If you’ve ever been stroking your beard, pondering your existence and the music that is its soundtrack, and stumbled onto the sudden conclusion that, “This song, and my entire reality, lacks the appropriate amount of bass,” then stop what you’re doing right now and listen to Kid Is Qual latest release, Ladies Choice.
The bass rockers have returned to unleash their twin low-end attack on the world with their latest EP Ladies Choice. The three tracks contained within find KIQ unleashing an epic onslaught of high-speed, super-distorted electronic Dance-Punk. Each one of the tracks checks in at less than three minutes, but make no mistake, the outfit does more with that time than many other groups could.
“A.O.T.Y. (Ass of the Year)” starts things off with an infectious, turbocharged, dance groove and auto-tuned vocals singing about the aforementioned badonkadonk. Next up is “Conflict Girl,” kicking things off with a womp-womp beat reminiscent of something Skrillex might cook up and can be filed as another high-energy, frenetic, bass-romp in the Qual catalogue.
The EP concludes with “Fat Boy, Easy On My Whiskey,” featuring a demonic vocal styling and an ass-pummeling lead by Jon “Dr. J” Sullivan, formerly of Jack’s Mannequin fame, which pave the way for a progressive Industrial-Rock head banger.
Kid is Qual is not merely great at what they do…they are one of the very few who do what they do. This is not your prosaic cast of players, one does not come across a band with dueling bass pluckers (Sullivan and Mike Bryant) plus a human beat miner that is Kevin Whilouby. Most music relies on guitar as its backbone, and to forge forward without the six string is a bold and innovative choice, and one that has clearly paid off, as KIQ has developed an expansive underground following for a group that only recently dropped its second EP. But on the back of Ladies Choice and the strength of its 2011 debut, Damn Son, Alternative Press hopped on board naming the three-piece one of its Top 100 Bands You Need to Know in 2012…we recommend introducing yourself.
MUST HEAR TRACK: “A.O.T.Y.” is super funky and bouncy, this track was born to get people moving.