CRISPR Kid are a Dublin based 4-piece guitar band who released their debut E.P. 'Fresno Rescue Mission' in December 2019 and performed blistering gigs at The Sound House, Whelan’s ‘Ones To Watch 2020’ and a headline show at Lost Lane, Dublin in late January 2020.
They recently finished their debut album 'Down with the Kid' in September 2021. The band released their rhythmic indie-thumper 'Blitzkrieg' as the first single from this record in October 2021 and have followed it up with 'First Responder' in January '22 which has been well recieved throughout. Battery Boy came out in April '22 with the full LP releasing on 29th April. The band marked their Vinyl Release with a bang at Grand Social on 31st March, with the streaming launch show set for Whelans on 16th June.
Home-recordists Pauric Sweeney (singer) and bassist Stephen Browne had been songwriting with Dublin producer Phil Dobie for much of 2019 and brought brilliant Brazilian drummer Romulo Passos into the fold that summer. The mercurial Gary Mackey joined on lead guitar to make up the 4-piece in August 2020 and the band began recording DWTK as an EP at Darklands Studios last November under the guidance of engineering ace, Daniel Doherty.
A purple-patch ensued and the Down with the Kid expanded into a full LP as the lockdown persisted.
It's no accident that the band's name alludes to the contraversial C.R.I.S.P.R. gene editing phenomenon. They decided to democratise their own genes - or mixes to be precise - by posting the recorded stems on the day of all releases for free on CrisprKid.com - thus allowing up and coming producers/engineers to attempt their own versions.
Listen to the four released singles across all major platforms: Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, etc.