Toronto’s Shy Kids are brilliant. Witty vocals backed by rowdy and psychedelic instrumentals they’re one of the best new bands we’ve heard this year and they seem to have come out of nowhere. They describe themselves as just kids jammin and, from the sounds wrapped up in their first ep, it’s not too hard to believe. Joyous and exuberant it’s the sort of record that can make you exited about music all over again.
Raise ‘em Right is my favorite of the three tracks, growling into life in an epic swell of guitars, tropical vibes and the heroic primary school putdown: Any one can have kids, even if you’re stupid, ask your parents they did… can’t be that hard it’s a tongue in cheek opening line that sets the benchmark for the rest of the record.
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