Kidsmoke are Lance Williams, James Stickels, Tomas Hassall and Chris Trow and despite being long time friends they've only formed as a unit in early 2013. That being said they've come up with a solid, eminently listenable debut EP. The lead track 'Higher' kicks off with an almost psychedelic/60's California vocal and guitar which goes into shades of Prefab Sprout and I'm hooked.
Second track 'Take Me To The River' seems to have it's foundations in a slightly Americanised version of The Cure or New Order 'a la' Wild Nothing. It's a bouncier track that I can see becoming a fans favourite. 'Tired City Love' on the other hand is a lighter, poppier sound. It's catchy and for me, a possible single release. Final track, the aptly named 'Conclusion' has Pete Hook-esque bass-line with Roddy Frame guitar overlaid and a soft vocal that might just be my favourite track.
Let's hope we hear more from these shiny bright young things soon...Kidsmoke are very much on the right track, take a chance and go see them if you can on 10th September in Manchester's Deaf Institute supporting Cayucas or 19th October in Kraak.