Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Unicorn Kid - Pure Space

Unicorn Kid has been around for quite some time now, we first featured him on Breaking More Waves back in August 2009 when he was making music at the age of about 3 or something. Now he’s out of the pushchair and running amok. See him above proving that he has finally learnt to count to 2.

Last year Unicorn Kid was responsible for the really quite brilliant Tidal Rave EP which featured the glistening-shouty-rave-mental True Love Fantasy. Now he’s back with Pure Space (renamed from the original title Dolphin Dance), which unless we’re very much mistaken sounds incredibly similar to Boys of Paradise from the previous EP – it’s certainly got that same The Clangers* go raving sound to it. It was originally available for free download, but for reasons unknown his publishers put an end to that after a couple of days - seems to be a bit of a case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted to us**, or as Unicorn Kid himself tweeted "some ppl just don't get it." Come on record industry - if an artist wants to give his music away for free, it should be their right to do so. 

Unicorn Kid is currently out on tour with Major Lazer and an album is promised this summer.

*Kids TV show from days past when probably even Unicorn Kid’s parents hadn’t even been born.

**Although apparently the track is still available to download for free from Pitchfork at the moment - we don't know but we wonder if it's another of those self-serving 'exclusives' that commercial sites use which have nothing to do with music and is all about generating traffic? Here's the link if the download is still there.

Unicorn Kid - Pure Space

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unicorn Kid wanted to put this out for free but his label shut him down after the track went live. According to Twitter though he still wants people to have it for free.