The product of Caribbean/Indian/Filipino/Welsh heritage and raised Rastafari, Cardiff singer and producer Kiddus’ musical stylings are as eclectic as his upbringing, splicing R&B, punk, afrobeat, indie-pop and drill into something starkly unique. Emerging in 2019 with his entirely self-produced debut EP “Snake Girl – Disc 1” and it’s equally DIY music videos, the elusive artist landed himself on Giles Petersons’ Future Bubblers roster and later garnered cosigns from KEXP, the BBC, COLORS, Mixmag and VICE.

In contrast to the often lowkey vocals on his records, the character of Kiddus is bold and bizarre – frequently appearing with cherry-red skin and blank, pink eyes. Kiddus’ Instagram is laced with cryptic and unsettling ‘glitches’ and clues, his stories will often flip between sincere content and scripted fantasy without clear distinction and social media is the only place you can view many of his elaborate looping music videos.

The live show has earned a similar reputation for unpredictability too, with the singer bouncing between guitar and sample pads, crooning covers and joking with the crowd one moment and screaming and sprinting cross-venue the next.

After a busy pandemic of features, remixes and singles via Brownswood Recodings, Kitsuné Musique and his own label ‘Ends World Fair’ – Kiddus returns to cap off his debut project with “Snake Girl – Disc 2”

Saturday May 7th, 2022 7:20 pmSat @ Penny Black Room 1
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