About: Formed in December 2011, Kicksound is a hard rock band based in Dubai. A string of energetic live shows caught the attention of Time Out Dubai, which praised the band’s “tight riffing, inventive songwriting and soulful vocals”. The publication went on to shortlist Kicksound for Best Dubai Act in 2013 and 2015. Kicksound’s long awaited debut EP, recorded at Soundstruck Studios, received a four-star review in The National, which pointed to the “abundance of musical ideas, stacked and served up with bite and finesse”.

The band’s sound is influenced by 90s acts like Soundgarden, Foo Fighters and Rage Against the Machine, as well as classic rock and metal. Kicksound is no stranger to the big stage, having performed at Beats on the Beach in Abu Dhabi, as well as Gulf Bike Week, Emirates Bike Festival and popular local venues such as The Music Room. It is currently finalising the material for a full length album while planning a string of live shows across the UAE and further afield.


What they play: Hard rock at its finest


Most often play at: Beats on the Beach and all events big and small.



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