EP Premiere: Kid Wave, ‘Gloom’

Tess Duncan

By Tess Duncan

on 11.11.14 in News

British-based quartet Kid Wave feel their way through varying strains of garage rock on their upcoming EP. The title, Gloom, doesn’t exactly imply the overall mood of the record, which lands in a beach-y dreamworld at times and a reverberating, psychedelic realm at others. Twisted, driving guitars on “All I Want” are evened out by its sunny, hook-laden chorus. “Young Blood” is where the consistently disaffected vocals are at their best, riding alongside convulsing, surf-inspired riffs. Kid Wave’s serrated edges, wistful lyrics and mid-tempo melodies intertwine on Gloom for four breezy rock ‘n’ roll tracks.

Kid Wave has signed with Heavenly Recordings in the UK, (Temples, the Wytches and TOY). Gloom is due out on November 24.