ARTIST: KID DAD
ALBUM : In A Box
LABEL : Long Branch Records
RATING : 8.5/10
WORDS : Jo Cosgrove
When bands have put their hardest efforts and greatest strengths together into their debut release, it’s showing the world that they care about their art and want to excel. That’s the exact vibe given out from KID DAD as they release their highly anticipated debut album ‘In A Box’.
The band have put the most into this record, including gathering inspiration through worldwide songwriting trips to the likes of China and England. The result of this work is a fun and catchy record, and the first taste of such was their leading single ‘A Prison Unseen’. It’s a fascinating first single, and appearing early on in the record shows that this was the track the band really wanted to introduce this era in their career with. Its loud chorus and strong vocals, courtesy of Marius Vieth, work together to make this deep and interesting single. It’s the first chance to look into this hard work in action and there’s no disappointment. It’s a classic sound and nothing all that different or striking, but maybe as an early band still working themselves and their style out, this was the safest and greatest option.
There’s a range of tracks with a running musical theme. They’re all relative, but never identical; all siblings without any twins or triplets appearing
There’s a range of tracks with a running musical theme. They’re all relative, but never identical; all siblings without any twins or triplets appearing.One stunning track on ‘In A Box’ is ‘Limbo’. It’s strong, it’s emotional, and everyone works together in such a wonderful consensus that the result is nearly indescribable but brings many thoughts and strikes up imagery through its sound and its words. It’s one of the tracks that properly highlights Vieth’s outstanding vocals and how he works well with the melody he’s singing along with. It’s a power to possess and perfect as soon as possible when working with a band – and it seems the perfecting is going well!
Later in the album is the mellow ‘The Wish of Being Alone’. A more somber and dampened track emotionally, it takes some key notes from classic rock ballads of the past and works them into their own lyrical essay that is this track. Vieth and bassist Max Zdunek work their vocals together so bittersweetly to bring out the pain and the hurt from words on a paper to a melody in the ears. It is hurt and the feeling can be felt by all in the studios and those listening at home. It’s powerful and that’s the power that’ll help you succeed in this ever-changing industry.
Since first releasing music back in 2016, these past few years have been very transformative for the band. Comparing their sounds between then and now with ‘In A Box’, the maturity and the perfection can be heard and felt deeply
KID DAD altogether have brought what they’ve been hoping to for years now into this eleven-track experience and the work shows more than they probably thought it would. Since first releasing music back in 2016, these past few years have been very transformative for the band. Comparing their sounds between then and now with ‘In A Box’, the maturity and the perfection can be heard and felt deeply.
Is there more to learn? Always. The band are still young and they can still work towards reaching their actualised selves in their careers together. The course is simple and they’ve paved their own way; now they have to follow it down to full-blown success!
Keep up the work, guys, and you’ll go further than you’d ever think was possible!
In A Box is out now.