So let us be clear for the avoidance of doubt today’s featured band aren’t technically kids and the aren’t actually from Reykjavik.   Reykjavik Kids are in fact Scott Munro and Paul Tissington who met in Newcastle, bonded over their love of guitar riffs and melody, and decided to write together.  Their self-titled debut track fuses together their shared musical obsessions, which see edgy muscular guitar riffs mix with edgy urgent melody.  There are shades of Interpol, early Editors and dash of The Chapman Family albeit with a lo-fi sensibility and it demonstrates the duos ability to write darkly intelligent guitar driven indie which although sombre is never dispiriting or lacking in hope.

London label Tigre Fair released their debut single, on 12″ vinyl/digitally for  Record Store Day on 18th April.  It also features a remix from UK electronic producer Thermal Bear.

The duo will be on tour during May and June with The Happy Hollows, before releasing an EP in the summer

 Fri 29th May – Sheffield – South Sea

Sat 30th May – Milton Keynes – The Craufurd Arms

Thu 4th June – Nottingham – The Lofthouse

Fri 5th June – Newcastle – The Dog and Parrot

Sat 6th June – Manchester – The Castle Hotel

Sun 7th June – Glasgow – 13th Note

Tue 9th June – London – The Finsbury

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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