Sydney teenage punksters, The Kids, have been on a non-stop rollercoaster ride since releasing their debut single School back in February.
They opened for hard rock legends LA Guns across Australia and New Zealand, supported Guns N’ Roses keyboardist, Dizzy Reed at his jam-packed album launch show in Sydney, opened the inaugural Meltdown Festival and got played on Triple J’s Short Fast Loud!
Drummer and bandleader Jagger Alexander showed how committed The Kids are to their music by hacking into his school’s database to send School to every student, resulting in hero status amongst the student body but ultimately led to a week-long suspension.
Now, they’re back with their next single, the title track to their forthcoming debut album, I Just Wanna Be Happy.
The plight of teenage kids across the globe, I Just Wanna Be Happy, tells the story of life’s ups and downs for kids living in today’s world. For all of societies pressures, family, friends, social media and school swirling around your head, sometimes all you want to do is fly a kite in the park and be happy! Life might be a bully but you’ve just got to look that bully in the eye, smile and ‘stand for happiness’!
I Just Wanna Be Happy is 2 minutes and 8 seconds of uptempo angst wrapped up in an old-school punk rock vibe that will make you jump around the room and remember what it’s like to be in their shoes.
The Kids appear next at:
Friday, July 13
Rad Bar, Wollongong University