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Simple Kid

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The storyplot of lo-fi beatmaker and producer Simple Kid begins with Ciaran McFeely, a man born and raised in Cork, Ireland. We were young, he was affected by Uk rockers like Led Zeppelin, the Who, & most notably T. Rex, which influenced him to become listed on several his close friends and type a rock-band of his personal. They truly became the Youthful Offenders, a neo-glam clothing that got one hit solitary within the U.K. and made an appearance on TFI Fri, Britain’s response to MTV’s TRL. Following efforts to recreate their achievement met with failing, and McFeely, who was simply frustrated with the neighborhood picture and music generally, opted for a big change of surroundings. Relocating to California, he spent almost a year hitchhiking across the Western Coast and conference folks from all strolls of life. One of these, a homeless guy, became McFeely’s intellectual and conversational foil; upon his go back to the U.K., McFeely would make use of his experiences simply because motivation for his music, in addition to his brand-new stage name, Basic Child. Eschewing slick studio room production for the stripped-down, back-to-basics strategy, McFeely began documenting music in his house using a mix of eight-track or cassette tapes along with a laptop computer, sometimes sampling and looping his very own music. The effect was a audio that fused McFeely’s glam and rock and roll roots to history beats evocative of Beck and Super Furry Pets. It was a strategy that gained McFeely critical compliment along with a cult pursuing on both edges from the Atlantic. Following release from the “I Am Rock and roll” and “Vehicle On” singles on indie label Fierce Panda in 2003, the full-length 1 strike the U.K. graphs in 2004, afterwards making its method towards the U.S. via Vector Recordings. As the record met with humble achievement, touring and elevated attention begun to use on McFeely, who silently continued a musical hiatus (dubbed “THE FANTASTIC Hibernation”) for elements of 2004 & most of 2005. Period spent employed in an area video shop cleared his brain and refreshed his imagination, and McFeely shortly started writing music again, the consequence of that was 2007’s 2. After touring to get the record throughout 2007, Basic Child announced that he was getting into the studio room to record a third record in January 2008.

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Full Name Simple Kid
Music Songs Lil' King Kong, Staring at the Sun, Self-Help Book, Old Domestic Cat, Mommy n Daddy, Supertramps & Superstars, Love's an Enigma, The TwentySomething, Oh Heart, Don't Be Bitter, Love's an Enigma, Part II, The Average Man, A Song of Stone, Breakups Breakdowns, Drugs, The Commuter, Serotonin, The Ballad of Elton John, Kids Don't Care, Hello, Truck On, You, The Road, No News, No News / Maybe I'm Just Cynical...Man, This Is Called The City, 4 Synths, I Am Rock, If I Could Tell You the Reason Why
Albums SK2, 1, 2


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Jumper 2008 performer: "Lil' King Kong" / writer: "Lil' King Kong" - as Kieran MacFeeley

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2004 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland 2003 TV Series Himself

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