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British blues revisited

UK band Kill It Kid brings a new interpretation of Americana to Thailand

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If your musical tastes run to Gram Parsons, Blind Blake, Etta James, Audioslave and Jack White, then you may want to catch British band Kill It Kid when they batter the stage tomorrow night in Bangkok, or the following night in Chiang Mai. 

Bandleader Chris Turpin describes the four-piece's music as "reconditioned delta bottleneck, Piedmont blues, Chess-era R'n'B, alt-country, rough diction and throated notes in affected songs played through radio valve amplifiers".

Named after the last tune recorded by early blues master Blind Willie McTell, the band was formed in Bath, England, in 2008. After recording an EP with John Parish (Eels/PJ Harvey/Tracy Chapman) as part of a university music course, they signed to massive UK independent label One Little Indian Records and recorded their debut album in Seattle, Washington, with producer Ryan Hadlock (The Gossip/Johnny Flynn/The Strokes).

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