KICKED IN THE TEETH have released a brand new 7” single Death Adventure alongside a reissuing of their debut Self Titled LP available on vinyl for the first time. The band formed toward the end of 2018, heavily influenced by punk and big riffs the band received a great initial reaction to their live gigs, drawing comparisons from classic bands like BAD RELIGION through to more contemporary acts like IDLES. They spoke with The Fountain about their track as well as their favourite live venue.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Death Adventure?
It comes out on the 14th , so far reviews have been really good, it’s odd playing heavier music as sometimes you get passed over a little bit, but I think more recently heavier bands have started to get noticed a bit and taken seriously, I like to think we fit in there somewhere, song writing is important to us, so it’s nice that it’s being noticed.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
Nihilistic but nice.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?
Hopefully to play live, that’s really where we all like to be, writing and making records is great and a lot of fun, more so in this band than probably any I’ve been in before, but playing live is why we all wanted to be in bands, the energy is great and it’s a proper social experience too, most of the friends I have that I didn’t go to school with I probably met at a gig.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I counted up where bands had taken me a couple of years ago and I’d played 36 countries over 5 continents, which sounds a little be ‘show offy’, but I had 10 years of touring the world with The Business, there are so many great communities all over the place and they all have different charm, some of the worst have been the best, I remember playing in Bangkok and the promoter was supposed to have hired in instruments, instead he took the display ones of the wall of the venue that had a ‘faux Hard Rock Café’ vibe going on, the venue was about three floors up and the building seemed to be made of wooden scaffolding, was a great gig in the end though. Locally my favourite venue is probably The Start and Garter, it’s not changed in the twenty plus years I’ve been going there, I’ve seen some amazing gigs there and played some great ones too. As far as looking forward, I don’t really know, there’s loads of cool grass roots things happening and I think as things progress there will be opportunities to play in interesting places, we have gigs booked up for the end of this year and into 2021 and they all look great, I don’t want to jinx any by naming them though!