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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cold War Kids

A very cool band.

Cold War Kids are an American indie rock band from California. Together this four piece, made up of Nathan Willett, Dann Gallucci, Matt Maust, and Matt Aveiro have released eight EPs and four albums. Starting in 2006 Cold War Kirs released their debut album "Robbers & Cowards," followed by "Loyalty to Loyalty," "Mine Is Yours," and then their most recent (April 2013)  "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts."

I first came across this band many years ago when I heard their single "Hang Me Up to Dry" which I instantly loved. Another single which I adore by these guys is "Hospital Beds," which is actually also been covered by Florence and the Machine.

In terms of live performances, it is safe to say Cold War Kids' music and style has evolved over time.  Expectations of their gigs; lead singer Nathan Willett dancing around like a maniac, shows selling out, songs from old and new albums performed.

Cold War Kids have certainly built up a large fan base (particularly in the states) over the years. With the new album it comes as a relief that these guys are not planning on quitting the scene anytime soon.

Tour Dates:
9th May. The Forum - London
10th May. The Ritz - Manchester

With the Lumineers: 7th July. Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center - NY

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