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