Rising Aberdeen band The Little Kicks are to launch their latest single Girl, taken from their upcoming third album, at a gig in the city’s Lemon Tree on Saturday, August 3.
The launch will come hard on the heels of their debut performance as the headline act at the legendary King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow on the Friday (August 2).
"As a band we are incredibly excited to be launching our new single at the Lemon Tree as it's a really special venue for us. Playing in Aberdeen is always a big buzz but it's been some time since we did a headline show in our home-town,” said The Little Kicks frontman Steven Milne.
“As well as playing the single we will also be previewing some of from our upcoming album. It's really nice to get to the stage now where we can finally let people hear the songs performed live.
“The other bands and DJs will also make it a great night so we are really looking forward to it."
Girl is the first single to be taken from The Little Kicks’ upcoming third album, called Put Your Love in Front of Me and the b-side is a cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic Dreams.
The single will be available as a digital download from all major online retailers from Monday (July 29) and Put Your Love in Front of Me will be released on Monday, September 30. The album was partially funded by Creative Scotland.
The band – Aberdeen lads Steven Milne, Andrew Corse, Lewis Porter and Scott Kelman - recently completed a two-week tour of the UK and Europe, previewing the material from the new album to a great response.
They will be supported at the 8pm August 3 gig by Uniform, Marionettes and HomeAlone DJs and the £7 tickets are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
With Aberdeen as their home base, The Little Kicks have toured across the UK in their own right several times to a great response and played at festivals such as T in the Park, Belladrum, Insider and Connect.
Their debut album Boxing Clever was greeted with critical acclaim in the Scottish and UK music press, and led to shows in both Japan and Germany.
Over time the band have shared stages with the likes of Foals, The Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, Glasvegas, Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Errors, The Kooks, Editors and The Macabees; have recorded live sessions for XFM, BBC Radio and have also been played on national radio by both Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson.
In 2011, The Little Kicks released a free download single, Call Of Youth, which gained airplay on both BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.
Their second album The Little Kicks was released in November that year, following a two-week tour across the UK, and was favourably reviewed in the NME (7/10) who said the band “produced a nice line in brittle funk alongside pocket epics they should be proud of”. IsThisMusic awarded the album 4****/ 5; The Scotsman named The Little Kicks as a band of the year for 2011/2012 and The Sun newspaper also included the band in a feature of Top 10 for 2012.
In addition, last July Q Magazine named the band as one of Ten Scottish Bands You Maybe Haven’t Heard Of But Should, and they were named as Best Live Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (Sama’s).
More information about The Little Kicks is available online at www.thelittlekicks.co.uk and they can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org