Mancunian blues-revivalists Feed The Kid head to Riverside in Newcastle on Thursday 10th November, before they do, they told us about five of their favourite frontmen.
A frontman that had everything. A voice, charisma, and stage presence. He was the focus figure for The Doors. I think it would be wrong to not acknowledge this man’s beauty. FTK will not shirk that responsibility, he has to be the sexiest frontman of all time. His voice is something that we love, and The Doors’ psychedelic keys really influenced our decision to introduce them into our set up. They probably changed our sound, hopefully for the better.
An innovator that transcended time. He recreated himself countless of times in every era. He lead by example and was a true inspiration. The man broke boundaries with every record. He has to be in the majority of every artist’s influences.
His back story’s incredible and just adds to his character. Every guitarist has to choose Hendrix, when you’re that good at your trade, you leave people in the shadows. He had Eric Clapton spewing at his genius.
T.Rex was a sound on the majority of our parents’ radios when we were growing up. It’s very nostalgic and brings back fond memories. The sound is evident in some of our songs. Our song Century pays homage to him. I think for us, it was his performance and outlook that shone through. He wasn’t a serious character, and had a laugh.
A total contrast to Marc Bolan and our rock and roll influences. He didn’t have the flamboyance of the 60 or 70s rock and roll, but for us is a key figure due to us coming from Manchester. The main direction of Joy Division’s music was down to an odd character with a troubled personality. He was mesmerising but yet difficult to watch. The dark poetically beautiful sound still gives you goosebumps.