Winners of De Nieuwe Lichting 2021 (Studio Brussels)
Kids With Buns
Kids With Buns is the band of Marie Van Uytvanck (21) and Amber Piddington (20). With their atmospheric guitars and uniquely disarming, androgynous voice Kids With Buns creates a sound that gets halls quiet. Fresh, radio-friendly songs that balance melancholy, power and color. With a down-to-earth open-mindedness they arouse a nascent sense of security.
The music of Kids With Buns is sometimes compared to London Grammar, Phoebe Bridgers and Girl In Red.
Live, the dynamics between the two women for an intense, warm experience of their tracks. In this way they made it to the semi-finals of Humo’s Rock Rally 2020 in their first year of existence and managed to convince a number of big stages. You could’ve seen them at Dranouter, Theater Aan Zee’s Zomer in O. and in music club De Casino.
At the end of last year, Kids With Buns was the face of the annual campaign of the helpline 1712. This campaign went hand in hand with the release of their very first single ‘1712’. A song about sexual harassment.
2021 thus promises to be the year of confirmation. The duo signed with V2 Records Benelux and with their second single ‘bad grades’, they won Studio Brussel’s De Nieuwe Lichting 2021. The single also reached first spot in De Afrekening and received airtime on several Dutch radio stations.
At the request of Studio Brussels, Kids With Buns covered Dodie’s “She”. It promptly became the ‘Catch of the Day’ on the radio station.
The band is working on new songs and a live set.
+ #1 in De Afrekening (3 weeks)
+ Winner of De Nieuwe Lichting 2021 by Studio Brussel
+ Grote Beer van Morgen 2021 at Dansende Beren
+ Supported: Mooneye (solo), Sioen, (Corona-cancel) Delta Crash & The Whereabouts of J. Albert (at De Casino).
+ Semi-finalist Humo’s Rock Rally 2020
+ Selected for Jong Muziek 2020 by Theater Aan Zee & De Zwerver (Leffinge)
+ Festivalspot at Dranouter 2020
+ Livesession for SoFar Sounds
There was no dispute about the impression Kids with Buns had made: with only three elements - vocals and two guitars - they made a sound not so far from London Grammar and created an atmosphere where the class was plentiful and Hangar 27 became silent. Marie Van Uytvanck and Amber Piddington: 20 and 18 years old, and names to remember.
What a voice. This could be something!
What a voice! Very special timbre, but especially powerful and at the same time very fragile. For this kind of music it even comes pretty close to perfection.
Simple, but haunting lyrics. They even made me think about The Cure at one point.