2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Huw Stephens/ PRS For Music - BADGES & WRISTBANDS ONLY

Clean Cut Kid

Tuesday, March 15
12:00AM - 12:40AM

Latitude 30
512 San Jacinto St


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How can a song sound both muddy and clean? Be steeped in its influences yet tear out of the traps, brand spanking new? Feature lyrics of intense and heartbreaking sadness, set to music of euphoric uplift? Can a three-minute pop song really accommodate such disparity? Should it?
That’s a lot of questions, certainly, but Clean Cut Kid have the answers. The four-piece from Liverpool – Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson – arrive at a time when even the most optimistic, glass-half-full sort of person has started to fear that pop as a currency, as a conduit for emotion, truth, complexity and daring, has been cheapened to the point of no return. Sure, Clean Cut Kid’s songs possess the whipsmart immediacy of classic radio pop; but there is something much deeper going on in there, too. And that’s the point: why settle for a quick-fix first draft, they argue, for the speediest, least troublesome route to a sel...

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Liverpool, UK-ENGLAND
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