A bloody brilliant debut from this Colchester five piece. Shards of Pavement mix freely with Idlewild to create a blazing mini-album. The skewered ghost of Colchester’s most famous sons Blur runs through the record like an old tape of b-sides and lost classics. Sonic Youth pop by for tea and biscuits. “So dust off all these riot shields and wait, cos love is just in videos we hate,” they spit with contempt.
Absent Kid still wear their influences proudly on their sleeves, but mix them freely with their own voice to arrive in a manner that rewards immediately and promises this band can only get better.
8Darren Kramble's Score