ShitKid is back to follow up her previous EPs with her eagerly anticipated debut album Fish on June 2, and will be spending the spring and summer on the road with appearances at Roskilde Festival confirmed, with more UK and EU tour dates to be announced.
ShitKid is the project of 24-year- old Åsa Söderqvist who made her debut last spring with a self-titled debut EP, which quickly propelled her into being one of the most talked about new acts in Sweden. The three-track ShitKid EP was released via the Stockholm based label PNKSLM Recordings in the spring of 2016 to great acclaim, and found fans at the likes of The FADER, Pigeons & Planes and SPIN internationally, while her debut single “Oh Please Be A Cocky Cool Kid” appeared on national TV in Sweden the morning after it was released.
An expanded version of the debut EP was released in the summer of 2016, which saw ShitKid playing several Swedish festivals before making her debut international appearances in the fall, alternating between playing to full houses in London and monthly shows in her new hometown Stockholm.
Close to a year after first appearing, ShitKid released her self-describing second EP EP2 on March 2 via PNKSLM recordings, a 4-track lo-fi statement of intent, inviting the listener into ShitKid’s world and showcasing Åsa strength as a songwriter, with live favourite “Sugar Town” leading the charge. Soundwise it’s slightly clearer than before, but still very much the opposite to the slick pop dominating the musical landscape today.