Hailing from deepest, darkest Essex, Absent Kid are a five piece who play an energetic brand of indie-pop. Fronted by brothers Martin and Richard Williams, the band began gigging around their native Colchester and soon earned favourable comparisons to Idlewild, Radiohead and Pavement.
After a few ventures to London, the fledgling Absent Kid would soon get their first break after winning the Diesel U-Music Award for Best New Rock act. Some NME coverage later and the band were soon releasing debut mini-album ‘I Burnt Down the Family Business’ through legendary North London indie label Fierce Panda. They began playing gigs with the likes of The Subways, Art Brut, Kasabian and Queen Adreena and featured on both MTV2 and Radio One, as well as recording a session for XFM.
The new album ‘Misadventure’ is the bands finest work to date, a classic indie-rock album with a triumphant outlook, brimming with catchy hooks, jerky spazz-rock grooves and punch the air moments!
“…The best unsigned band in the country” NME
“…A hugely inventive collection.” 4/5 Kerrang!
”…an undeniable commercial sensibility that promises to keep the band on the radio map for some time to come.” Music Week
“…This is 25 minutes of old school indie rock music and consistently excellent old school rock music at that.” Clash Magazine
“…A cacophony of styles and volumes, spitting spidery guitar lines one minute, then violent whirls of distortion the next. The only thing that’s consistent is the quality.” Rock Sound
"Classic Indie Rock - they mean business" The Fly
"Bloody Brilliant..." Drowned in Sound
"Thoughtful intelligent noise pop" Rock Sound