Listen Up Kid are readying their debut EP Minutiae for release early next year, but before it crashes down, Exclaim! is giving you an exclusive first listen to their new single "Make Up."
Hailing from Kingston, ON, the band are aiming to leave their mark on the Canadian alt-rock landscape, though they draw influences from early 2000s American bands like Jimmy Eat World, Brand New and the Used. Their upcoming debut release was recorded with producer Terry Benn, who guided the group through the process of putting a modern spin on the genres that inspired them.
Incorporating elements of emo-tinged pop punk, the band deliver heavy-hitting instrumentation that's buoyed by melodic, expressive vocals that more than once teeter towards screaming. You can hear that sound for yourself by giving the brand new track "Make Up" a spin in the player below.