Kid Karate – ‘This City’

Kid Karate - this-city-

2013 looks like it could be a big year for Dublin duo Kid Karate. The release of their debut album Night Terrors, is only around the corner and closer on the horizon is their trip to SXSW.

With SXSW in mind Kid Karate have released a brand new track, ‘This City’. Offering a slightly different side to their usual snarl, Kevin Breen’s recognizable vocal screams and Steven Gannon’s pounding rhythms are met and matched by a bassline of Gang of Four proportions from Squarehead/Tieranniesaur bassist Ian McFarlane. Easily one of the most, if the most, written about artist on the blog over the past two years, it’s hardly a surprise that Kid Karate’s forthcoming album is one of my Irish albums to watch out for this year. 

You can download ‘This City’ for free below & if you’re going to SXSW, Kid Karate have two shows. On Wednesday the 13th of March they’re in the Gibson Room of Maggie Mae’s at 8pm and on Friday the 15th of March they’ll be playing the Full Irish Breakfast in BD Reilly’s at 1:20pm. Go and say hi, tell them uncle Barry sent you.

(Download) Kid Karate – Feral

We heard from Kid Karate not too long ago with their inclusion in Hot Press’ Genre Free compilation.

Now the Dublin punk/rock duo of Kevin Breen and Steven Gannon have unleashed ‘Feral’, the first track from their forthcoming debut album Night Terrors. Unleashed is pretty apt, ‘Feral’ is dangerously gritty, raw, brutal and full of blistering energy, thunderous guitars, howling vocals and ferocious drumming. 

Get a load of the gritty-rock-riffage that is ‘Feral’ below, things are certainly hotting up for Kid Karate’s debut album, Night Terrors, penned in for release later this year.

New Kid Karate | ‘Louder’ and ‘Wet’

Dublin ragged rock/punk duo Kid Karate have returned to the fray with a couple of tasty new tracks.

The tracks,  ‘Louder’ and ‘Wet’, are taken from Hot Press’ free downloadable album Genre Free. The good news is the lads haven’t lost any of the gutsy panache that made their debut EP, HEART, so good. The intervening time hasn’t seen the lads soften their approach, ‘Louder’ and ‘Wet’, are two slices of energetic, gritty riff-laden rock n roll at its best – fast becoming KK’s signature sound. In other KK news, there are rumours that a debut album may be with us soon. Let’s hope so!

You can grab the entire Genre Free album for free from here. It was produced by Hot Press in conjunction with Dublin’s Sound Training Centre and NDT Productions.