There are two American bands named The Kicks. The first one, from Arkansas, has been inactive since 2004. The second one, from Tennessee, was also known as The Four Kicks. I) The Kicks (inactive) were a pop punk band from Little Rock, Arkansas.
They formed in 2000 under their original name, Ashtray Babyhead, and gathered a local fanbase.
They were compared to The Ataris and blink-182, but never experienced the success of either of those two bands.
The band changed their name to The Kicks and were signed to XS Records. Their Self-Titled debut album was released in 2002.