The Austin music scene is rife with musicians some of whom have been playing music for most of their lives as well as eager amateurs, all trying to rise above the fray and obtain some recognition for their art, scratch out a living, while trying to avoid the dreaded velvet coffin. The members of Residual Kid have been playing music for most of their lives and thrust themselves into this scene a few years ago, aspiring to play music that reflects their diverse influences, while bringing something new and fresh to music fans in Austin and beyond.
Every band experiences the highs and lows of the music business, and Residual Kid haven’t been immune to either. Years of gigging around town in any club they could get a show while fine tuning their original material, the band began to reap the rewards of their hard work in 2011. A fresh set of songs on their debut EP, television appearances, bigger shows with cool Austin bands, and media attention began to feel the rewards of hard work and dedication. Then…everything changed. The departure of the band’s primary singer and contributing songwriter at the peak, caused a pause in the Winter of 2011.
After some serious consideration, the three original members Ben, Deven, and Max decided to regroup, refocus, and redefine the sound of Residual Kid. Just a few months out of the scene, the band returned to the stage with new material and a new sound, much to the approval of their old fans and gaining new fans rapidly. The band’s sound reflects that music that has proven inspirational in their lives, raw, punk-inspired, sonic, and at times complex in structure. Heading into 2013. Residual Kid have completed a great year filled with awesome shows, a Fun Fun Fun Fest appearance, and a bunch of great new friends. Look for the band at this year’s SXSW and on the road during summer 2013..hopefully coming to a town near you!
Ben Redman, Max Redman and Deven Ivy are destined to play music for the rest of their lives..and if that doesn’t work out, there’s always skateboarding.