Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The People The Poet- stories of life - "Kids On The Corner"

UK's The People The Poet move minds and hearts with the stories contained in their songs. When you listen to Kids On The Corner from their latest album "A Short Obsession With Time" you feel the weight of youth in tough streets in an epic way. Like life the song feels sad, gritty but has rays of hope shining through.

The album speaks about the rebellious side of being a kid and the struggles of growing up and about how time marches on and how we all must deal with this progression.

The bands says of the album: "One day you’re counting down the new year on New Year’s Eve, then you’re counting down the months and days until you’re first child. You count on your parents, family and friends until one day some of them are gone and you find yourself counting the days and years since they left. The album comes to the conclusion that in seizing the moment each day, all will be good in the end."
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Robb Donker

PRESS NOTES:
The People The Poet (South Wales, UK) self-released their critically acclaimed debut concept album "The Narrator", inspired by real life stories sent into the band by their fans in 2013. The Narrator was produced by Todd Campbell, Gil Norton (on the tracks Sing & Molly
Drove Me Away) and Pete Miles (On the track Not For Now). Successful tours with Straight Lines and Deaf Havana followed in 2014 which also included Summer festival appearances at Latitude
Festival (handpicked by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens), Hay Festival and Swn Festival. 2014 also saw the band get picked to become one of twelve artists to join the BBC Horizons 12 music scheme. The Narrator was nominated for the Welsh Music Prize and the year finished off with live sessions at BBC Maida Vale Studios.




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