No Money Kids

FRESH: ‘The Street’ – No Money Kids

French duo No Money Kids release “The Street”.

by Christopher Smith

No Money Kids are back with a captivating new sound shaped by powerful indie-rock and contemporary pop-culture. Forerunners in the new DIY generation that’s reinventing itself everyday, their lastest album “Trouble” features reckless riffs ripping through the hollows of a smoky electronic mist. The Kids repeatedly surprise and astonish during this new and captivating musical journey.

Dawn chases the night on the outskirts of a waking city, a bright cross is revealed in a vacant lot away. Silence fades with the first subways where workers and night owls meet. “The Street” seems to be mourning. Directed in 16mm by the faithful Leigh Powis (“Hush Hush”, “Chains”, “Take Me To Your Home”, “Rather Be The Devil” and “Government”), No Money Kids reveals “The Street”, a rock poem from their new album “Trouble”. A force retained in the form of a reassuring murmur in homage to the forgotten and the missing.

Their sound first clicked during the studio gig where they met and it wasn’t long before they were drawing media attention during Parisian concerts and international festivals. Several singles were quickly picked up to be used in TV series like Banshee, Night Shift, Veep (with Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Killjoys, Goliath (with Billy Bob Thornton), Dollar and in movies such as Misconduct (with Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins) and Baby, Baby (with Bradley Cooper).

Their tracks seduced not only music-lovers but the world of fashion, and songs were used in shows by Schwarzkopf, featured in Stylist and Glamour, before Cotélac claimed them their discovery with the creation of a promotional EP distributed in their shops world-wide. With two acclaimed albums and over two hundred concerts under their belts in France, No Money Kids started touring in Germany, Belgium as well as in England and Hungary. Now they’re back with “Trouble”, their third long-format in four years of existence, proving once again that the band is just as prolific in the studio as on stage.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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