Swordman Kitala (UG) & Soft-Bodied Humans (UK)

Concert - Thu 23 February 2023
WORM Rotterdam
WORM Central Station
Doors → 21:00
Start → 21:30
End → 23:30

Rising Ugandan MC Swordman Kitala makes his European debut in a tour that reunites him with UK-based collaborator Soft-Bodied Humans. Alongside friend and lyrical sparring partner MC Yallah, Swordman Kitala (real name Amanya Frank) is a core feature of Kampala’s fertile underground hip hop scene. He is a regular performer at Nyege Nyege Fest and has released internationally on labels including Hakuna Kulala, PAN and Blue Tapes.

Soft-Bodied Humans is a London-based producer who creates dub-inflected beats and structure-shaking bass out of whirring hydraulics, metallic crashes and the sampled roars of kaiju.

In 2022, the pair released their critically-acclaimed debut EP, Kaiju Kitala, on Phantom Limb. Taking a break from putting the finishing touches to a full-length LP for the label, this tour sees the duo translating their ferocious, off-kilter industrial hip-hop to the live stage for the first time. This is a show all WORM peoples should witness.

“Samples of Japanese monster films and unmatchable lyrical prowess accompany infectiously energetic instrumentals.” – The Wire

“Fuck-the-club up mid-00s grime riffs and late-00s dubstep kickdrums that gobble up all the air in the room.” – The Quietus

WORM DJ Virgil will lay down the sonic smoke.