The loner obsessiveness can occasionally feel suffocating, but the hot-blooded hooks mean Kid Dad steer clear of becoming maudlin. Just. Even as Marius unabashedly croons ‘there’s only darkness hiding behind these eyes’ on Windows, the band soon break the floodbank with a primal roar of cymbals, cranked guitars and Marius’ own howl. In A Box is a Trojan horse, a downer drenched in waves of electrifying distortion. It’s couched in alienation, but Kid Dad’s debut is bursting to kick down doors and be heard by the wider world.
For Fans Of: Placebo, Smashing Pumpkins, Marmozets
In A Box is released on August 21 via Long Branch.