Kids On TV Mixing Business With Pleasure

Kids On TV Mixing Business With Pleasure

It comes as little surprise that Toronto electro-pop quartet Kids On TV’s debut album, Mixing Business With Pleasure, has been picked up by Chicks On Speed Records in Europe. The two bands share a similar tongue-in-cheek theatricality and a wallop of post-modern irony that feeds into every song they write. By this estimation, Kids On TV are the funnier of the two; in any case, they’re better acquainted with writing memorable pop hooks. Though at times, this album veers a bit too energetically into kitsch, songs like "Breakdance Hunx (Market Value Mix)” and the Jermaine Stewart cover "We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” are beyond catchy. The end result is a fast-paced mix of electro-pop, garage punk, queer theory and doo-wop harmonies that hits the mark more often than not. (Blocks)