Grammy Nominated Steve Wilson has brought his genius to Ugly Kids Club as the producer, songwriter and guitarist, whose other musical half is Aliegh Shields. The pair came together in 2011 after discovering their love for music and electronic rock.
This affection for bands like Crystal Castles, Sleigh Bells and The Kills can be seen in their debut EP Ugly Kids Club, which is a great introduction to the duo, who mix their deep expressive voices with heavy drumming and synths to create a fresh new sound.
Songs like “Diamond In Your Fire” and the opener “My Soul,” showcase the talent of this band whose sound may be reminiscent of bands like the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs and The XX. Throughout the EP, Ugly Kids Club manages to keep their sound uniform, almost making the whole album sound as one fun, dance-able, long continuous song. It is this uniformity and cool mix of electronic sounds and lyrics that makes this band stand out among all of the electronic bands that populate the charts today and makes them the ones-to-watch.