Members Marc Jones - Drums (@marcgsjones) Chris Turpin - Vocals and Guitar (@killitkid) Stephanie Jean - Vocals and Piano Dom Kozubik - Bass
Kill it Kid's blend of roots, rock and blues features lead vocals by both Chris Turpin and Stephanie Ward; their line-up has included slide guitar, fiddle and at times banjo. Although the band never really saw their music as folk, the band are still often linked to the British nu-folk revival.
The band was widely recognised as one of the best new acts of 2009, with magazines such as NME and Clash rating their debut album 8/10 and 9/10 respectively; the album was nominated for XFM's New Music Award 2010.
Kill it Kid released their first two albums with London indie label, One Little Indian Records, whose roster includes Björk, Paul McCartney and Skunk Anansie. They signed a publishing deal with EMI in September 2011. In late 2012 the band signed a worldwide recording contract with legendary A&R man Seymour Stein, inking to his Warner Music imprint label Sire Records. Spring 2013 saw the band head to LA to begin work on their third studio album 'You Owe Nothing'
Now a four piece, the band's output, as showcased in their album 'Feet Fall Heavy' (2011), is guitar-driven, drum heavy and raw, and has drawn comparisons to bands like The White Stripes.
Chris Turpin describes the change in a 2011 interview:
‘It’s an entirely different record, it almost feels like a different band, to be honest. It’s just the reality of living and working in the music industry for two years and turning into a family band. You all become siblings which is a bit peculiar after like, the seventeenth day on the road. The main difference is there’s no violin and there’s no acoustic guitars, it’s a much heavier process."STREAM> You Owe Nothing