The Dutch rock band Kid Harlequin has recently released their third fantastic album with their very first single called ITCH!
It was launched with two major album release shows in Amsterdam and Rotterdam at the end of 2016. This was also the first time that Kid Harlequin was available on vinyl records. Their year also ended with a bang supporting Alter bridge and Placebo at the Heineken Music Hall and Ziggo dome at the after shows.
Kid Harlequin’s music presents a polished version of boisterous, punchy industrial rock. You can expect rock with a dark atmosphere (reminiscent of Perfect Circle, Deftones), powerful guitar riffs, melodic vocals, electronic elements and most of all, a captivating stage presence! Frontman Julien Graute rocks the stage with his enticing vocals and captivating guitar riffs. Bronco Kuijt has his back with steady chunky bass lines ploying the stage with his guns at his side. Hailing from South Africa, born guitarist AriJo’s notoriously feisty stage performance is sure to get the crowd pumped up. More international roots are brought to the band by the formidable drummer Erik Stein who is originally from Luxemburg. An extra edge is added to their latest album with collaborations with the famous Marcela Bovio (well known as the singer form Stream of Passion) and also with a string quartet.
2014 was a busy year for Kid Harlequin with 55 shows and the release of the first EP. Since then they have released 2 albums and have made their way to international borders touring in Germany and the United Kingdom as well as touring throughout the Netherlands. Notable shows in the Netherlands include Baroeg open air, Popronde, De Grote Prijs and supporting shows from Raketkanon and Green Lizard.
Music maker ★★★★☆
"Oprichter Julien Graute weet hoe je een liedje moet schrijven, een band moet laten grooven en wat dynamiek voor muziek betekent. In een nummer als Nothing Left To Lose durft hij ook op vocaal gebied te innoveren. Nu nog een mooi voorprogramma scoren om de rest van Europa te overtuigen! "
In de ban van ★★★★★
"Hier moet menig rockhart mee wakker geschud kunnen worden."
"Immediately it’s clear for me that Kid Harlequin is going for perfection. The slamming guitar riffs they used remind me of Korn. They also have some Biffy Clyro and Alice in Chains and ‘We Used To Be’ gives me some Porcupine tree feelings, while other parts in some slow songs remind me of Tool. I must say that this album is constantly good and of high quality."
"Het tweede album van Kid Harlequin is doorleefder, intenser en harder dan ooit. "
Never Mind The Hype
"Dit album, de opvolger van Wired uit 2015, belooft wat gezien de voortekeningen: deze harde single en de meters die Kid Harlequin op en naast het podium maakt. Het artwork en de online presentatie zijn vast helemaal af."
Arianne van der Steege (AriJo)
Bronco Kuijt (Bronx)