We are happy to announce Lisbon Kid to the Kelvedon Bash Lineup!
Lisbon Kid is a London-based alternative acoustic electronica duo, comprised of Portuguese musician producers Rui da Silva and Danny de Matos. Rui da Silva is best known for his multi-million selling worldwide dance-floor smash and UK number one ‘Touch Me’ and for many other EDM collaborations he has produced adding to his work as a cutting-edge and pioneering world club DJ. Danny de Matos is an award-nominated indie/alternative TV ad music composer and songwriter producer, scoring for global brands such as Apple, BBC, Coke, Suzuki, amongst others, and working with alternative pop artists such as Republica and more recently, Sony Columbia’s newest female alternative pop indie starlet Chloe Howl.
Lisbon Kid, exceptionally popular throughout the Balearics and the East London Electronic music scene, a unique production duo, whose most recent credits include Chloe Howl, have become a pioneering force in the world of digital arts. Hailing from Portugal with a unique, identifiable sound that combines pop sensibility and emotional lyrical content with curious ambience and sonic soundscapes. Many of their singles can be found on notable compilations such as Café Del Mar, Balearic and Golden Lounge. The band spend Summers touring a hybrid Live-A/V DJ Set that has seen them play shows in London, Ibiza, Cannes, and Lisbon.
When Lisbon Kid decided it was time to start recording an album, in the sunshine of Azeitão in Portugal, they found the resultant songs explored many common emotional and narrative threads. The album became a subtle blend of electronica and acoustic instruments, with elements of sound design, added to a huge song-based pop sensibility and emotional lyrical content. A consummate debut record, as diverse as it is adventurous. The melodic songwriting craft employed gives it it’s unique personality and becomes obviously radio and synch-friendly. Invited guest vocalists include indie stars; Sarah Cracknell, Hafdis Huld, Lisa Billson and Queen of Hearts. Lisbon Kid album ‘Lisbon Kid’ will be released through Wall Of Sound as a limited edition of 300 numbered pressings only, which can be pre-ordered from their website from Monday 20th March. Hitting local independent record shops on 22nd April for Record Store Day.
Equally involved in digital visual art as audio, Lisbon kid created videos for every track on the album and used this idea for the foundation of their album launch. They will be curating an art exhibition at The Dissenters Gallery, where artists have been invited to respond to their chosen tracks from the debut Lisbon Kid album and make artworks inspired by those songs. Existential themes concerned include, mortality, the search for happiness, a sense longing, a sense of not belonging, depression as well as the sea and the sun. There will be paintings, sculptures, photography textile pieces, video installations and performance art responding to the album.
The artists invited range of artists, from established contemporary names to students having the opportunity doing their very first shows. These include: Justin Robertson (UK) Ana Pallares (Spain), Sukey Parnell (UK) & Hilary Mance (US/NZ) the exhibition will be open to the public and run for 4 days from the launch on 20th April to Sunday 23rd April.
Complimentary media drinks reception and snacks will be provided by http://www.aportugueseloveaffair.co.uk from 6.30pm.
‘At the end of the day’ the last single and opening track from the Lisbon Kid album will be released on May 5th. The theme of the original song deals with the subject of sunset as it relates to change, death and rebirth. It reinforces the idea that we are all different and yet the same. The video contains footage of starling murmurations, relating to human interconnection. ‘At the end of the day’ is a cinematic soundtrack to our innermost existential thoughts with an expansive palette of ambient piano, slide guitar, plaintive vocals, intriguing sounds and folly. Remixers include:
Justin Roberston – Legendary distinguished DJ, producer and painter. From The Hacienda to Fabric, from Bestival to Glastonbury. One of the UK’s most globally influential electronic artists. He has remixed Bjork, Cocteau Twins, Chemical Brothers, Death In Vegas, New Order and now Lisbon Kid.
Alex Phountzi – As a founder member of the collective, Bugz In The Attic and now Namebrandsound he is a pioneer of the West London ‘Broken Beat’ scene and key player in the resultant flagship night Co-Op at Plastic People. Previously having remixed Amy Winehouse, 4 Hero and Fela Kuti.
Steve Sharples – (Last Secret Garden Party Remix) a distinguished classical composer who’s work includes many BBC documentaries and Baz Luhrmann’s iconic ‘Moulin Rouge’ in particular.
Lenny Ibizarre – Ibiza-based iconic Balearic DJ, selective and pioneering ambient producer.