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Dork and Clash among many others. 

Arriving ahead of the band’s two London shows, Exit Kid’s ‘Sura’ is out now and available via all digital platforms.

Live Dates 
14th July – Paper Dress Vintage, London
4th Aug – Jaguar Shoes, London

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