Kick Kick began in the cellars of the suburbs with its eyes firmly set on the stadiums of the world. From the stage, spread out across the field and towering far up into the stands, the band envisioned a celebrating mass of humanity, teeny-boppers, hipsters, burnouts, valedictorians, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers – all invited to the same party, all dancing, all free.
Fueled by this vision of cross-generational/cross-cultural gatherings, the group spent months in a basement outside of Kansas City, writing and fine-tuning a set of songs to redefine music for the masses.
The result is Powerplay, an album so unique it defies comparison and so catchy that listeners will swear that these brand new songs are somehow the soundtrack to their fondest memories. Perhaps if The Beach Boys, The Clash, and The Rolling Stones took a time machine invented by Joe Meek, to the year 2056 and made a record this would be the result. Forced to label the sound, one might spit out something like “psychedelic power-pop with shades of punk rock.” But the band would simply call it “boss,” an all encompassing, empowering state of mind that the album explores.
Empowerment lies at the core of Kick Kick’s message – a belief that anyone can do it too – anyone can play their own stadium…whatever their stadium might be.
Kick Kick gave their live debut at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas in the spring of 2008. After the completion of Powerplay they returned to the stage to win Mix 93.3’s Battle For Red White and Boom. The fuse has been lit. There isn’t much time left until Kick-splosions rock stadiums all across the globe, restoring balance to the music business (and to the universe) and inspiring people everywhere to be their own boss.