Album Remarks & Appraisals:
2009 debut from the British Pop quintet. For want of an easy comparison, a blend Tom Waits, Antony Hegarty, Gomez and The Raconteurs has been mentioned. But Kill It Kid have a sound very much of their own - an impassioned, adventurous slant on Blues and dark Pop through powerful songs, gorgeous two-part vocals and a penchant for down-home storytelling. The dual vocals of Chris Turpin and Stephanie Ward, singing whiskey-soaked lullabies combined with forceful strings and strong percussion, make Kill It Kid a band crafting mature melodies wise beyond their years. The album was recorded in Seattle with Ryan Hadlock at his studio; the same space Fleet Foxes recorded their eponymous album.
Clash (magazine) - "Chris Turpin's unique voice encompasses the gruffness of Elvis Presley combined with the range of Gomez's Ben Ottewell. He is well complimented by the classy harmonies of pianist Stephanie Ward..."