The wildly acclaimed London band Boy Kill Boy is bound to reach an even greater U.S. audience this week, as their first single here, “Suzie,” is currently iTunes’ Single Of the Week.
“Suzie” is the first single in America from Boy Kill Boy’s debut album ‘Civilian’ – scheduled to arrive in stores July 25th. The band has already been chosen as one of Yahoo!’s “Who’s Next” candidates for July.
Boy Kill Boy is currently in the midst of a high profile East Coast tour with Echo and The Bunnymen that has brought them through Atlanta, Orlando, Charlotte, Norfolk, and Washington.
The tour continues tomorrow at the TLA in Philadel¬phia (June 29), then on to the Paradise in Boston (June 30), and Irving Plaza in New York City (July 1st). This follows a select week of shows on the West Coast earlier this month with Charlatans UK.
Boy Kill Boy, who headlined the competitive and prestigious NME New Music Tour across the U.K. in the spring and ignited the crowd at the previous Carling Reading Festival, are booked for Lollapalooza, Leeds (August 25th), Reading (August 27th), and other prestigious festivals this summer.
Ever since their arrival on the scene last year with their first indie singles on the Fierce Panda label, Boy Kill Boy has been at the center of a feverish core of die-hard supporters in the U.K. They found early fans in DJs John Kennedy of XFM and the Zane-Lowe duo at BBC’s Radio 1, the latter crowning BKB’s previous single “Back Again” as the week’s “Hottest Track in the World Today.”
Boy Kill Boy – founder Chris Peck (lead vocals, guitar), Kevin Chase (bass), Pete Carr (keyboards), and Shaz (drums) – a defiant, confident London quartet with a knack for combining the more sinister elements of pop with their own edgy, desperate brilliance, have caught the imaginations of U.K. rock fans in a big way.
Last December, they launched the Boy Kill Boy Singles Club which posts free downloads of demos, radio sessions, live tracks and more every two weeks. Among recent highlights have been live versions of upcoming album tracks “Killer,” “6 Minutes,” and “Civil Sin”; and a live version of “On My Own” recorded in Nottingham. ‘Civilian’ was produced by John Cornfield (Supergrass, Muse, Razorlight).
“Every new day is a new opportunity,” says Chris. “We’re starting to feel more comfortable on bigger stages and I want to get out there, do bigger slots at festivals, I want to travel the world, I want to conquer different countries and as long as we keep gaining respect for what we do as musicians we’ll be as big as we can be. I think the sky’s the limit. My aspirations extend for years.”
Boy Kill Boy with Echo and the Bunnymen tour dates include:
6.29.06 Philadelphia, PA TLA
6.30.06 Boston, MA Paradise
7.1.06 New York, NY Irving Plaza
8.5.06 Lawrence, KS Bleeding Kansas Festival at Burcham Park
8.6.06 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza at Grant Park
8.25.06 Leeds UK Leeds Festival
8.27.06 Reading UK Reading Festival
Visit Boy Kill Boy for a complete list of dates and more information on the band.
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