Kids With Buns

Kids With Buns is a Belgian bedroomindiepop-indiefolk duo, marked by a special timbre and melancholic songs.

Client: Kids With Buns
Website: vi.be
Date: 2019 -
Services: Discovery, Empowerment, A&R, Bookings, PR, Management

Winners of De Nieuwe Lichting 2021 (Studio Brussels)

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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.

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+ #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

Debut single ‘1712’

+ 10,000 streams within 72 hours – currently standing at 390,000(+) streams

+ National primetime airplay on release day: Studio Brussel, Radio 1

+ National online media: Belga, Focus Knack, Dansende Beren, Zizo, VRT NWS, daMusic, Luminous Dash, …

+ National papers: De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad, …

+ Editorial playlists on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music: Indie Brandleu (600k), New Music Friday BE, Acoustic Chill, …

Single ‘bad grades’ – competition De Nieuwe Lichting 2021

+ #1 in De Afrekening (on April 3rd 2021) (3 weeks in)

+ Won De Nieuwe Lichting 2021

+ Song chosen as ‘NRJ NEXT’ (Belgium, month February)

+ National primetime airplay on: Studio Brussel (high rotation), Radio 1 (evening rotation), BRUZZ (low rotation), Willy (medium rotation), Pinguin Radio (NL, KINK (NL)

+ Reached #3 (peak) in De Afrekening by Studio Brussels (6 weeks in)

+ National airplay live session on Radio 2

+ #1 in iTunes Alternative charts / #15 in iTunes (general) charts

+ #2 in Shazam Discovery Belgium charts

+ #41 in Shazam Top 200 Belgium

+ #62 in Ultratop Charts

+ National online media: Focus Knack, Dansende Beren, VRT NWS, daMusic, Luminous Dash, …

+ National & regional papers: De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad, …

+ Editorial playlists on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music: Tune in!, Slow Movement, New Music Friday (BE), Indie Goesting, Spotify Viral 50 (Belgium), …

+ Official Video (corona proof with 35+ man cast/extras) premiered on HUMO!

+ 10,000(+) times Shazam’ed

+ 430,000(+) streams on Spotify

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single ‘she’ (cover – Dodie) – On request by Studio Brussels

+ Song played in honor of David, the victim of a homophobic murder in Belgium

+ Catch of the Day at Studio Brussels (March 11th)

+ Released on April 2nd 2021

+ 23,000(+) streams

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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.

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HUMO Magazine

What a voice. This could be something!

Fenne
Fenne Kuppens Singer at 'Whispering Sons'

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.

DansendeBeer
Dansende Beren Music Blog

Simple, but haunting lyrics. They even made me think about The Cure at one point.

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Rave Offer Founder SoFar Sounds