Posted On 25 Oct 2018
Get to know the funky pop rock band Kid Bloom! Their latest single, “Parents House” is up to over a million plays on Spotify and they just released their new single, “Prom,” on KROQ’s Locals Only and Pancakes and Whiskey, who calls the track, “a slow-burning emotional roller that echoes familiar sounds from the past, whilst engaging in a genuine new-edge spirit that is hard to ignore.”
Fusing elements of retro 70’s groove and grungy guitars with contemporary pop sensibilities, “Parents House” gives you a taste of the band’s forthcoming EP Lemonhead. Their first single, “I Kissed a Girl and She Kissed Me,” has reached over 1 million plays, and their hit single, “Electric U” can be heard in the feature film Independence Day Resurgence. The band have been featured on Indie Shuffle, Buzzbands LA, What Youth, among other taste-makers.
Learn more about Kid Bloom in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! What is on tap for the rest of your day?
Thank you for having us! Today we are rehearsing for our upcoming LA show next week and working on new music!
Since we are now at the back-end of 2018, how has this year treated this band? What is one musical goal that you have had for this year?
2018 has really been a positive year of growth for us as a band. We went out on tour, released some new music. Playing at The Greek Theatre was probably the biggest highlight for the entire team. Looking forward to seeing what 2019 has to bring.
Can you recall the moment when you thought you could be in this group together? Has anything surprised you about this ride so far?
There are ALWAYS surprises! haha There was never one exact moment for us as a whole. We all just kind of organically came together as a band and are now more concrete than ever.
How did you come up with your name? Was it hard to agree on something that you felt was right? What other names were you considering?
Kid Bloom was actually a combined effort. We couldn’t decide between two different names, so we just decided to combine the two to make Kid Bloom.
How do you think your hometowns have influenced the sound and how you all carry yourselves in this group?
I definitely think the laid back feel and the entire vibe of our music and the image of our band is very much influenced by our hometown!
Let’s talk about your newest songs “Parents House” and “Prom.” What was the inspiration for these tracks? How would you say that they are different or similar to anything else that you have put out? How do they prepare listeners for your forthcoming EP “Lemonhead”?
“Parents House” was actually inspired by the show Stranger Things!
They are both kind of different than our previous stuff because we really have developed our sound and come into our own as a band over the last year. We also have more of an honest pop element now. “Prom?” And “Parents House” showcase our newer/more developed sound and we can’t wait for our fans to hear the full EP.
What was it like shooting your recent music video for “Parents House”?
How creatively involved were you with the making of it?
If time and money were not an issue, what would your dream music video look like?
Shooting the video for “Parents House” was a lot of fun. We had a really talented team working with us at Transfixion. We are really happy with how it all came together. A lot of the creative elements stemmed from Lennon. The team did a great job of making the song and story come to life.
Our dream video would be filmed in space!
Where do you think you are all happiest- in the studio recording new music, on stage performing or elsewhere? Do you have any upcoming tour dates this fall in support of your album?
I think we are all happiest when we can just play and create new music whether it be at a private event in front of 50 people, or on a huge stage in front of 3000. We hope to be back on the road very soon!
How do you think being musicians and in this band still gives you the most joy in life today? What would you say is the most challenging part about it?
The most joy stems from striking emotion in the people listening to our music. The most challenging part for us and many indie bands is just being able to get our music out there. Its been exciting to see our fan base and listeners keep building over the last year and really appreciate all of the love and support.
What musicians would you love to work with in the future?
It would be a dream to work with Max Martin and Travis Scott
We are currently living through a very trying and politically charged time right now so I am curious to know how your own music is reflecting this time period? Or do you think it doesn’t? Would you say that other musicians are making music that has been influenced by this climate?
We just hope the honesty and fearlessness we portray in our music will help encourage and drive anyone who hears it. We hope that our music will turn anyone’s mood into a good one.
What artists have really been inspiring this group and your music since day 1?
The Beatles, Tame Impala, and The Strokes are all major influences for us.
What do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people continue to take away from your songs?
We hope people who hear our music can feel inspired to bring fresh ideas to whatever they are doing!
Where can our readers connect with you today?
You can find our music on all major platforms. Follow us on instagram and facebook @kidbloom to stay connected! You can also find all of our info at kidbloommusic.com
(all photography provided by Effective Immediately PR)