New Band of The Day: Blitz Kids
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As we’ve mentioned before, British rock music is in a good place. With bands like Blitz Kids, we can safely assume the future of the genre is equally as bright. The band combine the technical ferocity of Glassjaw with the dance rock sensibilities of Canterbury, and with the support of Red Bull Records, the band have been given their shot at becoming as big as the former. One of the band’s most striking songs is Story, with the band employing the vocal services of Kids In Glass Houses’ Aled Phillips. It is led by a riff that brings back memories of The Fall of Troy, and it erupts into a hook filled chorus that shows the band have the pop rock sensibilities to match their technical tunes. The aggressive side of the band is very much shown in Hold Fast. It is a frantic song that darts between chaotic riffs and urgent yet infectious choruses. Lyrically lead singer Joe James describes an existential crisis, stating, “I’ve taken for granted the feeling of staying young, Now my head fills my heart with a riot and a loaded gun.” With an album out in November, its only a matter of time before people start paying attention to Blitz Kids again. They are ready to push out of the periphery and take centre stage as rock’s next big thing.