Cold War Kids

Formed 2004.
Cold War Kids


Cold War Kids is an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Band members are Nathan Willett (vocals, piano, guitar), Dann Gallucci (guitar, vocals), Matt Maust (bass guitar), and Joe Plummer (drums, percussion). Jonnie Russell (guitar, vocals, keyboards) was previously with the band, as is Matt Aveiro (drums, percussion) who's leave is either temporary or permanent. Matthew Schwartz (keyboards, guitar, vocals) is also a touring member with the band.

Forming in 2004 in Fullerton, the band's early releases came from independent record label Monarchy Music. In 2006, Cold War Kids signed with Downtown/V2 and released their major label debut Robbers & Cowards to cult appeal from fans and critics. 2008's Loyalty to Loyalty and 2011's Mine Is Yours saw the band develop different musical sounds and lyrical content throughout to mixed reviews. In 2013, Cold War Kids released their fourth album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. Their upcoming fifth album Hold My Home is prepared for a release on October 21, 2014.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Mine Is Yours

    Mine Is Yours 2011

    Reviewed by James Skinner
    Californian quartet’s third LP is a decidedly mixed bag.
  2. Review of Loyalty To Loyalty

    Loyalty To Loyalty 2008

    Reviewed by Rowan Collinson
    The kids are alright, but sometimes you'd just wish they'd lighten up a bit.
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