Liverpool’s thrilling fuzz-pop quartet Clean Cut Kid have announced details of their much-anticipated debut album. A string of exhilarating singles have given snapshots of their brilliance and now comes a record to match. Felt will be released on April 28th through Babe Magnet Records/Polydor and is available for pre-order from today. It will be preceded by a new single, Leaving You Behind, which has already received a Hottest Record accolade.
Clean Cut Kid are Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson. The four-piece are one of the most exciting breakthrough bands in the UK, their inventive take on anthemic guitar-pop the product of intense writing and rehearsal sessions at the band’s practice space in Liverpool.
What emerges is a contemporary indie-pop record filled with defiant pop hooks and emotionally-charged fragility. The band say that ‘the concept of ‘Felt’ is the timeline of a break-up from a relationship falling apart as you reach the end of the A side of the record; to flip into the B side where we emerge from the breakup and back into a new relationship.’ It’s a record that drags the listener through the rollercoaster of emotions experienced during the end of one relationship and the beginning of another, songs with a voice that is refreshing and honest in a generation of emotional detachment. Felt is an album that deals with the hard truths and uplifting highs of modern love.
Clean Cut Kid will embark on a headline tour in April and May and will also head out in support of Brit Award-nominated troubadour Michael Kiwanuka in May. The dates for the band’s headline tour are:
1st May Glasgow O2 ABC (w/Michael Kiwanuka)
2nd May Bristol Colston Hall (w/Michael Kiwanuka)
4th May Cambridge Corn Exchange (w/Michael Kiwanuka)
5th May London Royal Albert Hall (w/Michael Kiwanuka)
6th May Birmingham O2 Institute
8th May Bristol The Exchange
9th May Brighton Patterns
10th May London Scala
12th May Manchester Sound Control
20th May Liverpool Academy