Kikker (meaning ‘Frog’ in Dutch) are a band from Swansea, South Wales who play music that can most closely be identified as garage rock, punk and new wave. They formed and started gigging in early 2019.
The band has a range of influences, including The Stooges, The Cramps, Talking Heads, Joy Division & The Damned. Meanwhile, their sound has drawn comparisons to artists such as The Fall, Nick Cave, Idles & Black Sabbath.
Lyrically, they explore the likes of woodlice, chain pubs, anxiety, worms, (anti-)fascism, excess sweating, and freak accidents. This is accompanied by sonic exploration through fuzzy guitars, high energy drumming and tight bass playing.
Kikker have supported touring artists such as Cabbage, Declan Welsh & the Decadent West and Planet, and have played several venues across South Wales, including Swansea’s Sin City and Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach.
“Mixing a sonic reverence for the likes of The Fall and The Cramps with a very 21st Century lyrical intelligence and a contemporary sense of urgency, Kikker are scuffling to be set loose on a waiting world.” – Richard Rose, REPEAT Records
“Emerging from the Swansea underground scene, Kikker’s irreverent, youthful brashness brings a fresh take on post-punk and late seventies new wave. Straight from the gutter, rough and unpolished, it’s garage rock that gets straight to the point with unpretentious, comic, yet observational lyrics about everyday frustrations.” – Tom Emlyn for Death Monkey Records
“Reminiscent of The Fall in many ways, but unique enough to stand on their own with some amazingly catchy lo-fi songs, a slick nonchalant vocal delivery and very rousing guitar licks.” – Mitchell Tennant, Jacs Aberdare
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