Hailing from London, Essex and Belgium, Kickstarter was created in 2009 by rapper, Laurence Ayeni, guitarist Lee Avant, bassist Ross Graham and drummer Eliot Curtis. Combining Hip Hop, Rock and the heavy electronic sounds of today, Kickstarter write politically-motivated songs highlighting important issues affecting people today such as, government failures, economic sustainability and social injustice.
Following their self-released 4 track debut EP entitled 'The Construct City' in March 2011, Kickstarter gained their debut radio airplay with ‘Fight Back’ on BBC Essex, which was then picked up and played by Tom Robinson on his radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music.
In November 2011, Kickstarter released two new songs, “Dropzone”, and “Death of Clarity”, ahead of their forthcoming debut album due to be released in 2012 alongside planned shows for Southampton, Brighton, London, Essex, Leicester and Manchester and a European tour planned for March 2012 which will include dates in Belgium and Holland.
With some genre-busting songs up their sleeves, Kickstarter have become known for their raucous live shows, always breaking the barrier between the stage and the audience, and shattering fourth walls across the UK's finest venues including the O2 Academy Islington main room and the Indigo2 in the O2 Arena, London, as part of the International Final of Surface Festival, in which they came 7th place out of over 16,000 bands.
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