Manchester band Alias Kid, who went down a storm during their support slots with indie legends Black Grape last year, are set to re-join Shaun Ryder’s outfit at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on the 24 November.
Signed by Alan McGee of Creation Records fame (Oasis, Super Furry Animals), Alias Kid released their debut album to some great reviews last year and are now working on their follow-up LP – tracks from which they’ll be previewing in the Capital.
Asked what gig-goers can expect from the show, frontman Maz Behdjet says: “We’re buzzing to all be back in the studio – and yes, you can expect a couple of new tunes coming your way.
“They’re sounding top, so we’re really excited about them… you can expect the usual Alias Kid, just ramped up a gear, because that’s where we’re at right now; ready to take on the world, and get our fans taking it on with us. That’s what we are about, so bring it on!”
Over the last 12months, the schedule for the gritty rock’n’roll revivalists has been nothing short of frantic, with demand for the band on an exponential rise. Releasing their acclaimed debut album, Revolt To Revolt, last year and back to back tours with the Happy Mondays and Black Grape, the band hit the road in Spring 2016 to tour the record on a major UK tour of their own.
Polishing off the headline jaunt with a scintillating sell-out show at Manchester’s Club Academy in May, the quintet embarked on a summer festival campaign that saw them drop high-octane sets at the likes of Bingley Music Live, The Brit Project, Party in The Pines, and a particularly memorable set at this year’s Kendal Calling. Well rehearsed and feeling inspired, the band are now limbering up for the Black Grape shows with their tails up.
Recalling a golden, if hectic, summer for the band – lead singer Maz Behdjet reflects: “We’ve played new festivals we’ve never done before, with a stand out set being at Kendal Calling.
“We were on dead early so didn’t expect many people to be about, but the place was rammed, people singing our songs and wearing our t-shirts – was crazy…
“Aside from that, we’ve been booking in new tour dates all over the place and overseas again, and are now looking forward to a busy Autumn/Winter supporting Black Grape. No rest for Alias Kid.”
Alias Kid Tour
Norwich, Waterfront (November 11)
Cambridge, Junction (12)
Liverpool, O2 Academy (17)
Hull, Welly (18)
Glasgow, O2 ABC (23)
Edinburgh, Liquid Room (24)
Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom (25)
London, Electric Ballroom (December 7)
Nottingham, Rock City (8)
Wakefield, Warehouse 23 (9)
Galway, Roisin Dubh (22)
Dublin, Vicar Street (23)