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Dervisis – Missing

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Initially releasing music under the moniker of Kid Flicks back and forth between his hometown of Athens and London from 2010-2017, Dervisis has now traded this in for his given name, seizing each moment and demanding the future. During his time as Kid Flicks, Dervisis performed at festivals such as Eurosonic (2017) in the Netherlands alongside Dua Lipa and Alma, Fengaros and had the privilege of sharing the stage with experimental artists such as Slow Magic, Craft Spells, A Hawk and a Hacksaw.

“The idea behind “Missing” was to create a pop track describing a needy and dysfunctional relationship, as a metaphor for my relationship with Athens, the city I grew up in. The past decade, due to the crisis (+ decadence of the city, unemployment, shitty jobs, rise of the far right, gentrification, the absence of my friends.who left to work abroad etc.) I have developed a weird relationship with Athens and sometimes I prefer missing the city than living here”, says Dervisis.

TENDTS – 3431 Years EP

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TENDTS‘ ‘Nora Roth’ is taken from “3431 Years”, out this Friday by Nutty Wombat Records! Limited edition blue tapes with one side printing & remixes from Athens finest Kid Flicks and bonebrokk.

Pre order here: https://nuttywombat.bandcamp.com/album/3431-years-ep

Video: Kid Flicks – La Voix Surréaliste

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‘La Voix Surréaliste’ is the opening track of Kid Flicks’ new self titled LP. The track’s lyrics describe the pains of agoraphobia and reference Greek poet Andreas Empirikos through a surrealistic progression which unfolds the song.

The video was directed by greek film maker Dimitris Kotselis and shot in Bournemouth, UK. It expands the track’s universe by paying a homage to the third standalone instalment of the Halloween series.

Kid Flicks is the sonic alter-ego of greek producer and songwriter Nickos Dervisis. Born in the island of Lefkada and raised in Athens, Nickos abandoned his graphic design studies in 2010 to focus on music. In 2011 he released his first full-length Hearts of Gold, a world-music-obsessed bedroom pop album recorded through his macbook in and out of the typical studio environment. After many gigs and two more releases through Bad Panda and Inner Ear Records, Dervisis formed an elastic ensemble (1-4) focusing on the relationship between electronics and samples with live drums and exotic percussion.

This expanded sound became the creative engine for Flicks’ next self titled full length. Highly influenced by the bright side of contemporary Athenian life, multiculturalism and the internet culture, Kid Flicks created an album full of upbeat pop melodies with gloomy lyrics, exotic percussion and an abundance of harmonised layers drawing from various genres and styles.

“Kid Flicks” is available on digital download and vinyl and distributed through wordandsound Records. You can find it on  iTunesBandcamp, Amazon and Juno.

Kid Flicks’s next shows:

09/16 • Athens • ΨΧ Festival 2016
09/21 • Brussels • Bonnefooi Cafe

Kid Flicks – Oi Mixanes Mou

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Kid Flicks shares tropical cover of 70s greek psych-folk duo Λήδα-Σπύρος.

Right after the release of his self-titled album, Athens based producer / songwriter Kid Flicks (aka Nikolaos Dervisis) shared a tropical sunglass pop cover of the 70s psych-folk song “Οι Μηχανές Μου”, originally written and performed by the cult greek duo Λήδα-Σπύρος.

The track was featured on SonofMaketing’s new My AweSOMe Mixtape 3.0 Compilation, also featuring Lies, Lilies on Mars and Leland Did it.

You can listen and download it for free through his soundcloud account. You can also check out the original track here.

Kid Flicks’ new LP is available on digital download and vinyl and distributed through wordandsound Records. You can purchase it through Bandcamp.

Kid Flicks – The Ocean

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Nickos Dervisis aka Kid Flicks has just released a track called “The Ocean”, an aquatic pop song that you can stream below.

Kid Flicks is the experimental pop sonic alter-ego of Athens-based producer, songwriter and graphic designer Nickos Dervisis. After creating two world-music-obsessed dream pop albums recorded through his Macbook while traveling around Greece and Europe, in 2014 Dervisis formed an explosive ensemble focusing on the relationship between electronics and samples with live drums and middle eastern percussion.

This ensemble became the creative engine for Kid Flicks’ next self-titled full length. Highly influenced by the bright side of contemporary Athenian life, multiculturalism and the internet culture, Kid Flicks created a unique album, full of upbeat pop melodies, explosive percussion and an abundance of harmonised layers, drawing from various genres and styles. The first singles have already been praised by The 405, Impose Magazine, CBC Arts, GoldFlakePaint and more.

You can stream the entire LP, which “The Ocean” is on, via Spotify here – https://open.spotify.com/album/0Z93F1JKfIpOwsFROiijzt

Kid Flicks – Kid Flicks LP

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Kid Flicks is the experimental pop sonic alter-ego of Athens-based producer, songwriter and graphic designer Nickos Dervisis. After creating two world-music-obsessed dream pop albums recorded through his macbook while traveling around Greece and Europe, in 2014 Dervisis formed an explosive ensemble focusing on the relationship between electronics and samples coombined with live drums and middle eastern percussion.

This ensemble became the creative engine for Flicks’ next self titled full length. Highly influenced by the bright side of contemporary Athenian life, multiculturalism and the internet culture, Kid Flicks created a unique album, full of upbeat pop melodies, explosive percussion and an abundance of harmonised layers, drawing from various genres and styles. The first singles have already been praised by The 405, Impose Magazine, CBC Arts, GoldFlakePaint and more.

“Kid Flicks” is availabe from Klik Records and wordandsound records.

Buy the Digital Album and Pre-Order the Vinyl Edition (coming June 23) on Bandcamp.