Kevin Nichols photo by M.Haight Photography

We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Kevin Nichols’ new song “Killing Insects” (listen below). The track is taken from Nichols’ upcoming album I Don’t Wanna Die But I Wanna Die, which is scheduled to be released on July 7th through Open Door Records. Look out for tour dates supporting the new release!

Kevin Nichols comments on the song:

“This song came about while I was killing ants in my bathroom. I’ve had an ant problem for a while and I realized their fate usually depended on what mood I was in. Then it hit me, I was playing god over these ants. I walked out into my living room after and the news was on. Typical news stories of the rich 1% of the world being responsible for the deaths of many poor people over seas as well as here in the United States. Once again I was struck by a realization, To those rich 1% …we are the ants.”

Orange County’s Kevin Nichols is a prolific purveyor of left field hooks submerged in a world of fuzz ridden guitars and a driven rhythm section. Juxtaposing soft and torturous vocal performances, he began his self-produced songwriting career at the age of 13. Now 21 year old Kevin has honed in on his sound to a threatening level. His live performances have been referred to as the “Kevin Nichols Experience.”

Having shared the stage with notable acts such as Foxygen, Thee Oh Sees, Crystal Antlers, Missing Persons, Shannon and the Clams, Feels, Fox and the Law, and many more, he’s played venues including The Echoplex, The Echo, The Constellation Room, The Viper Room, Til Two Club, The Smell, and Chop Suey (Seattle). Creating an iconic presence over the years and completing his third full-length album, there is no end in sight for Kevin.

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