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Piccadilly Records: The Kits "Primitive Tales"

After starting out in the city of Melbourne, Australia, The Kits relocated to London where their sound has come into its own. Their tales of crime, addiction and short-lived romances have resulted in a rapturous following and earned them support slots with The Dirtbombs, Wolfmother, The Saints and The Nightmarchers, as well as rave reviews in magazines like Kerrang and Artrocker. Taking as their starting point the days when rock’n’roll was still considered a threat to the morals of the world’s youth, The Kits are a garage rock’n’roll band at heart. They’ve taken the stomp and grit of the 50s and 60s and given it the injection of eternal youth through relentless guitar hooks and snarling vocals. Their music is for yesterday, for today, for tomorrow. 

The Kits debut album "Primitive Tales" was released through Dirty Water Records late in 2008 and has gone through several pressings. Reviews said: "I Want To Hold Your Hand and Go To Hell" is the coolest song of the year. Period. I had to get that off my chest. Many make it a point to say that powerpop is garage rock with some Kinks influence and better production, but this is not garage rock. The Kits have managed to carve themselves out a nice little space somewhere between the two. The album’s catchy, loud, and has plenty of snarls, wails, and early punk styled melodic riffs; the style of music is very much like Television and The Saints with heavy guitar, but with a little more willingness to at least attempt at having something called a vocal, with melodies that knock on the early post punk of Joy Division, with a little more power, a lot more heart, and a lot less darkness. 

Their latest recording session was produced by Chris Bailey (of The Saints), and the first release from these endeavours is available as seven inch vinyl. The vinyl single also features the track "Detroit Feeling" and is a limited edition release of 500 individually numbered copies, on 70gram thick red coloured vinyl.

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