New Music: Kidsmoke ‘Heartache’


While their last single ‘Cut Yourself Loose’ has racked up over 20,000 plays (and counting) across Soundcloud, Spotify and other sources, Welsh Indie-Pop outfit, Kidsmoke have announced their second single of 2016,’Heartache’. Recorded by Ben Trow and mixed by Darren Lawson (My Bloody Valentine, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart).

Ethereal vocals and delicate guitars float over a hypnotic bass and drum template on new single ‘Heartache’. Combining heavy rhythms and compulsive hooks in equal measure makes for yet another enduring Kidsmoke release.

‘Heartache’ will be looking to take the interest that the band garnered with ‘Cut Yourself Loose’ and build upon it. The track appeared on a number of reputable blogs and was also included in the first edition of Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Six Strings playlist, where it was streamed over 10,000 times.

‘Heartache’ will be available physically as part of a limited edition run on April 8th. As well as including ‘Cut Yourself Loose’ as a b-side, the release will also include some hand-written lyrics. The CD is available to pre-order from here and will also be available at the band’s upcoming shows.

Kidsmoke will be playing the following live dates, these are the first set of shows that have been announced for 2016. There will be more to come but the dates booked so far are as follows:

30th April – Soup Kitchen, Manchester * w/ Mayflower
9th May – Gullivers, Manchester * w/ CAMP STAG
13th May – The Wynnstay, Wrexham – FOCUS Wales *Acoustic*
13th May – Central Station, Wrexham – FOCUS Wales
23rd May – Gullivers, Manchester *w/ The Hosts
11th June – The Finsbury, London
18th June – Alexander’s Live Chester – Chester Live
1st July – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester

The artwork for the two singles was designed specifically by local artist Mike Payne. After being given the two tracks to listen to, Payne ran with his ideas. A theme of night and day emerged from his depiction of them, the perfection summation of the different feels and influences the tracks gave him.

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