(Toronto, Canada)
Genre: Alternative, Indie Rock

Kicksie—the project of Toronto 22-year old Giuliana Mormile (she/they)—began with rapid-fire Bandcamp uploads in early 2018. Since then, their warm, incisive brand of electro-tinged emo-pop has evolved and blossomed while still orbiting around Giuliana’s base layers of brazen honesty and melodic magic tricks. Giuliana’s also been self-recording each release via her home studio Bedhead Records, emerging each time having yet again pivoted Kicksie’s sound into fresh territory. 
 August 2020 saw the release of All My Friends, Kicksie’s fourth full-length album, which saw Giuliana intertwine her melodic charms with past dreams of joining the ranks of 2000s radio punks. A summer sleeper hit, the album was reissued by buzzing U.S. label Get Better Records and Ontario’s Blacktop Records. 
 Kicksie will be returning this spring courtesy of new label home Counter Intuitive Records, sure to join the roster’s all-star bench of indie-pop firestarters. 
 – James Cassar

Last updated on August 8th, 2023 at 03:13 pm