Today it's our pleasure to introduce you to our JNR lovechild: Kidbug.
Born from the junction of Eerie Wanda’s Marina Tadic and Dumb Numbers’ Adam Harding. Kidbug make self-described "cuddlebug sludge”, the harmoniously spiky offspring of Harding’s fuzzy guitar grunge-gaze and Tadic’s dreamy left field pop.
Kidbug’s roots stretch back to our now infamous label Holiday Party of 2018. Each year Joyful Noise invites all our artists into town to celebrate the holidays, and this particular year our Australian transplant Adam Harding was introduced to the Netherlands-based newbie to the roster, Marina Tadic. And, well, if love at first sight is a real thing, these two experienced it... These two incredibly special people from opposite sides of the planet instantly and simultaneously became both romantic partners and musical collaborators. Kidbug was formed.
Enlisting friends Thor Harris (Swans, Thor & Friends), Bobb Bruno (Best Coast), and Dale Crover (Melvins, duh), the group has emerged fully-formed with their self-titled debut. Fans of My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pixies, Pavement, Sonic Youth, or Stereolab will not be disappointed.
The debut self-titled album is out May 22, 2020. Available on "Loomer Pink" vinyl, CD, Digital, and special VIP edition vinyl (limited to 350 hand-numbered copies, pressed to Neon Violet & Neon Magenta A-side / B-side Swirl vinyl - includes bonus Flexi-Disc).
Stream the first two songs, and order at the link below.