Clwb Ifor Bach (Isaf / Downstairs)
Cardiff singer and producer Kiddus’ eclectic musical style splices soul, R&B, punk, afrobeat, indie-pop and drill into something starkly unique, struggling free of any genre it has pinned to it; some call it ‘Post-Funk’, ‘Moshpit R&B’ and at times, even ‘Depressing Dancehall’. Regardless of its genre, Kiddus’ music is something totally new and exciting – disorientating; yet dripping in charm and lo-fi honesty. In contrast to the often low-key vocals on his records, the character of Kiddus is bold and bizarre – frequently appearing with cherry-red skin and blank, pink eyes. His Instagram is laced with cryptic and unsettling ‘glitches’ and clues and his 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.