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Southampton, United Kingdom (2006 – 2014)

Kids Can’t Fly are a British pop punk band from Southampton, United Kingdom that formed in 2006. The line up consists of lead singer and guitarist Robin Black, bass guitarist Tom Dowd, guitarist Dan Parkinson, saxophone Dave Matthews, drummer Scott Wilson and trumpet player Chris Booroff. They have released four extended plays and four singles. The band is noted for incorporating and influence into pop punk and has been typically described as “ ” and “ “.

The band spent the first six years releasing extended plays like The Take Off EP (2006), No Joy for the Jealous (2007), Strength in Numbers (2010) and Northern Horizons (2012). In this period they also had several line-up changes because of members not feeling sure in continuing in the music industry. Vocalist Robin Black and saxophonist Dave Matthews have been constant members of the band throughout these developments, while Scott Wilson, the founding drummer departed from the band in 2011, but later rejoined in 2012. The band split in 2014 after two years of inactivity and a small tour of the UK to commemorate their farewell.

The bands primary influences shifted with their style, initially taking influence from Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake, but then taking more prominent influence from Four Year Strong and Fall Out Boy. The band has stated that if they ever had a chance to tour with bigger bands it would be with either Fall Out Boy, Four Year Strong or Zebrahead.


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  • Jonjonjohny

    Really have gone before their time. Their sound either would have craved a popular niche or fallen through the cracks of different scenes. They were tipped for the former, but then the latter occurred. RIP to KCF.

    27 Jul 2014 Reply
  • TheMoonStomper

    Release a full album, dammit

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • neverbemine

    very a good way :)

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Izziekakarot

    Just discovered this band, Really liking this, Can't wait to hear more. :)

    15 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Jonjonjohny

    Shame nobody posts in this shout box. Very excited for Northern Horizons and hopefully they get signed and a trombonist soon so they can release a debut album before Christmas.

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Jonjonjohny

    @Davecantfly: That's awesome man, I just got the band's free download and the new single rocks.

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Davecantfly

    @Jonjonjohny, we have started writing lots of new tracks! :)

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Jonjonjohny

    They should compile and re-write and there Extended plays for a album and actually do something.

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • DrLeatherface

    They might as well of split up. Only 2 of them left now. It will never be as good.

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • bangvang

    now they're a split-up pop punk band that dropped most the horns... :(

    16 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Scarletbegonia5

    skamuffin you dont even go here!

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • addictedtomcfly

    they're amaziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • SetYourGoals182

    yeah they are pop punk band with horns

    9 Sep 2010 Reply
  • SkaMuffin

    These guys aren't even Ska.....

    29 Aug 2010 Reply
  • SetYourGoals182

    love this band so damn much!! greet from us "Indonesia"

    29 Aug 2010 Reply
  • OMGitzEmily

    Can someone send me the download for everyone?

    3 Aug 2010 Reply
  • TalkFast

    Heard them on tv now... I like it, but I'm confused... do I skank or mosh? :)

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • IAMKElS0

    I fucking love this band. It's taken me a year to finally find the album hahahah. I so wish they weren't across the ocean! Amazing!

    21 Jul 2010 Reply
  • pan182

    great band. how come they have only 486 listeners??

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Mark-sama

    pretty cool

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
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