Kid Sam
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Year
2009
Length
43:30
Release
TBL005

This startling debut is the work of tall cousins Kieran and Kishore Ryan, whose gift for crafting subtle, subversive rock’n'roll is evidence of a bright future. Kieran’s assured, mature song-writing navigates themes of love, violence and the politics of the erveryday. Kishore’s nimble, thoughtful drumming is counterpoint to Kieran’s gritty guitar playing, a musical tension that creates remarkably well-crafted, timeless Australian music.

“a mature, diverse release. Meaning, ‘really good’”
- The Vine

“It’s their creative chemistry, and ability to create bindng and timeless songs however, that sets them apart. With Kid Sam, the stars have aligned: attention to songwriting collides with an unaffected recording ability, a work ethic and a knack for disarming lyricism. Hallelujah. I bet they can cook too.”
- Steph Hughes (Triple J)

“Kid Sam is the extremely impressive self-titled debut of Kishore Ryan and his cousin Kieran Ryan. It’s an absorbing and enjoyable introduction to the dynamic style and range of the band’s work, moving through gentle, affecting acoustic melodies to more menacing percussive displays and thoughtful, heart-felt lyricism.”
- Triple R, (Album of the Week 23 March 2009)

“I’m blown away by this Kid Sam album. It’s such a great album and hard to believe it’s their debut. I’m hoping by the end of 2009 this is as successful as it deserves to be.”
- Chris Crouch (Candle Records, Polyester Records)

“A new duo (of cousins no less) from Melbourne have really blown my hair back with their debut. Their lo-fi first album is stripped back indie rock, folk melodies, heart breaking chords and simply great songwriting. Kishore and Kieren Ryan have crafted something pretty impressive…”
- Zan Rowe, Triple J

.”…exquisitely crafted numbers, delicate and considered in their composition yet intensely executed. It’s astounding that this is their debut…a moving and timeless record.”
- Lawson Fletcher, Mess + Noise

“An exquisitely beautiful debut…The Kid Sam LP sounds like a picture of our generation; melancholic, maniacal, apocalyptic, but all the while holding on to hope and love.”
- Jordie Lane

Produced by Nick Huggins.

* NOMINATED FOR TRIPLE J ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2009
* SHORTLISTED FOR THE AMP PRIZE 2009

Tracklist

  1. Mirror Drawings
  2. Down to the Cemetery
  3. Sunday Bus
  4. Landslide
  5. A Black Ant
  6. Jodie Makes a Fire
  7. Close Your Eyes and It All Goes Black
  8. We're Mostly Made of Water
  9. Soft, Grey Rain