Music Box season 2 episode 22: Exit Kid

We hauled a drum kit into the studio and got exercise AND great music

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Tuesday 05 December 2017 15:32
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Music Box #22: Exit Kid

Exit Kid is the project of Years & Years keyboardist Emre Türkmen, who decided to switch synths for guitar, teaming up with drummer Dylan Bell.

"Exit Kid began in Albuquerque a year ago. I was on a gruelling US tour and it was very monotonous and uninspiring," Emre explained.

"There's a line in a Verve song that always stuck with me: “the airwaves are clean and there's nobody singing to me now” and that's how I felt. Plus, I had a lot of shit to deal with so I bought a cheap guitar and decided to get my hands dirty. I don't think the guitar-bass-drums combo has ever been bettered."

The guys released their debut, self-titled EP in June, played a few shows, and then we hauled them in for a Music Box session.

This was the first time we'd had a full drum kit in but thankfully it fit, and it was pretty good exercise carrying everything into the studio.

Check out their session (above) - the guys played "Who You Fooling" and "Working Stiff".

See all of the latest Music Box sessions here. Exit Kid play The Social in London for Huw Stephens' Christmas Party on 12 December.

Thanks to: Exit Kid, Debbie Ball, Sennheiser, Marshall and The Independent video team

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