US LP pressing. Rough Trade Records are proud to announce the approaching release of 1990s second collection of knock out songs, 'Kicks', which is to be released on 23rd March 2009. The group's cult hit loaded and hugely acclaimed debut album 'Cookies' was released in 2007. 'Kicks' features more sassy, infectiously catchy songs about Glasgow and girls in the main, but also references Mongolian Warlords, Bears, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Baader-Meinhoff and Scientology. Most of the songs on 'Kicks' are anecdotes about ex, current, future and fictional girlfriends. The album was recorded at Edwyn Collins' West Heath Yard studio in London and it was produced by Bernard Butler. 'Kicks' is the sound of a group careering head first, inspired by where they come from and what they can potentially do, into further adventures in sound and visions. Inspiration was taken from everything from 'Scary Monsters'/'Golden Years' era Bowie and his work with Eno & Visconti to Jay-Z through to Hall & Oates, the chops of Hot Chocolate and even the folk licks of Richard Thompson. Sonically 'Kicks' is a rock record, but 1990s intention was to make it sound slightly alien too.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.