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ARTIST
TITLE
Dream Kids Never Sleep
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RPTD 013CD RPTD 013CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/11/2016

Kid Fourteen is the solo project of Khodor Ellaik, a punk musician born and bred in Beirut, and rightly considered as a beautiful anomaly in Lebanon's otherwise stale modern rock scene. Ellaik's range of musical influences includes Joe Strummer from The Clash, Suicide's Alan Vega, and more recently Sleaford Mods and Alex Huang from Dirty Beaches. Between 2010 and 2014, Ellaik was the front-man of punk band Beirut Scum Society and short-lived post-punk/no-wave outfit Friendly Faces. Following these somewhat ill-fated experiences and the split of both bands in acrimonious circumstances, Ellaik adopted a solo aesthetic using a small assortment of synthesizers and drum machines, in order to shape what became Kid Fourteen's trademark sound, an impressive blend of punk sensibilities and noise-pop elements. He has performed in several European festivals, including "Incubate" in Holland and "Waveteef" in Belgium. Back home in Beirut, he has organized successful concerts for prominent international bands such as Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches. Kid Fourteen's debut album Dream Kids Never Sleep was self-released digitally in June 2016. All music and lyrics composed, written and performed by Khodor Ellaik with the exception of "It's A Lovely Night" features Karim Chams Eddine on synth bass; The City Ways, The City Weighs features music by Karim Chams Eddine; "I Get Around All Day" features Karim Chams Eddine on guitar. "Whirlwind Blues" is remixed by Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu). All tracks mixed by Ziad Moukarzel and Khodor Ellaik. Album mastering by Ziad Moukarzel. Album artwork by Khodor Ellaik. Layout by Maya Chami. Produced by Khodor Ellaik, Ziad Nawfal and Fadi Tabbal. Edition of 250.