16 Sep Kidsmoke – Higher

Kidsmoke are Lance Williams, James Stickels, Tomas Hassall and Chris Trow.

Higher is the four-piece’s debut E.P.

Raised on the more introspective and cultivated Mancunian staples such as Joy Division and The Smiths (rather than the braggart, audacious variety), Kidsmoke cite trans-Atlantic kindred spirits Deerhunter, Wild Nothing and The Walkmen as influencing their sound as much as their homecity brethren.

The Americana twang to the Manchester boys’ sound is palpable and results in a far more garagey vibe with elements of 60s west coast psych in the vocals and reverb soaked strings.

It’s a rather lovely combination which you can listen to below.