With each member under the age of 17…..
The Kids are exactly that, kids. But don’t let their age fool you, because this young punk band with attitude can rock and play hard and aggressive, leading the charge for Aussie punk bands across the globe with authentic original punk songs.
Channelling their teenage angst into their music, The Kids’ rage fuelled rock embraces the punk and grunge greats of the past, with their inspirations ranging from Nirvana, Dead Kennedys and Bad Brains, to Generation X, Black Flag and the Sex Pistols. Reinventing punk rock for a new generation, they maintain the rebellious streak the genre is known for, while modernising it through their youth.
Led by rock / punk drummer Jagger Alexander-Erber who is already played with other bands including Moon from age 10 also on GRR, the band has rocked shows across the world, supporting both national and international acts ranging from Skidrow, LA Guns, Living Colour and Rose Tattoo to name but a few gaining rave reviews from stages at LA’s famous Whisky-a-go-go to The Cherry Bar in Melbourne and everything in between.
At only 17 Jagger has had a life full of experiences.
Taking these ups and down in stride, he has written his debut album I Just Wanna Be Happy, released via Riot Records which is part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment Group in 2019. The title track “I Just Wanna Be Happy” and their debut single “School” both with videos was released early in 2018 to rave reviews,
Their new double A side single features the smash hit “I Thought My Family Was Rich” and a killer cover of Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name”. This will be followed by headline several tours to see out 2019.
After a string of sold out shows in October in Adelaide , Queensland , Melbourne and NSW in late 2019 their support for Billy Idol’s National Australian tour in Jan and Feb 2020 was massive to rave reviews (see below for review from wall of sound Feb 2020
The seated area of the Hordern seemed to fill quickly, while the floor crowd flowed in slowly. Still, a sizeable crowd was in the room when first support act, The Kids, took to the stage. Drummer, Jagger Alexander-Erber greeted us in his underwear, yelling a proud “Fuck you!”
**I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these kids before, each member under the age of 17. My initial response was “Holy shit, if they were my kids I’d kick their arse”; which I quickly learnt is their intent. Their aim is to shock and offend, as they channel all their anger and angst into their music, which in hindsight is probably a preferable way for kids to release their negative energy, rather than causing chaos out on the streets or even in the home, right? **
**With that being said, these kids were everything you would want from a young punk band. Rebellious, energetic, ferocious, and dare I say at times even funny. Along with their original songs, we were treated to a rendition of The Vapours classic ‘Turning Japanese’. **
Sadly, tonight was the last show guitarist Lauchlan will be playing with The Kids, but they made it very clear how much his time with the band was appreciated and how much he is loved and will be annoyed via text message.
The changing of the guard is upon us - be part of something special now before its too late.
The Kids new single ‘My Shitty Xmas” is out now , catch them in 2020 live and their debut album will be out as well in mid 2020.