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Emma Way
Emma Way

Songwriting graduate, music journo and sad song enthusiast based in South Wales.

The ever energetic and charismatic KEG return with angular cut ‘Kids’, taken from their forthcoming ‘Girders’ EP

Following the success of their debut release ‘Assembly’ in 2021, KEG are set to return with indie-art-punk EP ‘Girders’, September 2nd on Alcopop! Records/BMG. Angular new single ‘Kids’ allows the seven piece to test the waters for their upcoming release.

With rattly rhythmic guitars and an all-round outburst of unique instrumentation borrowed from outside influences, ‘Kids’ is smartly digressive while simultaneously a disguised introspection.

Speaking of the single KEG explain, “I’ve always had a great relationship with my mum, but there were occasional times where I remember her saying, ‘I love you loads, I just don’t like you very much at the moment.

Throwing social norms on their head in lyrical quips, ‘Kids’ features a host of references for if your kids liked un-child-like things like Michael McIntyre and Itsu. Put bluntly by the band as “a nice radio friendly song about hating your offspring.” So much so that the irony behind the lyric “isn’t it hard being signed to Rough Trade” just feels routine for this band.

Listen/watch ‘Kids’ here:

UK Tour Dates

May 20th | The Crescent – York, UK
May 21st | Esquires – Bedford, UK
May 28th | Wide Awake Festival – London, UK
May 28th | Dot To Dot Festival – Bristol, UK
May 29th | Dot To Dot Festival – Nottingham, UK
May 30th | Future Yard – Birkenhead, UK
July 8th | Also Festival – Warwick, UK
July 22nd | Latitude Festival – Suffolk, UK
July 24th | Standon Calling Festival – Standon, UK
July 29th | Farmfest – Burton, UK
July 30th | Deer Shed Festival – Thirsk, UK
August 5th | Wilderness Festival – Oxfordshire, UK
August 12th | Sur Le Lac Festival – St Gallen, Switzerland 
August 21st | Green Man Festival – Crickhowell, UK
September 1st | End Of The Road Festival – Salisbury, UK
September 3rd | Manchester Psych Festival – Manchester, UK
September 16th | Roisin Dubh – Galway, Ireland
September 17th | Whelan’s –  Dublin, Ireland 
September 18th | Ulster Sports Bar – Belfast, Ireland 
November 3rd | Heartbreakers – Southampton, UK
November 4th | Strings Bar – Newport, UK
November 9th  | The Bodega – Nottingham, UK
November 10th | Cluny 2 – Newcastle, UK
November 11th | Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
November 12th | Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh, UK
November 13th  | Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
November 15th  | The Louisiana – Bristol, UK
November 16th | Komedia – Brighton, UK
November 17th | 100 Club – London, UK