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CLEAN CUT KID Examine Grief On New Single ‘Lewis, Be Brave’ Released 20th October 2021

20th October 2021

Fresh from supporting Orla Gartland on her UK headline tour dates as a stripped-back duo to a rapturous response, Liverpool quartet CLEAN CUT KID are proud to reveal their new single ‘Lewis, Be Brave’ which is released on 20th October 2021 via Alcopop! Records.

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The new single is the second to be taken from the band’s recently announced fourth album, titled Hiss, set for release in 2022 on new independent label homes Alcopop! Records (UK/EU) and Team Love Records (US), with the album’s lead single ‘Heavy As’ released earlier this summer.

Another beautiful slice of lo-fi indie folk from the four piece, the single gives a further insight into the sound, atmosphere, and songwriting that fans can expect from the new album, and is a touching tribute to the grief experienced following parental loss.

Recorded and produced entirely by the band in their top of the range, custom-built analogue home studio in their Liverpool flat, forthcoming album Hiss was painstakingly and lovingly crafted by the band, who reveal themselves as true audiophiles and songwriters of the highest calibre in the process.

Commenting on the single, frontman Mike Halls says: “A good friend came to stay with us a few days after losing his Mum. I’d never witnessed someone so completely and utterly consumed by grief. His pain was like a force that changed the air in every room he was in. ‘Lewis, Be Brave’ was written simply to tell him, ‘I tried my very best to understand what you were feeling.’”

In July 2021 the quartet were one of the first musical acts back on the road post-pandemic, as they set out on a triumphant run of rescheduled socially-distanced UK headline tour dates in support of the record, with many dates either sold out or upgraded, and were supported by keys player Evelyn Halls’ solo project Pet Snake.

Clean Cut Kid will be revealing further details of the new album and further live dates over the coming months. The band’s recently announced Winter 2021 UK headline tour dates are on sale now (see below for listings), with support from Team Love labelmate and New York-based songwriter Lorkin O’Reilly.

‘Lewis, Be Brave’ is released 20th October 2021 via Alcopop! Records / Team Love

CLEAN CUT KID Winter 2021 UK Headline Tour Dates:

29.11.21 – Manchester – Academy 3
30.11.21 – Sheffield – Yellow Arch Studio
01.12.21 – Liverpool – Arts Club
02.12.21 – Leeds – Brudenell
05.12.21 – Newcastle – Cobalt Studios
06.12.21 – Glasgow – Broadcast
07.12.21 – Edinburgh – Opium
12.12.21 – London – Colours Hoxton
13.12.21 – Brighton – Green Door Store
14.12.21 – Bristol – The Exchange
15.12.21 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds

Tickets on sale now: https://www.cleancutkid.co.uk/