Black Kids are an indie rock band who formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States in 2006. Rolling Stone called them one of ten "Artists to Watch" in 2008 and they were also included in the BBC Top 10 Sound of 2008 poll. Their debut album, Partie Traumatic, was released in July 2008 and debuted at #5 on the UK Albums Chart.
The band consists of Reggie Youngblood (vocals and guitar), Owen Holmes (bass guitar), Kevin Snow (drums and percussion), Dawn Watley (keyboards and vocals), and Reggie's sister Ali Youngblood (keyboards and vocals). They started out playing shows in Jacksonville, often as a supporting act for more well-known bands coming through town.
The band received national attention after a breakout performance at the Athens Popfest in Athens, Georgia on August 11, 2007, which led to a sudden flurry of coverage...