I read on a blog that Black Kids = The Cure + Vampire Weekend + The Go! Team + The Rapture. Now that's my kind of (lazy) journalism - everything reduced into a neat mathematical equation... The calculation is slightly flawed though, I would replace Vampire Weekend with some Pulp! With Moog keyboards throughout, Jarvis style twisted reflections on love (or lack of) in the lyrics, some Russell Senior guitar licks right out of 'Lipgloss' and more epic choruses than you can shake a stick at, Black Kids owe more than a passing doff of the (cloth) cap to Sheffield's (former) favorites sons (and daughter...)
Partie Traumatic is a great debut, full of catchy leftfield pop. Apparently they're only doing it for the kids, and the kids are digging it!