WHO IS KID MAC?
Hailing from Sydney’s south, Kid Mac has carved a name for himself in the Australian music scene with a sound that sets him apart from other artists. With lyrics that capture the experiences of today’s youth, super catchy sing along melodies, dance floor beats and a fine-tuned live presence, Kid Mac is setting himself up to be one of Australia’s future influential figures.
Mac has spent much of the past few years in the studio writing and working alongside Melbourne-based producers Twice As Nice. The release of ‘Freedom’ set the scene, while collaborations with acts like Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls) on hugely popular track ‘Hear You Calling’ and the release of his single ‘Nobody Sleep Nobody Get Hurt’ alongside his feature film ‘Fighting Fear’ have kept fans anticipating a long-time-coming debut LP release.
Outside the studio, Mac has been hitting the touring circuit with his 3 piece band in tow – blowing up dance floors here and overseas including supports for US artist Mickey Avalon, Brazil´s Marcelo D2, The Beautiful Girls, Bliss N Eso, The Game and a personal request from RZA to join Wu Tang Clan’s Australian tour. All this plus several of his own headline shows, appearances at Playground Weekender Festival and Ripe Festival and a Best Urban Artist 2010 at the MusicOz Awards has seen Kid Mac’s fan-base grow and arsenal of tracks build and strengthen.
DEBUT ALBUM - NO MAN´S LAND
‘Four years in the making’ has been the over ruling theme for Kid Mac’s debut album ‘No Man’s Land’ due for release in early April of 2012. ‘No Man’s Land’ is a solid collection of alternative, electro and indie rock tracks with a kind of snap kick melody and sporadic but well placed rap over the top, and collaborations with the likes of Mickey Avalon, Mat McHugh (the beautiful girls) and Sarah McLeod.
It’s hard not to be excited for the release of what promises to be not only a huge step but also a leap in the right direction of the homegrown Aussie talent pool. With Twice As Nice jumping on board for production who have artists such as 50 cent and Pete Wentz in their corner and coupled with the fresh voice that is Kid Mac “No Man’s Land” sets an intelligent tone for emerging young artists in 2012.
The first taste - single ‘She Goes Off’ featuring Mickey Avalon - will going live from Wednesday Feb 22 and ‘No Man’s Land’ will hit stores 4th May.