Kid Champion, ‘Head Above The Water’


Because we love Kid Champion so much we though it would be nice to accompany a track from their recent EP with a video, pretty fun to make and it goes quite well, we think it does anyway.

Kid Champion – Head Above the Water from DarrenPaws on Vimeo.

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This Friday @ BULL & GATE – Kid Champion, Jungle Doctors and more…

REBEL REBEL presents..
Kid Champion, The Capulets, Jungle Doctors, Death Surf & Bryony Marie Fry


KID CHAMPION – (11-11.30)
In quick time, Kid Champion have proved their undoubted promise and popularity, with radio plays by the BBC’s Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens, as well as a live session performance for the BBC and support slots for artists such as Art Brut and The Libertines’ Gary Powell. What’s more, the band have already been championed by Banquet Records’ Jon Tolley, playing regular shows at his New Slang club night, and the video for “Forgotten What It Feels Like” is a viral hit only a few days after release.

Max (vocals, guitar), Davey (bass) and Silas (drums, vocals) had known each other from a young age before Kid Champion was born from a frustration with the prescriptive nature of the local musical cliques. As Max says; “There’s only so far you can go in a ‘scene’. People were so narrow-minded. There are unwritten rules as to what you can and can’t wear and how your band should sound if they are going to accept you. That wasn’t for us.”
By embracing their varying musical tastes, the resulting sound – a product of continuing dedication, collaboration and conviction – is forcefully bold, but with an immediately infectious appeal; a new marrying of complex musicianship and pop-heavy hooks laden with honest and heart-strung lyrics about being young, reckless and rough around the edges. First single, “Forgotten What It Feels Like”, is a surging anthem for young lovers, strung up on thick riffs and layered with unforgettable harmonies. The song’s B-Side, “Where Did All The Good Men Go?”, is a heartfelt but furious letter to the scoundrels and liars on every corner.

THE CAPULETS- (10.15-10.45)
Expect surf-rock, summer vibes, dance beats and ska from this five-piece band of brothers from all ends of London. Keep an eye on this page for music, gigs and news. Fuck The Montagues.

‘Age shouldn’t matter a jot when it comes to judging the quality of the music a band make. Yet when you learn that a group as confident, captivating and downright fun as Jungle Doctors are all about 18 years old you can’t help but be a little more amazed’
This is what the music blog ‘The Sound of Confusion’ said when hearing new, young and exciting five-piece Indie Pop band Jungle Doctors from Teddington, London’s Debut EP ‘Making Conversation’, check out the full review here:

DEATH SURF- (8.45-9.15)
3 boys making some aqua grunge sounds you can shake you meloncolie stick at! “fuzzed up grunge pop straddling an angular new wave stallion”

Bryony Marie fry is a solo acoustic/indie/folk singer/songwriter based in Southampton UK. She was brought up attending folk festivals and busking on promenades. Years later, she is now regularly gigging and playing festivals such as Glastonbury, Glade Festival, Endorse It In Dorset, Blissfields and Strummer of Love. One of many great acts to watch out for rising up from the south coast.
Bryony Marie Fry has performed on the same bill as the likes of Bastille, Damien Dempsey, Kid Harpoon, Jay Jay Pistolet (Justin from Vaccines), Fleeing New York ( Now Band Of Skulls), Karima Francis, Peggy Sue, Alessi’s Ark, Thomas Tantrum, Rob Skipper (HARES/The Holloways) and many more…

DJ Sets from : from 7pm-12am before/after bands.


“Basically mainstream radio sucks and thats why I do what I do. I’m Olal’s Kool Kitchen and I like to provide a Kool alternative and I’m London resident DJ for Rebel Rebel Music Club
So my history. I used to be a DJ on Radio Nowhere and Radio Indie in Puerto Rico and now my show is on Radio 23, Rock XS Radio and ErrorFM. I like my music eclectic.”

Rebel Rebel Music Club



Video Exclusive: Kid Champion, ‘Under Your Bed’

Here it is guys, Kid Champion’s spanking new video for their first single from their new EP. ‘Under Your Bed’ is a delightfully clever punch packing sure-to-be hit, it has hooks and sing-a-longs a plenty. The video displays the bands enthusiasm and energy when playing live, captured spectacularly by Fenixx Productions… But don’t just take our word for how good it is, listen below.

Catch the boys playing KOKO on the 1st March w/ Concrete Knives – TICKETS

Like Kid Champion on Facebook – HERE



Live: Kid Champion @ Notting Hill Arts Club & The Barfly

Kid Champion have a couple of winter warmers lined up over this festive period.

The first of these events is Show Reel Music at Notting Hill Arts Club on the 16th December with Quiet Life and many more.

6pm-1am // £5 after 7pm, free before.
// Happy Hour at 10 // DJ: Sophia Mew + special guests

The second is sadly in the new year, so if the Mayans have their way we won’t actually be alive to attend. If we do find ourselves in 2013 safe and sound the boys will be playing The Barfly on the 6th January… fingers crossed.

Details TBC.

The guys are getting pretty excited to show off some new material and we really can’t wait to hear it.

Kid Champion video location is being looked at by Beckhams!

According to the world, the Beckhams are looking to set up home again in the UK, and it seems that they got their inspiration from our besties Kid Champion. The house in Richmond boasts a swimming pool, gym and other household basics that you would desperately need if you were a Beckham.

You may recognise the house as the playground used in the video for Kid Champion, ‘Forgotten What It Feels Like’ from the directing duo, Fenixx.

We just hope they tidied it up a bit…

Check the video and the house here –

Pretty cool gaff eh?



Kid Champion headline Sex & Mugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll

The High Tea Cast girls are returning to Kensington with a stupendous blend of comedy, burlesque and the very best singalong rock’n’roll goodness you could hope to lay your eyes (and ears) on.

Following the undisputed success of last year’s Sex & Mugs & Rock’n’Roll – which raised the final £1300 for London based charity Janies School to finish building a school for the young girls of Cambodia – we will once again be returning to Archangel Nightclub with an entourage of boundless talent to strut, sing and dance their way to helping third world women build a life for themselves… and all you need to do to help is buy a ticket. (There’ll be free cake for everyone and the chance to win utterly amazing prizes too. Obviously.)

Tickets are priced just £8 in advance from here!!!


It’s a night packed with awesome entertainment from the likes of:

Kid Champion – fresh from supporting The Vaccines (yes…WE KNOW!!) they will be bringing their passionate song-writing and catchy guitar riffs to Kensington, just for you. With radio plays by the BBC’s Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens, as well as a live session performance for the BBC these are a headline act not to be missed.

Go Zilla – plonking themselves firmly between the genres of dance, trance and rock ready to get your heart pumping and your bodies jumping. Already with air play on BBC Introducing, this is a three-piece who are going places. After they’ve played our gig obviously.

The Worry Dolls – gorgeous lady folk duo bringing you beautiful harmonies and unexpected lyrics in equal measure.
Darren Michelangelo Smith – the happy go-lucky guy sitting firmly on the fence between the genres of indie-pop and ska.

Lady Cheek – international Burlesque star, comedienne, vintage pin up and founder of The Cheek Of It! Burlesque School, she’s a lady with a whole lotta cheek!

Chantilly Lace – this pint-sized pinup found her true place in burlesque at the start of 2012, having founded Chantilly Lace’s BURLESQUE FEVER Show in her home town of Tunbridge Wells, bringing hoards of burlesque beauties, singers and magicians to the ever-thankful masses.

Ruby Woo – Our very own HTC burly girl’s not-so-secret alias. Aficionado of tease and tomfoolery in equal measure: the most glamorous identity crisis around.

Archangel, 11-13 Kensington High St, London, W8 5NP. Doors: 7:30pm

Kid Champion support The Vaccines at New Slang

On Thursday 30th August at New Slang in Kingston, Kid Champion nailed the support slot for one of the biggest bands in the country, The Vaccines. Fresh from playing the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals last weekend, The Vaccines graced the stage for the last New Slang at The Hippodrome.

Kid Champion displayed their wide variety of catchy songs and got the crowd buzzing and hyped up for The Vaccines. ‘Forgotten What It Feels Like,’ ‘Shirts Shoes Jacket & Jeans’ and ‘Where Did All The Good Men Go?’ along with other crowd favourites were the perfect opener for a band like The Vaccines.

Buy Kid Champion’s music here…