Live Review: Fidlar & Kid Kapichi - Electric Brixton, London 27/08/2019


The afterburners of the hottest recorded august bank holiday were still in full force, and here to bring more heat to Electric Brixton were LA band FIDLAR. Armed with scorching support act Kid Kapichi, they did just that.

Starting off with the support act, Kid Kapichi have been on our radar for a while now, and with very good reason. It seems word is definitely spreading about them as a decent sized crowd was ready and waiting for them to take stage. On the back of their recently released ‘Sugar Tax’ EP, the band gave a ferocious set from start to finish. Raising the temperature and opening pits, it was everything you could ask for from a support act to get the crowd going. One of two frontmen, Jack Wilson, acknowledged how great the crowd had been and declared they would be in there joining them once FIDLAR came on stage.

By the time the time had come for the main event, the room had become full of sweat and anticipation. With a new album under their belt since the last time they were in the capital, the punk-rockers were met with huge cheers and animation from the crowd as they opened with track ‘Alcohol’. Tearing through a collection of their three albums, midway through frontman Zac Carper told us about the extra cameras about the place. “So we got approached by Netflix to be a part of a documentary on mosh pits” he explained. “So uh yeah, make it clear why they chose tonight to film and open some fucking pits”. This instruction was more just a reiteration of what was already happening however, as the fast paced erratic nature of the songs was more than enough of a reason to open pits up left, right, and centre.

With notable singalong moments of ‘By Myself’ and ‘Flake’, both taken from theirlatest album, it’s clear to see ‘Almost Free’ has gone down just as well as their first two albums. It makes you wonder why we weren’t all in a bigger venue, as I’m sure it would’ve still been the same full to the brim, sweaty affair.

Words and Photography by James Baker

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