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Hello. I’m Kid Carpet and I make Kiddy Disco Punk and Shit-Hop music out of plastic instruments and toys and a sampler. It's all stuck together with sellotape and sometimes I shout over the top. I do guitar solos which are ACE and I fuckin love it.

I’ve done so many pop shows in the last year it’s crazy. About four million and six. After getting back from Norway I did a little tour of Scotland, I played in a toy shop in Leicester and I did a one-day tour of London which was great fun (5 shows, mostly busking, ended up in a nightclub and my friends got it on a video). I did a one-day tour of Cardiff too and another time played on the roof of the NCP car park for twelve people in the rain.

I was really chuffed to be asked to be the support act for the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. We did shows all over the country and met lots of nice people. It was really cool.

My Shit Dope EP came out on 7" blue vinyl on Andy from Cardiff’s Slow Graffiti record label. It looked like one of those Fisher Price records from back in the day, y'know, that had ’How Much Is That Doggy?’ on one side and ’London Bridge Is Falling Down’ on the other. Except it had my songs on.

They played it on the radio. I turned on the radio and I was on the radio! It put me off my dinner.

I played at lots of the pop festivals last summer. Had a bit of a miserable time at Glastonbury. I did a show that isnkidcarpett in my memory anymore. I got told it went ok but I looked a bit funny.

I got asked to go on Welsh telly and do some instrumentals coz it was a Welsh language only telly programme. So I said ’ Hey, why don't I do ’Jump’ in Welsh?’. So we got it all sorted out. It’s called Neidiwch or something like that. Anyway, the telly people bottled it at the last minute. So there's a copy of ’Jump’ in Welsh on video knocking about in an office in Cardiff. I wish I could get my hands on it as it's a mega pops.

Red guitar keeps getting poorly. I’ve found out that if I take it apart and bend a bit of the insides it’ll work fine for an evening. So the axe is back. If a bit temperamental. I've got a backup. A flame coloured axe with the same sounds in but it’s much harder to play and has SHOCK - NO FLASHING LIGHTS. So obviously, it’s rubbish in comparison.

Wack Ass DJ Mix 30.06

1 Your Love 2.25
2 Message One 3.08
3 Carrier Bag 1.57
4 Swim (Don Sling & Kid Carpet) 3.10
5 Chariot (Don Sling) 1.34
6 Chipshop Deluxe (Don Sling) 1.47

Some people from Bridgwater asked me and my friend Scott to make some 'art' about Rockwell Green, a village in Somerset where nothing happens. So I made the Rockwell Rocks mini-album all about the place. It was good fun and I played one of the tracks out on Radio 1 when they told me I had to be a DJ for 20-25 minutes. I did a Mel + Kim remix for that too but we'd best keep quiet about that (for I am NO DJ).

Things got weirder and more mega pops for me recently when Andy at Skint records asked me to do a remix of Fat Boy Slim. I was a like 'you've got me mixed up with some other bloke'. Anyway, I said ok and they said you've got plenty of time and 3 nights later I was getting somewhere and then they phoned up and said 'SEND IT NOW' so I said 'NO WAY' and they said 'GO ON' and so I did. I got another day to get my mate to do a bit of a posh mix on it and Tiggadiboo, it's on the record! I'm gonna go out to the shops to check it's not a lie.

I might get to go to Japan and do 8 shows on a volcano.

I’m doing a pop video for ’Your Love’ and I’m mixing my album which is gonna be called 'IDEAS AND OH DEARS'. I am very excited.

Poundstretcher in Bristol has closed down so I’m a bit stumped for new equipment. Where do I get my guitars now? Ya bastards. Hey, I'm not signing on anymore! They put me on work based learning for adults learn how to be a businessman extra ten quid on yer dole scheme. I passed!! So now I am a proper Business Man and I haven’t had to borrow too much money yet.

I am very versatile, I’ve got experience of cash-handling and I make the best tea but I’m not a very good listener. I can do pop shows, trendy remixing, top DJing and washing up. So gizz a job and stay cool.

Kid Carpet