Modern Kicks “The Kicks Ain’t Alright”

San Francisco’s Bay Area used to be famous for its thrash metal scene in the 80s. Nevertheless, the MODERN KICKS seem to have listened to more HANOÏ ROCKS and CHEAP TRICK than some EXODUS and METALLICA. Following the glam punk power pop steps of The EXPLODING HEARTS, or more recently BITERS, the band offers us 6 very convincing songs here.
Put on your best hat and polka dot scarf on, add some glittery make-up, and get ready to be “Up All Night” rocking to anthems like “Teenage Overdose”, or “Aim High (For Suicide.)”
The JONESES also come to mind when listening to “Hole In My Head”, and the BITERS influence is quite obvious too on “Don’t Let Me Down”, a song built on THIN LIZZY influenced guitars and fine power pop vocal melodies.
The kids are alright, get MODERN KICKS right through the night!/Laurent C.
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Modern Kicks “Just For Kicks” Video Premiere!

Ant (vocals/guitar) tells us about MODERN KICKS‘ new video “Just For Kicks”:

So I was watching Mr.deeds one day and there’s a line that says”I wonder what the 6th grade versions of ourselves would do, they’d probably kick our ass and put bubble gum in our hair” this sparking the idea to make a video about the younger versions of us having a jail break from detention which all of us were very familiar with at that age. It’s a little rock’nroll high school too, we wanted to get some badass kids and have cause havoc on this school. With the help of some friends and my old high school we made it happen.
The song “Just For Kicks is about being bored with the norm, it’s a teenage anthem about doing what ya want to do, not wasting time or whining about your life but taking control and having a good time because after all is said and done that’s what we’re all about. ”

MODERN KICKS will have a 7″ out on T&A records soon, and are finishing new tracks for a future EP “The Kicks Ain’t Right”‘ that will be released this Summer. The band will also play some shows with The JONESES in L.A. and in the Bay Area in June.

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