Kids From Nowhere / Press

"For fans of rockabilly and the like, the Kids From Nowhere may be the best band you’ve never heard of. Despite, or perhaps because of, their diversity, this band manages to craft a sound that is classic yet contemporary at the same time, bringing the whole package together on Kick It In."

Andrew Greenhalgh - Ariel Publicuty

"Given the musical style of The Kids From Nowhere, you would think that “Nowhere” would be some part of Texas. As it turns out, one of them, singer/songwriter Zach Wheat, is indeed from Texas and brings with him the kind of outlaw country/rock style that the Texas music scene is easily identifiable with. The rest of the group hails from various countries that are decidedly not Texas, but play this genre of music as if they’ve been doing it for years. Kick It In is the 2012 debut album for these kids, and it’s a stellar one. Wheat is joined by Yves Elisee Akowendo from the Ivory Coast on drums, bassist Elad Avni from South Africa, and Israeli guitarist, Babush. Together this four piece outlaw country band rocks out in a manner similar to the way George Thorogood and the Destroyers do. As polished as the performances are, there’s no denying the grit and muscle that gets poured into the instrumentation."

Heath Andrews - Ariel Publicity

““Kick it in” is not an album that wants to imitate the classics, but the band definitely found a unique and personal way to translate those legendary staples of modern music to their own reality and personality, managing to craft a fresh, appealing and truly honest record that would sit really well among other music from influential artists such as Johnny Cash, Kris Kristoffersson, Willie Nelson and more. Most of all, this record is just a very powerful statement about how keeping things simple and straight to the point is always the best approach, when accomplished with personality and honest inspiration. All the sheer energy that fuel every song off this album just really makes me feel that the band could be an even more astonishing act on a stage, free to unleash their full potential.”

“The music is hefty, funny, pretty much masterfully produced and it practically RAINS the timeless charisma of All Things that feel and smell Honky Tonk on you. I would go as far as to state that the authenticity of the content is pretty perplexing, as I personally have no doubt whatsoever that even the most hardened and unforgiving outlaw blues rock aficionado would give the immediate thumbs up upon hearing the fray, and, trust me, Elvis approves, too. See? He does not object.”

“This album is a rare achievement – usually rock revivalists are annoying, specifically those of the “Are you ready to rock?” variety. So it is refreshing to find competent songwriters like Zach Wheat who can remind us of what was so great about straightforward, powerful rock n’ roll music to begin with. What is most refreshing, however, is how literate the whole thing is. Wheat is a smart guy who knows his subject, and the rest of his band-mates follow suit, to deliver what is needed to make this album work effectively.”

“They say that an artist who's music comes from the soul needs only open his mouth on stage and it's evident. This is the case with Wheat, maybe the only authentic representative of southern American music in Israel today. He goes up on stage alone to perform "Cigarettes Whiskey and Wild Wild Women" acappella. Afterwards, he invites the rest of the members of his nameless band and the rock-and-roll bursts in to the moist Israeli night.”