From the Archive: Kid Canaveral

I’ve only ever been to Cape Canaveral once (nearly – OK a car park about 15km from it to watch a shuttle take off) and I’ve only ever seen Kid Canaveral once.  Both were very enjoyable experiences.  Kid C were on at Bella on the goNORTH Seedlings stage back in 2011 and I ran away from Texas to see them.  I’ve had a bit of a re-edit on some of the shots that I may have already posted on here.  The colour version of this first one ended up on the Kid Canaveral website (maybe its still there) and it was their Twitter avatar for a good while.  Its a favourite of mine !!

Here ye go then – photos of Kid Canaveral all taken with the Nikon D40 and the 50mm 1.4.

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And heres that shot again but in its original colour form as used on the KC website

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Kid Canaveral are an alternative pop group based in Edinburgh, and the indiepop poster children of the Fence Records roster. The band – David MacGregor (Guitars & Voice), Kate Lazda (Guitars & Voice), Rose McConnachie (Bass Guitar & Voice) and Scott McMaster (Drumkit) – formed in St Andrews, and after releasing their debut 7″ single ‘Smash Hits’ on their own label Straight to Video Records in 2007, they self-released a further 4 singles, an EP and their debut album Shouting at Wildlife, before signing to Fence Records in 2011. This marriage of band and label followed an incredibly busy 2010 for the group, with their debut LP becoming a critical and word-of-mouth success seeing the original pressing of the record sell out. BBC Radio 1′s Introducing…in Scotland made the record its Album of the Month in the run up to its release, and BBC Radio Scotland DJs Vic Galloway and Tom Morton bestowed upon it their respective Album of the Week accolades. Fence re-released Shouting at Wildlife in 2011, in a year that saw Kid Canaveral tour constantly in the UK and USA with festival appearances at T in the Park, South by Southwest (SXSW), Belladrum, goNorth, The EDge Festival (part of the Edinburgh Fringe Programme), Stag & Dagger, and Fence’s legendary Homegame, to name but a few. The band rounded off their busiest year to date with a tour and co-penned single with the Mercury Nominated/Fence founder King Creosote, with the Kids acting as both support group and backing band to the hirsute monarch of Crail.”

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