Tracks Of The Week, 13.10.14

Inspired by the likes of Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell, Kill It Kid have built up a loyal following over the last six years and – through determined touring and admirable dedication – they have now released their first full length album.

Taken from their debut offering comes the single, ‘I’ll Be The First’. With lashings of fervent blues riffs, pounding grunge-infused beats and impassioned vocal harmonies, it’s a blast of pure, unadulterated rock. With shades of The Dead Weather, Kill It Kid are sure to leave a trail of raw, fist-clenching delirium in their wake.

You Owe Nothing, the debut album from Kill It Kid, will be out 10th November. And you can catch them live:


1st November – Leeds, The Cockpit

2nd November – Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut

3rd November – London, Oslo

4th November – Bath, Komedia

5th November – Birmingham, Academy

6th November – Manchester, Ruby Lounge

8th November – Open, Norwich


Compared to the likes of Bjork, Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor, Anglo-Norwegian songstress Sasha Siem has shared her new single, ‘My Friend’. And, having already received acclaim from the likes of Clash and Q Magazine, it looks set to be capturing the nation’s attention imminently.

Oozing a delicate beauty, ‘My Friend’ is bound to cast its spell over you on first listen. As Siem’s smooth vocals cascade like a crystal clear stream, sweeping strings and grandesque melodies flow effortlessly. A charmingly affecting offering, this is a track that will enchant and captivate like no other.

‘My Friend’ is available to stream now, preceding Siem’s special London show at St Pancras Old Church on 27th November.


Hailing from Australia, Animal House now reside in what would seem to be the new centre of the music world – Brighton. Oozing scuzzy garage-rock, the new single ‘Sour’ is reminiscent of some of those early noughties indie-rock favourites such as Kings Of Leon or Libertines, but retains its own unique, fraught energy.

Filled with raw, howling vocals and classic indie melodies fused together with an upbeat, catchy tempo, ‘Sour’ exudes an explosive excitement and a charged, anthemic vigour. Proof that Animal House are the new ones to watch from Britain’s trendiest musical hub.

‘Sour’ is released 20th October, followed by an extensive UK tour:


Wed Oct 22 – Brighton, Sticky Mikes Frog Bar (launch party)

Thur Oct 23 – Wakefield, Snooty Fox

Fri Oct 24 – Leeds, Eiger Studio

Mon Oct 27 – Manchester, Retro Bar

Tue Oct 28 – Sheffield, Dada

Wed Oct 29 – Bristol, Thunder Bolt

Thur Oct 30 – Oxford, The Jericho

Fri Nov 7 – Kingston, The Fighting Cocks

Sat Nov 8 – London, Stags Head Hoxton (launch party)


Although attempting to find out any information about the wonderfully named Pigskin Godhead proved almost impossible, I couldn’t not include their latest offering – ‘Martian Tripping’ – in this week’s TOTW. Having heard the track on (yes, you guessed it) Lauren Laverne’s 6 Music show, I was immediately impressed by its rough around the ages, raw punk vibe.

Consisting of John Wynne and Gary Wainman, Pigskin Godhead describe themselves as a “live band from the ‘North’” who dress like “Geography teachers on a day trip”; illuminating stuff. Fashion sense aside, however, here is a band who appear to refreshingly bring music back to basics: with shades of T REX, ‘Martian Tripping’ fuses a ‘70s Glam Rock ethereal, psychedelic vibe with a raw, vehement Punk attitude. And they have a great name: what’s not to love?

Listen to ‘Martian Tripping’ here:



Mari Lane


Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.