With an electronic style atypical of southwest Missouri, brother-sister duo Elizabeth and Patrick Carney form Kids and Chemicals.
Drawing from a kaleidoscope of musical styles, Kids and Chemicals’ beat-driven tracks reference hip-hop, soul, IDM and jazz, but the result is unexpected: Patrick Carney’s production is dark and turbulent, and singer Elizabeth Carney possesses the voice to match. Whether howling through a flurry of hyper-edited pops and buzzes or harmonizing alongside vibrant synth melodies, her vocals are haunting and, at times, savage. The pair executes a distinctly memorable, high-energy stage presence that often features improvised editing and live visual effects. With the addition of drummer Blake Mixon, the music has taken on a new level of energy, making the live show second-to-none.
Kids and Chemicals formed in early 2010 and released their first self-titled record in 2011. The group has just released a new EP, titled 'Pale Horse'.