Kid Carpet news: the Kid returns with 'Repo Chick' this April 18th
New album 'Repo Chick' out on April 18th on dan le sac's new record label Dumb Drum
Single "Shuffle" out March 14th with remixes by dan le sac, 1bpm (aka David Thorpe of Pete & The Pirates) and Voluntary Butler Scheme
Repo Chick is the brand new album by alt-pop hero Kid Carpet, aka Bristol's Ed Patrick. It's his third collection of ingenious, anarchic DIY pop songs, and also forms the soundtrack to Repo Chick, a forthcoming film by American director Alex Cox and the sequel to his 80's classic Repo Man.
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"Like most opportunities that come my way, this one was very convoluted and strange," says Carpet. "I'd never looked in the spam folder of my email account before - there was some fanmail in there from a lady in America, talking about how she and her partner were Kid Carpet fans, and that her partner made films and might like to use some of my music."
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The filmmaker in question turned out to be Alex Cox. "I remembered his voice from the Moviedrome BBC documentary series from the 80s, which he presented," says Carpet. "So by now I was really excited. I'd love to make music for films, especially Alex Cox films. He made Sid n Nancy and Repo Man, great punk rock films. It was a lot of fun, I'd love to do more of it."
Kid Carpet has been making his unique brand of electronic-punk-folk-shit-hop music since 2003. Bored with the seriousness and pretension of contemporary indie-pop bands, Patrick began making music with plastic toys and dodgy samples initially as a bit of a joke. But he found audiences relating to the playfulness of his energetic performances, and quickly became a festival regular and a popular tour support amongst top bands such as Arcade Fire, Art Brut, Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip, Badly Drawn Boy and Go! Team.
His first album, Ideas On Oh Dears, came out in 2005 and birthed the singles Your Love, Shiny Shiny New and Carrier Bag. The follow-up, Casio Royale, came out in 2008 on Rob Da Bank's Sunday Best label.
Renowned DJ, musician and long-time KC fan dan le sac first saw Kid Carpet at a Sunday Best night. The two ended up touring together, and now Repo Chick will be the first release on le sac's new label Dumb Drum. "Kid Carpet is ace simply because of his ability to write perfect pop songs but to deliver them with a level of oddness not seen outside of Monty Python," says le sac. "The NME called him the "Fisher-Price Future of Dance" but I like to think of him as the "Tamagotchi of Pop" - keep him fed and entertained and he'll keep returning the favour."
Repo Chick continues Kid Carpet's inimitable zig-zagging path across the face of pop music.
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