Blitz Kids formed in August 2006 under the guise Rig Up Explosive. In August 2009 the band changed their name to Blitz Kids.
Blitz Kids hail from Crewe & Nantwich and make 'white-knuckle alt-rock' that encourages you to take leave of your senses. They are known for their passionate live performances and DIY ethic.
2009 saw them tour the UK toilet circuit relentlessly, building up a strong, dedicated fan-base in every town and port. In 2010 they went on the Atticus Black tour, played Sonisphere, T in the Park, Hevy Festival & Guilfest. In August they recorded their debut album in under 48 hours at Red Bull studios, London.
Two of the original members, Billy Evanson and Eddie Hawx, were forced to leave the band due to personal issues in 2012. Matt Freer replaced Eddie on drums in later 2012.
In April 2013 the band announced they had parted with Hassle Records and signed with Red Bull Records.
The band recorded their second album in the summer of 2013 in Los Angeles with John Feldmann. The album, titled The Good Youth, was released in January 2014.