DeadSplinter Up! All Night: Fashionably Late

Photo Credit: Samuel Trotter From left: Reggie Youngblood, Holmes, Ali Youngblood and Watley of Black Kids.

Black Kids is a fun band that had a fleeting taste of popularity in 2007 with the pop hit “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You.”

They made a bit of comeback with 2017’s “Rookie”, but I haven’t heard much from them since.

I’m sorry to have missed them the first time around, but I’ve been enjoying them since I heard about them.
Are there any bands you were late to the party to learn about? (But not too late, because that would upset Ellie.)

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  1. Janelle Monae- I knew she was out there, hell, she was everywhere. That was the problem, I couldn’t see how someone getting that much exposure could be making music I wanted to hear.  I resisted listening to her for a long time. But I was wrong, she’s so good.



  2. Those guys sound great. I was previously unfamiliar with them myself.
    I get a lot of good indie rock tips from the folks here. Like Kevin Morby who I was way late to the party with. Good stuff.

  3. I went to visit a friend I helped move back home from Toronto to PEI a few years ago and her family kept talking about how awesome the Honeymoon Suite concert they once went to was. I kept saying “I don’t know who Honeymoon Suite is.”

    When I returned home, I found myself singing along to a song playing on the radio station I listen to and I heard the DJ say that it was Honeymoon Suite and it turned out that I liked and knew a lot of their songs. Then, as some of you know, just before Covid, I went to a Honeymoon Suite concert and it was amazing. I don’t know if this counts as being late to the party as I have always liked their songs but never knew the name of the band.

    Stay in the Light by Honeymoon Suite:

  4. A couple of months ago, I felt like listening to “Isolation” by Joy Division, so I went looking for it on YouTube – as opposed to, you know, just pulling out one of my CDs and playing it. Instead, I found this faithful and endearing live cover of it by a band called Cold Cave, also featuring Mark Lanegan on vocals. It was uploaded on May 18, which was also the 40th anniversary of Ian Curtis’s suicide.

  5. I was late to Hugh Cornwell and The Stranglers. Cornwell’s recent stuff has been a revelation during the pandemic for me.

    But The Stranglers have been working well without Cornwell.

    I’m not taking sides. Both work well for me.

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