First Listen: Kidsmoke – Heartache

a3173762460_10Falling in the middle of the continuum that marked Manchester, England in the late 1980s, Welsh quartet Kidsmoke err on the dreamier side of indie rock. With melodic, guitar-driven pop that made its way to America courtesy of college radio and after-hours MTV, latest single “Heartache” is a 4AD-tinged hit a quarter-century in the making.

To be released as a limited-edition CD single with b-side “Cut Yourself Loose” on 8 April, Kidsmoke will play select UK dates this spring and summer. Full schedule follows:

30 April – Soup Kitchen, Manchester * w/ Mayflower
9 May – Gullivers, Manchester * w/ CAMP STAG
13 May – The Wynnstay, Wrexham – FOCUS Wales *Acoustic*
13 May – Central Station, Wrexham – FOCUS Wales
23 May – Gullivers, Manchester *w/ The Hosts
11 June – The Finsbury, London
18 June – Alexander’s Live Chester – Chester Live
1 July – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester

Stream “Heartache” below and pre-order the CD single via Bandcamp.

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