Track: Kid Wave “Wonderlust” and “Honey”

Kid Wave

Kid Wave are a band I first saw by accident, supporting Childhood at a recent gig at the Leadmill in Sheffield. Their laidback mellow vibes fitted perfectly alongside those of the headliner and I meant to track down more by them. As it happened, the opportunity to do this review landed in my inbox and so I find myself enjoying a recent new track “Wonderlust” from the London-based (but Swedish, Australian and UK in origin) four piece. With an opening riff reminiscent of the equally-summery “Pick at Part That’s New” by the Stereophonics, the track kicks off 3 minutes of sun-drenched upbeat indie pop which you can shake your hair around to as the band do in the rather blissed-out video. Vibes of the Pixies and 90s baggy music also flood in.

Their similarly titled album is described as “a crafted set of pop songs that bathe in the golden, restorative rays more commonly associated with life on the Californian coast rather than London” and from this track alone, it seems that the album (released 2 June) could be a great summer accompaniment. The band (Harry, Lea, Serra and Mattias) have played dates through March.

The band recently previewed their latest single “Honey” with a video filmed live at a gig at Sebright Arms and it’s more cheery indie pop with hints of Feeder and the Pixies again.

Kid Wave release their debut album “Wonderlust” through Heavenly on 2 June.
Their tour dates continue through April and May.


16th Southend Chinnery’s $
17th Norwich Waterfront $
20th Hull The Welly $
21st York Duchess $
22nd Wakefield The Hop $
23rd Hebden Bridge Trades Club $


1st Nottingham Chameleon *
2nd Leeds Live At Leeds
3rd Glasgow Live At Glasgow
4th Middlesbrough Westgarth *
5th Sheffield Harley *
8th Bristol Start The Bus *
9th Manchester Night & Day *
10th Leicester Scholar *

$ with Palma Violets
* with Bully

Check out the band’s soundcloud and Facebook group.

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