A Musical Culture Clash
“Not many bands these days, if any at all take tap dance and throw it into a spell binding mix of alt rock bass, synth textures, old school ghetto blaster inspired beats & catchy tunes, but that is exactly what Kid Hyena do”
A musical resistance formed on the backstreets of Barcelona ‘Kid Hyena’ embrace the urban landscape of the city with crafted electronic beats & synth melodies. This they combine with an alchemy of sound featuring tap & body percussion, melodic 'alt rock' infused bass and heartfelt voices sung in English and Spanish.
Both band members are keen lyricists with an eye for writing about social and cultural themes and their words are integral to the bands make up and trajectory.
Influenced by old school folk & hip hop sounds, alternative rock and experimental music the band have just recently finished an exploratory period of intensive recording where they released three albums over two and a half years.
They began with 2017’s acoustic statement ‘Rebel Heart Club’ and followed up in 2018 with musical collage ‘B Side Fantasy'.
Recently the band have completed their third album 'Gravitate' which showcases their new 'Electro Alt Hop' sound that you can hear live today.
As ever the band cease to remain static and continue to look for new innovative ways forward with their music. They've several projects currently on the go including the acoustic 'Soapbox 21', a musical graphic novel, a new record label and new material for an as yet untitled album being recorded.
Now based in the UK in the Colchester area where they have had radio coverage on amongst others BBC Essex & BBC Introducing, the band are on the hunt for gigs!
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This is a band founded by two souls who were brought together by a shared thirst for writing lyrics with a social & political twist whilst wrapping them with everyday and nature based imagery.
Mr Kid (Bassist, Guitarist, Songwriter, Vocalist) had recently moved to Barcelona and was keen to innovate and explore his music in a different way.
Miss Hyena (Synthesizer, Tap dancer, Vocalist, Lyricist, Pianist) at the same time was starting out on the live circuit with spoken word & spanish rap using the pages and pages of writing she had accumulated over the years.
After a mutual friend introduced them in 2009 & alongside the soulful vocals of ‘Sofia Granato’, they formed vocally driven three piece band ‘Three Colours Red’ whose infectious energy filled venues and garnered national press attention.
The band ran its natural course and eventually they left for Berlin starting a new act ‘The Street Apples’ that focused on harnessing the power of the audience into the show whilst also collaborating with different artists.
They played in venues across Europe and the bands live experimentation helped break new ground for what now is 'Kid Hyena'.
In 2017 the band cut ties with ’The Street Apples’ seeking to explore new musical directions and record new material. As 'Kid Hyena' they immediately entered the studio for an intense period of exploration and experimentation with their sound.
Over this period the band self-produced three albums. Their debut 'Rebel Heart Club’ was recorded in Tarifa, Southern Spain and provided a great springboard for some impassioned live shows as they returned to Barcelona.
Back in BCN since mid 2017, in April 2018 the band unexpectantly released an album of musical collages entitled ‘ B Side Fantasy’ this genre crossing album provided the inspiration to move forwards with the fresh new 'Electro Alt Hop' sound and songwriting that you hear today.
Recently they have completed a new album and selection of videos that represents this new sound - 'Gravitate'.
You can hear it in full here.