Bold and brave, ShitKid don’t only stand out with the name, but with this messy and brash second single 666 prove to be capable of delivering the kind of angst fuelled perfect punk tune. Clocking in at barely two minutes it grabs the listener by the scruff of the neck and drags them through whoops and moans, frantic guitars and pulsing beats before coming to an abrupt stomping stop.
The project of 23-year-old Åsa Söderqvist based in Gothenburg, Shitkid has its origins in 2015, when Söderqvist started recording on a half-broken computer while trying to learn her way around Garage Band as a way to deal with shyness and anxiety, and sounds anything but timid. As soon as the music was online, she turned away from it, focusing on acting and making the music for a short-film series named Stargazer by Linda Hedström.
Four months later she reached out to Stockholm label PNKSLM Recordings, and the first fruit of the collaboration was ShitKid’s official debut single Oh Please Be A Cocky Cool Kid, which was released earlier this month. The raucous 666 will be followed by the self-titled debut EP on April 1.