Kiwi Jr. have shared a jangly two-minute-long banger that is the title track of their upcoming debut album “Football Money”
Toronto’s Kiwi Jr. have released the title-track off their forthcoming album Football Money. The single highlights the bands penchant for crafting infectious indie-rock/garage pop that will stick in your brain on repeat.
Of the song, Kiwi Jr. have said, “We came up with the concept for this song while in an Uber XL loaded up with all of our gear on the way to a gig at the Silver Dollar (r.i.p.) in Toronto – the driver was going on about how much soccer player Paul Pogba was being paid and we started thinking about the weight of “football money” as controlled, or scaled currency by which to measure things. Musically we came up with something like Superchunk meets the Clean, but I distinctly remember trying to sound early Misfits in the early demo stages.”
Today’s single is the follow up to “Salary Man” which CLASH labeled “a gloriously raggedy piece of indie pop that recalls early R.E.M. and Pavement singles in its Rickenbacker sweep.”
Football Money will have its world-wide release on January 17th via Persona Non Grata Records (home to Pip Blom). The album had a Canadian release this past March on Mint Records. The album was engineered by Aaron Goldstein, and mixed by Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh.
The band have been confirmed to play SXSW in Austin, Texas in March 2020. Before that, they’ll head over to the UK for shows in Glasgow, Manchester, and at London’s Waiting Room on January 29th 2020.
UK tour dates:
27/1 – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
28/1 – Manchester, Gulliver’s
29/1 – London, Waiting Room