The Skinny: The Sunset Strip is a long way from the balmy environs of Townsville, Australia, but that is where you’ll find the new kid on the block: Andy The Kid. ATK is on a roll in Australia with his song “Cowboys Evolution (Rise Up)” being used as the North Queensland Cowboys theme song in their advertising and their home games – and now he is returning to his homeland with the single and video clip and an East Coast capital city tour. The track features ex-Juke Kartel member Toby Rand on vocals.
From Queensland pubs to the bright lights of Hollywood, ATK has spent decades honing his craft and this year will see him finally release his solo album. The Townsville-born metalhead moved to Los Angeles in early 2008 with a suitcase, a bass guitar, and big dreams – and ended up touring with Static-X in 2012. The Static-X shows led to ATK playing bass for founding member Wayne Static in ’13 and ’14, when he took his career solo. These shows led to yet another American tour, this time filling in for Chicago natives DOPE.
Andy The Kid will now bring his unique perspective and show to Australia with his tracks, Static-X, We Are the Riot and DOPE songs all being featured in the show. Fronting the band will be Benjamin Hatch (Full Devil Jacket, Vessel 33) and the tour will visit the iconic Espy in Melbourne, the hip-as-fuck Spectrum in Sydney and the vibing New Globe Theatre in Brisbane in late May.