Related Information for Absent Kid Hailing from deepest, darkest Essex, Absent Kid are a five piece who play an energetic brand of indie-pop. Fronted by brothers Martin and Richard Williams, the band began gigging around their native Colchester and soon earned favourable comparisons to Idlewild, Radiohead and Pavement.After a few ventures to London, the fledgling Absent Kid would soon get their first break after winning the Diesel U-Music Award for Best New Rock act. Some NME coverage later and the band were soon re.. read more