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Kid British to rock Introducing
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Kid British "buzz off playing live"

Mancunian ska-indie funsters Kid British have been announced as the headliners for the next BBC Manchester Introducing night (26 June).

The four piece, who are about to release their debut album, It Was This Or Football, will take top billing at the show at Manchester's Ruby Lounge.

The gig is the second night put on by the BBC Manchester Introducing team.

The debut show, held at the same venue in May, featured Airship, Light Syndicate and The Tombots.

Kid British have been going from strength to strength since the release of their debut single, Elizabeth, in October 2008, and their latest offering, Our House Is Dadless, has been Scott Mills' Record of the Week on Radio 1.

One of the band's front men, James Mayer, said playing the night was "wicked" for the band for a number of reasons.

"First because it's in Manchester obviously, second because we buzz off playing live, and third because BBC Manchester have shown us support from the word go and we're always happy to work with or alongside them."

Chris Long, BBC Manchester Introducing producer, said that it was "really exciting to get a band as brilliant and as fun as Kid British to headline the show."

"When you take into account the fact that the following day, the band will be playing down at Glastonbury," he added, "then getting the chance to see them in an intimate setting is just amazing - especially as it's free!"

Kid British will be supported at the show by two other acts, The Christophers and The Cordels.

BBC Manchester Introducing Live is at the Ruby Lounge on Friday 26 June. Doors open at 8pm and entry is free.

All the sets will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester Introducing



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