12″ VINYL, which comes packaged with CD
Over the past 12 months, Edinburgh-based indie poppers Kid Canaveral have worked harder than any other band in the country – touring at every available opportunity, saving up all their pennies to play SxSW, and in the process building up a loyal troup of sing-along fans on the back of their thrilling debut album, SHOUTING At Wildlife. Amongst those fans are Fence Records label bosses, The Pictish Trail and King Creosote - who invited the band to play prominent slots at their most recent Away Game and Home Game festivals.
The band have now signed to Fence Records, and, from today, we’re taking pre-orders on the new vinyl re-pressing of their debut.
Across twelve tracks, the band showcase the breadth of their indie-rock and DIY-pop songwriting skills – proving that they are not just a throng of catchy A-sides, but are also kings and queens of the slow-burner. Here, harmonies soar as well as settle – and whispered middle-eights are every bit as captivating as wailing guitar feedback.
The songs on SHOUTING At Wildlife have been remastered for this vinyl pressing by Reuben Taylor (James Yorkston & The Athletes) – and they have never sounded better. And, on the matt-finished outer sleeve of the vinyl, the fantastic artwork by Eve McConnachie really comes to life – larger, bolder, lovelier.
Don’t have a record player? Don’t worry! The vinyl comes with a copy of the CD, with all the tracks on there.
“Shouting At Wildlife is a thrilling, uplifting and generally all-round spiffing combination of indie-pop skills, lyrical wit, and choruses sung through smiles.” THE SKINNY **** (4 stars)
“This debut is packed with singalong melodies, frisky jangles and a real sense of purpose, with ‘Left and Right’ and the joyous ‘Smash Hits’ reminiscent of the best bits of Bis or The Shop Assistants. A jubilant and skillful racket.” THE LIST **** (4 stars)