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Kieran Ryan of Kid Sam revealssolo album details

Kieran Ryan, Melbourne-based songwriter and former singer of the now dissolved indie rock duo Kid Sam, has just revealed the details for his forthcoming solo debut.

Due out on April 5 through Spunk Records, the self-titled record will showcase a very different sound to Kid Sam’s self-titled debut which was released back in 2009. While Ryan initially began recording tracks from his bedroom, the album was put together in the final stages with the help of producer and friend Myles Wootton (The Panics) and engineered by Matt Voight who has previously worked with Cat Power and Geoffrey O’Connor.

Ryan and Wootton began working on the album towards the end of 2011 after months of sporadic studio sessions. The debut release features nine tracks which explore a variety of themes such as history, the passing of time, and finding ones place in the world, while embodying both a medieval and present time setting. Guest musicians include Annabel Grigg of Oh Mercy, Kelly Lane of Skipping Girl Vinegar and Luke Benge from Sikap Sempurna; cellist turned singer-songwriter Jessica Venables, who features on ‘Out of Africa’; and Dave Henry who provides trumpet for ‘The Stage’.

Ryan has previously stated that a reformation of Kid Sam is unlikely, choosing instead to focus on his solo venture.

Kieran Ryan will be performing in Sydney tonight (February 7), supporting Julia Holter at York St Anglican Church.

Kieran Ryan tracklist:

01. Out of Africa
02. Red Eyed Birds
03. Are You A Conspirator?
04. The Stage
05. What Matters
06. Building A Snowman
07. Me And Laura Lee
08. The Cannibal Club
09. The World Is Ending

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gumbuoy said on the 7th Feb, 2013

Super sad that Kid Sam are no more, but this album should be great.


Stugalug said on the 7th Feb, 2013

Kieran was great supporting Thurston.

Kid Sam were all time.


gumbuoy said on the 7th Feb, 2013

The good thing is there is only 2 of them, and they're cousins, so assuming they haven't had a complete falling out, one day they might just be at a family gathering, and go "hey, want to be in the band again?" "yep!" and off they go.


Stugalug said on the 7th Feb, 2013

Kishore could always raid their grandmother's kitchen for a new drum kit.