Clean Cut Kid confirmed to tour with Shura, Circa Waves

Posted on 24 July 2015
By Khyle Deen
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Hotly-tipped newcomers Clean Cut Kid have been confirmed to support Circa Waves and Shura on tour this autumn, following breakout single ‘Vitamin C’. The Liverpudlian four-piece will tour the UK with Shura throughout September (including a date at Brixton Electric on September 17) before playing four October dates with Circa Waves (featuring Brixton Academy on October 10).

Clean Cut Kid are Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson. “Soulful pop ballads, washed in Mersey water” is how Mike describes the band’s sound. The quartet possess an old-school gang spirit, their deep bond formed by around-the-clock rehearsals at their practice space in Liverpool. The group would spend day and night hunkered down there – Saul lived in it for a period, and Mike and Evelyn were on the same road. Keeping up with Mike’s prolific output, they have emerged with a wonderfully distinguished sound, where pop and experimentalism combine in glorious harmony.

“Clean Cut Kid are the thing missing in your life” – DIY

“An earworm debut channels Fleetwood Mac, Prefab Sprout and the White Stripes” Sunday Times Culture

“Lush, catchy…a good indication of where pop and indie meet in 2015” NME

“Clean Cut Kid arrive with a clear sense of direction and momentum…quite remarkable” Clash

“Melodies that will lodge cleverly and instantly between your ears” – Line Of Best Fit

“Euphoric…Clean Cut Kid are set to firmly embed themselves in the art-pop sphere” Hunger

Debut single Vitamin C’ is a three-minute slice of jubilant art-pop, armed with a triumphant chorus and a gliding, undeniable groove. It has already been added to the In New Music We Trust list at Radio 1 (championed by Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and Clara Amfo) and garnered praise online, with comparisons being drawn to Vampire Weekend and Fleetwood Mac amongst others. With festivals across the likes of Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Somersault Festival, Clean Cut Kid have also confirmed the following live dates:

July 29 Liverpool The Shipping Forecast (Headline Show)
July 30 London Red Gallery (Headline Show)
September 17 London Electric Brixton (w/ Shura)
September 23 Nottingham Rescue Rooms (w/ Shura)
September 25 Manchester Gorilla (w/ Shura)
September 26 Glasgow King Tuts (w/ Shura)
September 28 Leeds Brudenell Social Club (w/ Shura)
September 29 Birmingham The Oobleck (w/ Shura)
September 30 Brighton Old Market (w/ Shura)
October 2 Bristol Marble Factory (w/ Shura).
October 8 Norwich Waterfront (w/ Circa Waves)
October 9 Bristol 02 Academy (w/ Circa Waves)
Octobr 10 London Brixton Academy (w/ Circa Waves)
October 12 Leeds 02 Academy (w/ Circa Waves)