The Little Kicks are :
the little kicks are a Scottish four-piece band with soaring ambition and great potential. The band plays tight, melodic, upbeat songs that never outstay their welcome.
Interest in the little kicks has significantly increased in the last year. The bands first gig of 2005 was a sell-out show, headlining at the city's revered Lemon Tree venue (550 capacity). The bands recent gig at Radio 1's "best venue in Scotland", The Tunnels; attracted the largest crowd the venue has had since its opening. The band were also delighted to recently win Radio 1's Demo Derby competition with a majority vote of 92%. They were one of three bands to supply music to an online game by Virgin (play online at www.loseryouranger.com.
Recent high profile support slots have included The Rakes, Morning Runner, White Rose Movement, The Duels, The Editors, The Kooks, The Research, Thee Unstrung, Dogs, Hal, the Envelopes, The Lodger and The Mystery Jets. The band also headlined June's Scottish "Pride" Festival and won the Scottish Final of Lee Jeans Unsigned Nationwide Competition, held in Glasgow, judged by Radio1 and the NME.
EP#3 is now on sale in Fopp Aberdeen. This is to be ditributed all over the UK to every Fopp store.
The band also run and promote their own club night in Aberdeen and have had nationwide press and high standards of touring bands: MSTRKRFT, The View, The Rumble Strips have been amongst a few of the signed bands to play here, but the real focus is on unsigned talent and great indie DJing. For more info check out: www.myspace.com/dirtyheartsclubsnafu
'The Little Kicks, little is the key to success it would seem. The Little Kicks have been making waves in Scotland for the last year, plus supporting high profile bands from Dogs to Hal they have that adaptable sound that can
be rocked up a notch or doped down nice and slow. Lead singer Steven Milne
has a raw honesty in his voice, that belies the strength of the band, but
that's why it's so appealing, you can tell The Little Kicks can properly
rock out when given the chance on stage. In 2005 they won the Lee Sounds
Scottish final and a Radio 1 Demo Derby, in 2006 they'll move south and you better be ready.'
Blowback Magazine, February 2006
'But Aberdeen's finest don't need fancy pyrotechnics or giant Lemons (Ooh,
now there's a Cogno/Kicks cross branding idea though) to succeed. Equally accomplished in guitar led material like Summertime and the keys base By My
Side they continue to go from strength to strength and have recently picked
up support slots for some of the finest new bands in the UK – The Kooks,
Editors & Yeti among them.'
Cogno Magazine, October 2005