Audiokicks formed back in 2006 in Westhill, Aberdeenshire. The original band consisted of Iain Jaimeson, Mike Traquair and Ian Brown who regularly played the Aberdeen gig circuit. The band have recorded three EP’s and featured on the Fat Hippy Records Sampler, Volume IV in 2012. The band line up adapted in 2014 with the addition of Daniel Mackintosh on lead guitar and Gavin Scott on bass. They then began recording their debut album in February 2015 and released it in May.
In the wake of Daniel’s passing in June of 2015, the remaining three decided to stay together and have since revamped the set and sound.
Lost To This World, the band’s second album, was released in February 2019 and since then with the departure of Ian Brown the band has developed into a 4 piece set up with new material flowing featuring Jamie Reid on Drums and Mathilde Fongen on Bass. With a new single out, The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss their plans for 2020.
TF: You recently had a single release, what has the reception been like?
Our single will be released officially on all platforms on the 9th of February but so we have received great response so far in our press campaign from radio’s and reviewers.
TF: And how would you sum up Stuck On Repeat in one sentence?
A bright and driving indie anthem with melancholic undertones.
TF: And are you working towards the release of an album?
Eventually an album might come along due to Iain being a bit of a songwriting machine but for now we have our sights on a small EP to be released late Summer.
TF: What else is on the cards for AudioKicks, can we expect a gig in Scotland soon, I see you are touring?
We’re touring mostly Scotland and the UK from the 14th to the 22nd of February with gigs in Nairn, Aberdeen, Dundee, Dunfermline, Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
In our current line up I believe we have only played three gigs together as a band. It’s all very narrow margins as each gig has been great fun but our last appearance at The Wig in Aberdeen was my(Jamie’s) favourite. Looking Forward to playing there again.