Spotlight Kid (band)

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Spotlight Kid
Performing at the Summer Sundae festival, Leicester, August 2010
Background information
Origin Nottingham, England
Genres Rock
psychedelic rock
Years active 2006-present
Labels Club AC30
Members Chris Davis
Karl Skivington
Chris Moore
Rob Mcleary
Matt Holt
Katty Heath
Past members Rich Davidson

Spotlight Kid are a Nottingham-based shoegaze band whose original lineup was Six By Seven drummer Chris Davis on drums, Rob McCleary & Katty Heath (formerly of Bent) on vocals, Karl Skivington on mouth organ, Chris Moore on guitars and Matt Holt on bass.

Their first album, Departure, was released on Club AC30 in 2006.

In 2009 Spotlight Kid released Crystal Dreams, a four track EP, on Two & One Records. In 2010 they followed this with a limited edition 7" vinyl double A-Side "April/All is Real" again on Club AC30.

The latest album, Disaster Tourist, was released in September 2011 in the UK, with an expanded release for the rest of the world in November 2012. It was recorded at Purple Studios in two days, each track played live in one take.

Live, Spotlight Kid have supported Jake Bugg and played at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. Selected by a panel that included Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq, Jo Whiley, Dom Gourlay Tom Robinson and Emily Eavis they appeared on the BBC introducing stage.

Spotlight Kid's music draws influences from the likes of The Steady Sound, Spacemen 3, Lush and Swervedriver.[1] It features mixtures of shoegazing, Krautrock and 1990s psychedelic rock.



  1. ^ "The Spotlight Kid interview", BBC, 1 December 2006, retrieved 2010-08-19

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