Residual Kid Spike Rock Riffs And Spicy Licks Into ‘Salsa’
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 09:05:20
Residual Kid is a band comprised of three teenage lads from Austin, Texas. And because the world loves to blend music, rhetoric, and optimism, they have already been branded as "the bad ass band that might just save rock" by the Huffington Post. Fact of the matter is, the new EP Salsa is pretty damned good, so good in fact that Residual Kid, with their natural talents and hard work, may just end up contributing to the salvation of rock 'n' roll. If it ever needs saving in the near future.
Maturity and an appreciation of the classics from Hendrix to Cobain influence a measured approach to the textures within their sound. You can here their heroes but not through cheap, adolescent mimicry. These are well articulated tracks that carry cracking lyrics and a depth of well-versed vision. This is an EP of solid tunes served well, by a tight band that knows how to behave with powerful instruments in their hands.
Having toured festival stages and shared spotlights with other bands, it appears as if 2016 will be a telling year for Residual Kid. Signed to Sire Records, captivating crowds, and receiving critical adoration are all pretty telling so far. ARTISTdirect Interviews caught up with the lads, to distract those still in school from their classes, and to check the trajectory of a band that everyone is behind.
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