Austin, TX-based, Mike Kiddoo, brought a new voice to the pop conversation when he emerged in June 2019. After almost a decade as an Austin shock rocker, Kiddoo was ready to refine his over-the-top act, taking influence from modern chameleons like Beck and David Bowie.
Kiddoo began recording his first song with producer Justin Mauriello (former Zebrahead frontman) in June 2018. The two had become friends at a cafe in East Austin that Kiddoo worked at. He released "Rabbit Hole" in June 2019, marking the start of his musical shift. The song married his love of 90's alt-rock and 70's soul with Mauriello's electro-pop production.
"Rabbit Hole" was written, recorded, and mixed - almost exclusively - in bedrooms and coffee shops across Austin. Once he found the magic of this approach, Kiddoo kept his DIY methods going, releasing over a dozen singles since then.
Between collaborations with Culture Wars, Lena Luca, and Darling Thieves and his first full-length record set to drop in the spring, Kiddoo is setting the stage for an eventful 2021.
"The track has gusto and power... "Drive Me Mad" is the type of song you crank up the volume for."
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