Will Preston

Kid British – Sunny Days single

by on May.11, 2009, under Albums, Music, Review

Kid British 1You can imagine the expression of surprise and relief when I dared to insert this single into my player. From the band name and cover, featuring a dodgy looking skinhead, I thought I was in for an angry an offensive audio chav romp. Instead I was exposed to a pleasant little ditty from a new indie slash ska band from t’Manchester.

The piano intro reassures you that this is a song that’s not going to get you angry looks from your parents. What shortly follows is a simple and catchy warbling about…well…sunny days, I guess. Well not about sunny days in a normal context. “Sunny Days are rare, but I don’t care” is the message, thus making this a suitable anthem for coping with British weather. After the sing-along lower class chorus, we are “treated” to some rapping about “Beans on toast” and “Watching Countdown on TV”; the most insightful and uplifting of all subjects.

While it’s relentlessly happy and features some nice vocal harmonies, the song lacks any drive and just feels like it’s wondering slowly in one direction like a determined toddler. If you’re after an ironic anthem for the summer, stick this one on. You’ll play it for a few times before this sunny day loses its shine.

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