‘A smorgasboard of calypso drums , funk tinged basslines and choppy guitars ‘
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The Kabeedies came out of the blocks like an express train with whirlwind quickfire sets of no more than 20 minutes long, electrifying short sharp bursts of energy.
Early converts to the band included legendary DJ Steve Lamacq and up and coming new DJ and taste maker on the block Huw Stephens who invited them down to the BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale Studios in early 2008 to record live and in session.
2008 carried on in style with their debut single ‘ Lovers ought to”‘and appearances at both Glastonbury and Latitude.
The year ended on a high when CSS invited them to tour the UK when their original tour support pulled out at short notice – good times.
2009 was the year the band toured Germany for the first time and made their debut at Dockville Festival in Hamburg were despite 3 encores the crowd wouldn’t let the band leave the stage.
RUMPUS the bands debut album was also released with it ending the year at number 9 in Artrockers top 20 albums of the year.
2010 and The Kabeedies song “Come on” is chosen by microsoft to feature in a worldwide tv advertising campaign for xbox – during the same year the band play numerous live shows including sharing the stage with the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Darwin Deez, Hurts & Everything Everything.
2011 and the band release “Santiago” which goes onto win Steve Lamacqs Rebel Play List beating off the likes of Glas Vegas and making it their most successful single to date and creating the springboard for The Kabeedies to go into the studio to record their 2nd album
SOAP – released February 2012 on Fierce Panda – is an album bringing together a sound full of the bands trademark energy and yet weaving
into the grooves the bands many influences from the likes of Chuck Berry, B52s, Chumbawamba, UB40, The Clash, The Specials.
“An effervescent tonic of a record” Artrocker Magazine
“An epic pop record” 9/10 : Battery in your leg
“A warm and summery vibe” :The 405
“A wash of lush reverb and bass trills” 4/5 : Concrete Magazine
5/5 : Musik Express
4/5 : What culture !
“charismatic choruses and delightful lyrics” : This is a popscene