London-based duo Exit Kid is the side project of Years & Years’ Emre Turkmen and their former touring drummer Dylan Bell. The two piece have recently dropped their new single Hell In A Handcart alongside an animated video directed by Jim Friend. Watch and listen below.
Exit Kid was originally conceived in a hotel room at the Albuquerque Holiday Inn while Years & Years were touring. Emre started writing in the back of the bus and hotel rooms while on tour, and partnered with Dylan on his return to the UK to bring the band to life.
Handcart is quite an old song, written on our US tour a few years back. It’s the only song I’ve ever written on a bass guitar and was built around the stuttering riff. I was trying to be Kim Deal. It was later recorded in London in a day. We believe in recording everything quickly. Life is short.
Speaking about the video, Dylan adds:
We all got together and wanted to make something really weird, about people in control, disorder, things deteriorating – entropy essentially. We also wanted to bring in some 90’s nostalgia with nods to Blur’s Song 2 video, Elastica and Smashing Pumpkins. We wanted to start in the real world and then descend further into some trippy chaos.
Hell In A Handcart follows on from the eponymous debut EP, released in 2017, which featured the critically acclaimed single It’s Cool.
The band is scheduled to play a London headline show on April 7th at The Shackwell arms.