CLEAN CUT KID

Clean Cut Kid are a quartet from Liverpool consisting of husband and wife duo Mike and Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson.  I've seen the music described as "soulful pop ballads washed in Mersey water".  I'm not sure if this was the band's own description but it is very apt.  The band have their own record label called Babe Magnet Records (via Polydor) and have released two singles, breaking out in 2015.
 A debut album is scheduled to arrive this year and, although I have heard only the 4 songs from the two singles, they are heading the right way to be massive.  "Vitamin C" , the debut song is an atmospheric, raw track with elements of Electronic and Pop Punk with a catchy little chorus like an old 70s Folk hippie anthem.  The B-side "20 Years From Now" is a hybrid of 80s Pop Rock with a hint of Liverpool bands Cast and Echo And The Bunnymen.  Hard to pin a genre on this band which is always a good thing!
The second single lead track, "Runaway" is laden with harmonies and U2-like Rock guitars complete with chants and catchy lyrics while the companion track "Jean" reminds me of Fleetwood Mac or Supertramp, a light Pop Rock track.  The new single "Pick Me Up" is a brilliant rip-roaring catchy foot tapper which gives a good feeling of what the band are all about.
The group seem a bit wacky on the whole, and the music is experimental and unusual.  There are catchy hooks and melodies within the songs that will reach inside your brain and hang a while.  Look forward to the debut album this year!
 
 
 

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