The Kicks


Southern Rock,Pop-Punk,Classic Rock

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The Kicks, Nashville knockouts with class, gods of harmony, humans with soul,  is eclectic, electric, and will rock and roll you for days. With influences from Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart to Pete Yorn and Tom Petty, The Kicks are salted with the South but still pop like soda.

The Kicks are fronted by Jordan Phillips (guitar) whose voice is so dangerously full you're tempted to kneel. The rasp of a chain smoker, the range of an Albatross, be warned - this isn't Hanson.  Strapped with a beard and fret-flying talent, lead guitarist Adam Stark reminds listeners what it means to feel euphoria. Sure, he can pick apart a guitar like a DJ with vinyl, but he does it with taste. And his voice, his harmonies, pure honey. That pounding in your body right now, the one you mistake for a heartbeat - that's the sound of truth, of bass. And it usually wears a headband. Gabe Anderson somehow juxtaposes his ripe, high harmonies with a bass so low it feels undiscovered. And the ladies love him for it. But The Kicks wouldn't kick, the sun wouldn't rise, if it weren't for a little snare, a lot of toms, and a whole world of Lucas Cummins. He's the one sweating in the background, making you believe in rhythm.

Having worked with Grammy winners Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay) and Vance Powell (The Raconteurs, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes) on their first full length album The Rise of King Richie, The Kicks have managed to retain the integrity of sound that brought them together while revamping the quality of production to a level fit only for saints. If you aren't mesmerized by melodic ballads like "Good Morning" or fist-pumpers like "Sore Thumb," please call a doctor. But it might be too late.  The Kicks will heal you with words, mend you with music, and all the while breathe a little life back into your lungs, a little love into your bones.

The Kicks have a busy year in 2010 playing Cornerstone 2010 and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

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The Rise of King Richie2009Independent





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