A sort of post-folk-rock sound with plenty of Christian mysticism and some fascinatingly modern stylings too. It's really quite a treat, this.
Lead by songwriter Kenny Boothby, Toronto based Little Kid were a joy for us to discover and we're delighted to be bringing them to the Dinked audience.
Dinked Edition No 53
* Limited pressing of 300.
* 12" 180g Heavy Vinyl Clear with Baby Blue, Opaque Orange and
Opaque Gold Splatter
* Custom Printed Paper Inner Sleeve.
* Jacket with hot foil numbering
* Download card
* Le Cycle Liturgique A3 Poster: 11" x 17" Poster printing 4/0 on 140gsm Offset (Uncoated)
* Orange Side Obi
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There, he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.(Matthew 17:2).
Based out of Toronto, Little Kid’s Kenny Boothby finds himself inspired by this idea of transfiguration - a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state. Far ranging in both its sonic palette and its subject matter, the band’s new album, Transfiguration Highway is a record of unusual depth and clarity from a songwriter who has spent the better part of a decade honing his craft and a lifetime building the perspective his songs so deftly express. These are personal songs that look outward, that seek to tie together the bigness of the world and the small-ness of the everyday with both subtlety and humility. For years Boothby and Little Kid have been quietly building a devoted following, but their Solitaire debut is a beautifully formed introduction to the wider world for an artist who will undoubtedly be recognised as a uniquely gifted songwriting voice.
Operating since 2011, and now joined by Megan Lunn (banjo, keys, vocals), Paul Vroom (bass & vocals), Liam Cole (drums) and Brodie Germain (drums, guitar, percussion), Little Kid has built a cult audience with a series of idiosyncratic home recordings, self-released in short cassette runs that range from more traditional albums and EPs, to 2019’s 'Botched Restorations' - on which Boothby sold out a run of one-of-a-kind 60 minute cassettes that each contained 10 songs from his discography, chosen by the purchaser and recorded live to tape in his bedroom.
1. I Thought That You'd Been Raptured
2. What's In A Name
3. Transfiguration Highway
4. Thief On The Cross
5. All Night (Golden Ring)
6. Candle Out
7. Made For Each Other
8. Close Enough To Kill
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Nominated 'Best Independent Retailer' at the Music Week Awards in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Nominated "Indie Champions" at the 2015 AIM Awards.