Geezo... it's been over two-and-a-half months since I last formally 'Introduced...' you to one of the country's most promising young bands. So it's about time I did exactly that. I came across Little Things Like Kiwis on one of my routine trawls through SoundCloud. Their name and photo alone piqued my attention... just as well, 'cos they still don't have any songs up there. What followed was a bit of Googling and a lot of hoping that they were, at the very least, half decent.
But they're a lot better than that! They're busy demoing tracks for their first release, so there's not much kicking about online but earlier this year they followed in the footsteps of Kowalskiy-favourites Be Like Pablo and Fatherson, and recorded a track for Nut Sessions. The video is below, but first, here's what guitarist Michael had to say.
Kowalskiy: Who are Little Things Like Kiwis?
Michael: The band is made up of three members right now. Callum on Bass and vocals, Michael on Guitar and Rennie hitting Drums. We went to school in Inverness, but now live in Edinburgh.
Kowalskiy: How would you describe 'your sound'?
Michael: This is always a hard question to answer even for ourselves. I guess we are a indie/punk sort of thing haha, taking influences from bands like Bombay Bicycle Club, Born Ruffians and Tokyo Police Club. If you can sort of think of a blend of that. . . you may get the picture. We have loads of wee cool guitar riffs and fast moving bass lines.
Kowalskiy: PLUG AWAY!!!
Michael: Well right now we are starting demoing for our first Ep that we are working towards coming out in November/December. No idea yet as to what songs shall be on it or even a name for it. The only idea I have for a name right now is "My Cuban brothers pet bird" but we will just have to see what happens. Come check out our Facebook and listen to our Youtube videos on the page and tell your friends if you like whats going on.
Kowalskiy: What can we expect from you guys in the future?
Michael: Hopefully in the future we start gigging down in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We have been taking it slow to make sure we really enjoy the songs that we are making before taking to the stage. Also making our Ep and loads of little secrets that you will just have to look out for.
Tease! So, other than the videos on there Facebook, you'll just have to wait until the EP arrives. In the meantime though, make sure to keep an eye on this lot.