Records hold a very special place in the hearts of listeners, especially musicians. Whether it be through the distinct artwork or a stand-out track, records have the unique ability to instantly take us back to the first time we heard them.
We asked Marcus Ross of four-piece soulful electronic act, Kid Radio what his favourite releases and album artworks are, and to take us behind the scenes of their new album self titled debut which was produced by Count Bounce (TZU, Pez, Ash Grunwald, Sietta, Joelistics).
What is your favourite album of all time?
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Based on a True Story.
What was the first album you bought with your own money?
Rage Against the Machine- Self titled.
What was playing on your family stereo growing up?
Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra.
Which album did you play to death as a teenager?
Bob Marley- The Legend.
What albums are you currently listening to?
George Fitzgerald – Fading Love, Asgier- In the Silence.
What has been your favourite EP or album release of 2015 so far?
Jamie XX- In Colour (hands down).
What record stores can you not live without visiting regularly and why?
I need to be honest here- iTunes & Beatport seem to be where I spend most of my $$.
Did you dream of putting out your own album as a child/teenager?
Yep, ever since I first learnt how to air guitar on my mum’s tennis racket.
Why did you decide on a self-titled album for your debut, and was it the only title you had for the album?
We started work on this album before we had a name for this project so until get back in the studio this album really is Kid Radio.
What was the inspiration behind the album artwork for Kid Radio and who designed it?
The prism was designed by a couple of good friends Rob Jones & Jacob Redding. Basically put the album on in a room with a couple of lasers, a crystal prism and a camera and this is the result.
What is your most memorable moment from recording Kid Radio?
Our dinner breaks watching the Northside Women’s Roller Derby next door was pretty memorable- that’s a hardcore sport!!
KID RADIO ALBUM OUT JULY 24TH
KID RADIO – TOUR DATES
Thursday 30th July
Shebeen, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 1st August
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Saturday 8th August
The Man, Falls Creek VIC
Thursday 13th August
Rad Bar Wollongong NSW
Friday 14th August
The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
Friday 21st August
Republic Bar, Hobart TAS
Saturday 22nd August
Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney NSW
Thursday 10th September
Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury WA
Friday 11th September
The Odd Fellow, Fremantle WA