A guide to Kiwi Jr. and forthcoming debut LP ‘Football Money’
Kiwi Jr., featuring Alvvays’ guitarist Brian Murphy, are set to release their debut album on March 29th. And based on what we have heard so far, it is set to be a really fun and feel-good debut LP from the Canadian quartet.
With its strumming guitar riffs and throwback tones, Kiwi Jr.’s material warmly reminds us of the muisc of R.E.M. and The Strokes. This has been displayed wonderfully in three from the forthcoming LP, which were released in 2019. Espeically in the case of single ‘Salary Man‘, their music showcases the wonderful mix of the 2000’s garage rock revivial and 70’s glam, and in equal doses both melodic and energetic. ‘Gimme More’ and ‘Leslie’ also shine with their fuzzy guitar riffs and playfuness. Kiwi Jr.’s material also beautifully leaves much room for the pondering of life and its many mechanisms. This brings alot of comfort to their music – which is always welcome in these uncertain times.
The debut LP Football Money has already recieved rave reviews from Mojo and Uncut, and Kiwi Jr. have also already secured great supoort slots for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Wolf Parade, New Pornographers, and of course, Murphy’s Alvvays. Yes, elements of the sound are quite throwback, but Kiwi Jr. have enough vigour and infectous energy to craft a place for themselves in 2020 – and they are really worth looking out for.
Football Money will be out worldwide on March 29th.
Kiwi Jr. will also be performing at a bunch of venues across the UK later this month, so they will certainly be great chances to check out this exciting band! You can grab tickets here on SeeTickets.
January 29th – London – The Waiting Room
30th – Bristol – Old England
31st – Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
February 1st – Manchester – Gullivers
Check out the fun music video for ‘Salary Man’ below!
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