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Ugly Kid Joe reform

By | Published on Wednesday 11 April 2012

Ugly Kid Joe

It is possible that between the ages of twelve and sixteen I was a fan of the band Ugly Kid Joe. It’s even possible that I insisted to school friends that their third and final album, ‘Motel California’, was brilliant. Who can say if any of this actually happened, it was such a long time ago. Thankfully, even back then, I made no excuses for their second album, ‘Menace To Sobriety’.

Anyway, Ugly Kid Joe have reformed, which isn’t the best news ever. Particularly as I’ve just listened to the first song to emerge from a new six track EP due for release possibly as soon as later this month. A European tour is coming this way in June too, and the band will perform at this year’s Download festival.

Speaking to NY Rock Music Examiner, drummer Shannon Larkin said: “We are really stoked at how it [the EP] came out – pure Ugly Kid Joe, dude! We have no label, agent, or management, and did the record by ourselves without a real plan other than getting together in a room again after all these years and jamming out!”

See if you’re “stoked about how it came out” by listening to this low quality rip of ‘Love Ain’t True’ here: