“The Kick Boy live show is a force of nature.
Expect catchy guitar lines and razor-sharp drumming, fused together with an energised and cheeky stage presence”
Alunio, live review
Kick Boy are the spicy alt rock 3-piece you don’t know yet.
Since their live debut supporting surf-rock icons, Dutch Criminal Record in 2019, Kick Boy on a line-up has become shorthand for a damn good night out in their local Bristol scene. With driving fuzzed out bass, syncopated lightning percussion and the tastiest of guitar licks, the band are a machine of ecstatic chaos.
“Punchy and raw, but most importantly fun. This is what Kick Boy does best. It’s as if someone punched you in the chest with a sonic fist of joy.”
Stev-in, EP Review
|Genre||Alt-rock / post-punk / garage rock / surf punk / indie|
|Influences / Sounds like||Feet, Parquet Courts, Sports Team, Viagra Boys, Fidlar|
In a few more words
The band are:
Jamie Dennis on vocals, bass and rythm guitar;
Chris Robbs on backing vocals and lead guitar; and
Owen Ranson on drums.
The trio were brought together over a desire to get people moving, each bringing their own individual spin on the broad genre of rock. Owen starts the group off strong; being raised on a healthy mix of pop-punk and… very little else. He’s gigged with a number of bands over the years, and brings all of his experience in fast-paced rythm to each and every show.
Chris effortlessly strings together melodic solos with driving lead riffs. His influences stem mainly from classic and alt rock titans; Led Zeppelin, Jack White, The Strokes and Alice in Chains.
Jamie is the driving force behind the live show’s incredible stage presence. His vocal style has been compared to a coked up Adam Savage (Parquet Courts), which he combines with powerful bass riffs and erattic breakdowns to fearlessly lead the audience into his world of ‘hyperpunk’.
In song-writing, the team draw on anything out there for inspiration, bringing everything from funk to drum’n’bass, and reggaeton to techno. The result is a plethora of individually brilliant tracks, each with their own identity and genre influences, but all calling back to the trademark Kick Boy sound.
With 15 original tunes up their sleave, the band have an ability to improvise and adapt to any audience, be it opening for a surf-pop group or following up from a death-core band.
The guys have their two debut releases coming in hot for 2021; Blood Boy and Portland from Streetview, expected in May and July. With these official releases under their belt, they plan to tour up a storm as soon as Covid will let them. 2021 is the year of Kick Boy.