Four-piece electronic act, Kid Radio will fly into Newcastle on Thursday for two shows on the same day! They’ll play the lunch time slot at Newcastle University’s Bar On The Hill and later that night at the boys will light up the stage at the Lass O’Gowerie with local indie pop band, The Treehouse Children.
We chatted to Marcus from the band ahead of their arrival in town on Thursday. We started out by asking him he admired in his writing partner and band mate, Dylan Smith.
“He’s got a natural ear. If you ask him to play an A chord on the guitar he’d have no idea, but he’s great at listening to what I’m doing and creating something from it” he tells us over the phone from Melbourne.
Dylan and Marcus have been writing together for over a decade. While most Kid Radio songs are written on acoustic guitar, their self titled album is synth laden and experiments with a lot of sounds. It’s a collection of heavy beats, catchy chorus cries, exceptional production quality and a fresh team with years of stage experience.
“The melody and lyrics come first and we work out the production later on” Marcus says.
The album is full on heavy lyrics drawn from a multitude of experiences the songwriting pair went through during the production of the long player.
“Dylan gives a little background to the song Far East when we play it live, but besides that I don’t think anyone’s really listening to the lyrics when they hear us live. They’re too busy dancing, having a good time and drinking” he laughs.
Kid Radio hit Newcastle this Thursday (August 20) for shows at Newcastle University’s Bar On The Hill and later that night at the Lass O’Gowerie. Head to the band’s website for more info.
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