The Sidekicks Share New Song "People's Court"

The Sidekicks Share New Song "People's Court"

Cleveland, Ohio indie rock band The Sidekicks return with a brand new song “People’s Court” which is accompanied by a video. Steve Ciolek (vocals, guitar) explains, “‘Peoples Court’ takes place at a combination laundromat/bar in a quiet moment shared between a couple. Sometimes it’s unnerving how well two people can know each other.” You can listen to “People’s Court” at Spotify now or watch Steve Ciolek perform the song on Live from The Rainbow Couch.

Formed in Cleveland in 2006, The Sidekicks made their debut with 2007’s So Long, Soggy Dog and followed the album with 2009’s similarly punk-influenced Weight of Air. The band embodied a more melodic sound with 2012’s Awkward Breeds, and fully showcased their tightly honed pop sensibilities on Runners in the Nerved World. Produced by Phil Ek (The Black Angels, The Walkmen), Runners in the Nerved World drew praise from the likes of Pitchfork (who noted that the album “hearkens back to the widescreen indie rock of Built to Spill, the Shins, and Band of Horses”). The band’s latest release, Happiness Hours, was released in 2018 on Epitaph with much critical acclaim.

Praise for The Sidekicks:

“A nice dose of power pop." - Brooklyn Vegan

"Columbus act's second record for Epitaph -- it's best yet -- gives off summery vibes amid waves of nostalgia." - Columbus Alive

"The evolution of The Sidekicks is one that most bands struggle to pull off." - Noisey

“The spray of a cool wave on a hot day, the breaking of the sun on a grey day, or the laugh in spite of sadness.” - Popmatters

"It's a burst of refreshing familiarity, the sound of a very good band checking back in with more of what they do best." - Stereogum


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