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Auckland's Bib Kids Unleash Debut Single '100 Degrees'

Auckland's Bib Kids Unleash Debut Single '100 Degrees'

Monday 7th January, 2019 1:43PM

Emerging Auckland electronic duo Bib Kids’ sonically punishing shows over the past year have already made them a can’t miss live experience. The team of Tash van Schaardenburg on synths / samples / vox and Michael Vincent Sperring (Drab Doo Riffs, Blue Bloods, Mean Street) on electronic drums have now unleashed their debut single '100 degrees’, delivering a high-wire blend of frenetic percussion and ominous synths as van Schaardenburg’s vocal intonations ratchet up the tension throughout the track’s sweaty three and half minutes duration. The new song follows swiftly on from their demo ‘Heathens’ which dropped in September, and they’ve got an EP titled Gimp Software lined up for release this March. Tash van Schaardenburg shared a few words on ‘100 degrees’ and the upcoming collection…

“100 degrees was a song that’s been a long time coming. We work from a very improvised stand point, and so it’s taken us a while to get to a place where we feel comfortable with a recurring structure… well, kind of. As we played more gigs, and explored more pathways, the layers have built from a place where at the start of last year, we were just playing a synth and drums with songs names that were more symbolic of a concept of sound rather than an actual song that we were trying to play. We recorded the songs at SAE with De Stevens and we really vibed with him over the final sound of the EP. We wanted to capture the raw feel of a Bib Kids performance, but we also wanted to keep it tight enough to put out there as a digital, and eventually a physical, release. But it’s not really the same because our live performances have an energy that you have to be there to experience, it’s not something you can capture. That separation between making music and performing it is really important to us - experiencing the heat of the moment is what 100 degrees is all about.”


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