Album Review -Kid Canaveral


Kid Canaveral -‘Shouting At Wildlife.’ (Straight To Video)

..and here it finally comes! Three years after their debut single ‘Smash Hits’ single arrived, and following a host of excellent singles (including the recent ‘You Only Went Out To get Drunk Last Night’, surely a contender for single of the year). Interviewing the band a few months ago, it was clear that this has taken its’ time, but that the end result is one that they’re pleased with, and justifiably so. And it’s not called Shooting At Wildlife as I misheard, initially (they’re vegans, apparently).

At the start of the year, album opener ‘Good Morning’ started doing the rounds and kept my appetite fully whetted until the review copy dropped into my inbox. It sets the tone for the album. Here are a band with an excellent way with a tune that invades your head and stays, very pleasantly indeed.

Kid Canaveral have understood that what makes an album are great songs that all stand on their own merits, that are individual and flow together. Here we have tweve distinct songs that showcase the band’s distinctive way with a tune. How many times over the last week I have found myself humming several of the tunes as I go about my daily work. What they also have shown that many bands would do to remember is that freshness is important, and that there is a difference between being anemic sounding stadium fodder and truly great indie-guitar-pop.

It’s been more than worth the wait, I’m already onto my third listening of the album today and that’s not uncommon. And regardless of how long the second album takes, I’m sure it will be worth the wait.


Shouting at Wildlife is released this Monday on Straight To Video. The launch night takes place tonight at Edinburgh’s Roxy Art House. This will feature live performances from Kid Canaveral, Come On Gang! and The Scottish Enlightenment with DJ sets from Cancel The Astronauts and Award Winning Blogger, Peenko.

Kid Canaveral -‘Good Morning.’ mp3

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