Record review: The Deep Red Sky – ‘Kids’

KidsWhen Connecticut sextet MGMT released ground breaking hit ‘Kids’ back in 2008, other than causing a bit of a storm in the French parliamentary race, when candidate Nikolas Sarkozy would all so slyly steal the music without permission (what is it with these French presidents?), the track would also set precedence to an evolution of synthesized pop music, one of the most recent examples to catch on being Glasgow’s own CHVRCHES.

Edinburgh melodramatic pop quintet The Deep Red Sky are the latest among a plethora of bands to grimace their own take on the song, in essence throwing a bucket of cold water over the sun laden grooves of MGMT.

Something strangely really works here, whether it is the light splints of glockenspiel or perhaps the chaotic bass that erupts and confronts a sea of fuzz into the closing climax of grainy Scottish harmonies, The Deep Red Sky have certainly caused a slice of originality within a landmark tune.

Words: Chris Kelman


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