With their debut album due late April this year there is every reason to be excited that Liverpool’s thrilling fuzz-pop quartet Clean Cut Kid play The Great Exhibition Stage at the inaugural HOPE & GLORY.

A string of exhilarating singles have given snapshots of their brilliance and now comes a record to match. ‘Felt’ will be released on April 28th through Babe Magnet Records/Polydor and is available for pre-order from today. It will be preceded by a new single, ‘Leaving You Behind’, which has already received a Hottest Record accolade.

Clean Cut Kid are Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson. The four-piece are one of the most exciting breakthrough bands in the UK, their inventive take on anthemic guitar-pop the product of intense writing and rehearsal sessions at the band’s practice space in Liverpool. Their five singles so far – ‘Vitamin C’ (We love this song – Team HOPE & GLORY), ‘Runaway’ (We love this song too – Team HOPE & GLORY), ‘Pick Me Up’ (Ok there’s a pattern forming here – Team HOPE & GLORY), ‘Make Believe’ and ‘We Used To Be In Love’ – have introduced a band full of creativity, who mix classic melodicism with a sonic adventurousness. ‘Felt’ was recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios with Blossoms and The Coral producer Rich Turvey, London’s Konk Studios with Arcade Fire collaborator Craig Silvey and London’s Voltaire Studios with Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, Wolf Alice).

If you haven’t got the feeling yet that we are excited about this band – WE ARE.

Clean Cut Kid will arrive at HOPE & GLORY fresh from their headline tour in April and May and will also from supporting Brit Award-nominated troubadour Michael Kiwanuka in May. Their performance at HOPE & GLORY is going to be very special and the timing for this band on the rise couldn’t be better.