Lyrics collected from personal diaries, guitar chords composed in bedrooms, songs that have been bottling up for years. Amber and Marie never dared to share their music up until the age of 19 and 21, when Kids With Buns stepped out of their rooms onto the stage. And with results: today Kids With Buns share their debut EP 'waiting room'.
In 2020 Kids With Buns released their first track and immediately became the face of the yearly campaign of '1712', the Belgian violence helpline, with their synonymously titled song touching upon sexual intimidation.
After winning De Nieuwe Lichting 2021, their single 'bad grades' hit number one in Studio Brussel’s De Afrekening and amassed over one million streams worldwide. Live, Kids With Buns translates their music in a disarming way and has, so far, captivated audiences in Belgium and The Netherlands. In March 2021 Kids With Buns covers 'She' (Dodie) to support the queer community after the senseless violence in Beveren.
In October they shared a new single 'untitled', that talks about the growing self-centredness in society, which makes us feel the kind of loneliness and alienation that you can't put into words. And we started 2022 well with 'waiting room', a song about losing yourself in isolation. They teamed up with Bram Vanparys (The Bony King of Nowhere) to capture that feeling of loneliness, desperation, and “ugh” on record.
Latest single 'the snakes', stemming from a song written at 16 years old after a first real heartbreak, tells the story of being addicted to a person that you can't have. Tossing up between hating them and desperately crawling back, the song carries you away with Marie's deep voice, Amber's soaring yet atmospheric guitars and an addictive chorus.
Kids With Buns is a bedroom indie pop project, pushing the boundaries musically and thematically. Digging deep into their psyche and personal experiences, the young artists meticulously transform their honest feelings into music. Where their two minds collide, their music takes shape. A melancholic microuniverse takes shape when their pure yet distinctive guitars merge together with the androgynous voice of Marie and the silky tones of Amber.
Listen to the debut EP of Kids With Buns here.