Kid Acne's debut album on Lex is a short, sharp shock to the lug-holes from a punch-drunk MC messed up on spray-paint fumes.
This 11 tracker is laced with influences from punk, various eras of hip hop history, OI! and old school rave.
With beats programmed by Req and production held down like unwanted puppies in the local river coming courtesy of Ross Orton (the man responsible for M.I.A.'s hit single, Galang), Romance Ain't Dead is the realization of South Yorkshire Tourist Board's worst nightmare and one the funniest, yet slickest album's you'll hear all year, or at least until his next one...
“Great sh*t” 4/5, Echoes
“Bold, barmy, distinctly British” 4/5 Hip-Hop Connection
“Put at the top of your shopping list” 4/5 Touch
“Yorkshire’s finest rapper brings the noise.” 4/5 Observer Music Monthly
“Bangers and Beano” 4/5 DJ mag