FTK are back to shake up the city scene

Reporter: Simon Smedley
Date published: 21 August 2018

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Rejuvenated indie five-piece Feed the Kid are set to return to storm the Manchester music scene once again as politically-fuelled FTK.

A popular outfit boasting numerous Oldham roots, FTK was re-born in early 2018 when vocalist Curtis Taylor and guitarist Ciaran Egan drafted three new members into their previous project, Feed the Kid.

The previous incarnation accumulated noteworthy success with sold-out gigs and releases of original material, but Taylor and Egan are now back in a transformed line-up with new additions Andy Fletcher (bass), Thomas May (guitar) and Dan Houghton (drums).

The band aim to be a light in the dark of modern day society, voicing their shared concern about the distinct lack of morals in today’s world.

Their lyrics weave a frustration at ‘right wing behaviour’ into an alternative rock sound laced with blues and hip hop flavours, reminiscent of Gorillaz and Radiohead.

FTK’s ‘first’ appearance will be at Head for the Hills festival in Ramsbottom on September 15, where the band will play alongside acts such as The Boomtown Rats and The Selector.

They will also be at Night & Day in Manchester on September 24 and are set for a busy 2019, with shows already booked in London, Manchester and Dublin.

Until then, their new, self-funded double A side – ‘Strange Times’ and ‘Dirty Jokes’ - will allow FTK to voice some of those controversial opinions.

Tunes can be found on: ftkmusic.co.uk

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Watch the official trailer for FTK's forthcoming single 'Strange Times'

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