Mancunian sextet Feed The Kid are set to release two new singles via B33 records.  The news follows a series of headline performances in Manchester.

The first of the singles, In The City (released 23 September) is firmly rooted in Manchester, even playing on its fame as the rainy city and reflecting on the mundanity of life.  Vocalist Curtis Taylor commented “People are struggling all over. It is about our city, but then every city is the same. it chews you up and spits you out. Capitalism at its peak. Even though we are not a punk band this has a longing for rebellion. Call it what you want, punk, psychedelic, rock and roll, punkadelica. Its soundtrack for the rebellion.”

The rough edged delivery of the vocals and a deft lyrical sentiment Curtis conveys is key to Feed The Kid’s appeal. Feverish growling is used in all the right places while the rest of the band keep a taught and disciplined performance – from the soft round tones of the Wurlitzer to Irish-born Ciaran Egan’s folk-fuelled strumming.

Second single, Century, goes further in terms of picking on aspects of modern life.  Taylor explains “This song is more ”relaxed, but picks on our country influences. Its still about modern life, but the sleazy aspect. There’s only lust in modern day life  -‘when i come the loneliness subsides’. It’s all plastic, top to bottom.”

Born out of necessity following the conception of drummer Adam’s child, the group was formed to ease the financial burden of young fatherhood and to literally – FEED THE KID. Curtis wryly affirms; “it’s a name that has a true orientation and backstory

The band which also comprises of bassist Dane Stubbs and recent recruits; guitarist Jake Murphy and keys player Alex Goulding, have rapidly gained a heady recognition for their uncompromising style.

Feed The Kid can be caught live in Manchester and the region throughout the Summer and Autumn:

16-18 September   –   Ramsbottom Festival
24 September   –   Victoria Warehouse with Primal Scream and Black Grape
8 October   –   Neighbourhood Festival