We will be be in TEXAS in March for South By Southwest in Austin. Dates to come in late January.
The Kids From Nowhere is an international experiment in American music, based in Israel. Members include singer/songwriter Zach Wheat (Texas), drummer "Element" Yves Elisee Akowendo (Côte d'Ivoire), bassist Elad Avni (South Africa) and guitarist Babush (Israel).
The band is heavily influenced by Texas "outlaw" country music, the British Invasion, and the proto-punk songwriting of Lou Reed and Mark E. Smith.
Active since 2007, Kids From Nowhere have played to Israeli and American audiences and are releasing their first LP, "Kick It In" in October, 2012. Produced by Or Bahir (Eatliz, Amit Erez) the album combines vintage rock arrangements and traditional songwriting with modern recording methods. And noise. Lots and lots of noise.
Kick it in is not an album that wants to imitate the classics, but the band definitely found a unique and personal way to translate those legendary staples of modern music to their own reality and personality, managing to craft a fresh, appealing and truly honest record that would sit really well among other music from influential artists such as Johnny Cash, Kris Kristoffersson, Willie Nelson and more. Most of all, this record is just a very powerful statement about how keeping things simple and straight to the point is always the best approach, when accomplished with personality and honest inspiration. All the sheer energy that fuel every song off this album just really makes me feel that the band could be an even more astonishing act on a stage, free to unleash their full potential.
Andrea Caccese - cultso.com
The music is hefty, funny, pretty much masterfully produced and it practically RAINS the timeless charisma of All Things that feel and smell Honky Tonk on you. I would go as far as to state that the authenticity of the content is pretty perplexing, as I personally have no doubt whatsoever that even the most hardened and unforgiving outlaw blues rock aficionado would give the immediate thumbs up upon hearing the fray, and, trust me, Elvis approves, too. See? He does not object.
GyZ - Noise Shaft
This album is a rare achievement. usually rock revivalists are annoying, specifically those of the "Are you ready to rock?" variety. So it is refreshing to find competent songwriters like Zach Wheat who can remind us of what was so great about straightforward, powerful rock n roll music to begin with. What is most refreshing, however, is how literate the whole thing is. Wheat is a smart guy who knows his subject, and the rest of his band-mates follow suit, to deliver what is needed to make this album work effectively.
Rick Jamm - JamSphere
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