TUNE Kiwi Jr. - Leslie
RELEASE NEW SINGLE
FROM FORTHCOMING NEW RECORD
"Naive enough to be charming” - Exclaim
"Delightful as $#!@“ - NOW Magazine
Circulated by MINT RECORDS, already recreated at high volume on stages across Canada, Toronto’s Kiwi Jr. presents ‘Football Money': a dispatch stitched out of fragments, a lustrous twelve-string paint-job unraveling ten booksmart tracks in under thirty minutes. A product of two years of labour, a monument to work-life balance, the record is not unattractively scarred by its circumstance: recorded by nightfall in dormant studios, friends and enemies drafted as backup singers and engineers, ‘Football Money' untidily fuses the yin of work with the yang of life, chronicling a dual-existence, unkempt instrumentalists moonlighting as undercompensated administrators by the harsh fluorescent light of day, borne back ceaselessly into the Greater Toronto Area by night.
Built from the clay of the day-to-day - as attentive to the complexities of a sporting salary cap as to the mystery of love; to the burden of Toronto rent as the reality of ruin- it’s a record of modern creation, lyrics text-wrapped in Excel spreadsheet cells, Rickenbackers detuned to the frequency of a blue-screen migraine. Kiwi kritiks delineate influences like sections of the cow - the rump: JANGLE; the loin: PUNK - and seem set on referring ‘Football Money' to the criminal court with the Modern Lovers and the Kinks cc’d but ultimately unable to prove intent. But Kiwi Jr. conjure what we think about when we think about Patricia Highsmith paperbacks, Peel Session Comps, and pitchers of cheap domestic: ‘Football Money' is a laser cold hit.
27th January - The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
28th January - Gullivers, Manchester
29th January - The Waiting Room, London
11-15 March - New Colosus Festival, NY