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KILL IT KID (UK)

In February 2008 John Parish [producer of PJ Harvey, Eels] was invited by a tutor at Bath Spa University to exhibit his recording skills by taking a group into the studio and letting students watch - Big Brother style. Kill It Kid were that guinea pig band. "We sat and slogged for like 12 hour days singing over and over again trying to get these songs right whilst about 20 students sat in the other room listening to us," explained KIK's vocalist Chris Turpin. "It was a bit strange - I don't know if there was tutoring going on or what." However, behind the glass screen and under the pressure Richard Jones [violin], Adam Timmins [bass], Stephanie Ward [vocals/piano], Marc Jones [drums] and Turpin produced their debut EP, which drew increasing label interest. 

Kill It Kid were signed to One Little Indian Records three months later and began touring the UK widely. In January 2009 they were flown to Seattle to record their debut album with the legendary producer Ryan Hadlock (Foo Fighters, The Gossip, The Strokes) in the world famous Bear Creek studio.After two successful single releases from that album they released their self titled debut album in October 2009 to critical acclaim. Subsequently the album was nominated for XFM's New Music Award 2010.

Kill it Kid have toured the UK and Ireland extensively, supporting the likes of Brandi Carlile, Feeder, Foy Vance and Pete and the Pirates. The band have also toured through Europe, and hit the UK and European 2010 festival scene hard. In March 2010 they played the US spring break festival South by Southwest in Austin Texas.

They will release their second album Feet Fall Heavy on One Little Indian on September 19, 2011.