Kid British confront Boris Johnson during London tube ‘gig’

Newcomers also have a run in with London Transport Police

Hotly-tipped Manchester band Kid British had a bizarre run in with London mayor Boris Johnson yesterday (January 20).

The band, whose ‘Leave London EP’ references the UK capital’s Euston Station, and London Underground‘s Northern Line and District Line, played a series of guerrilla gigs on the tube throughout the day on the places they namecheck.

While on the train at Westminster, they randomly found themselves in the same carriage as Johnson.

As they were carrying their guitars, the band immediately started playing the EP’s title track, singing the song directly at Johnson – but vocalist Simeon Mclean says the London Mayor was initially unsure about the band’s intentions.

“At first he was trying to ignore it, because he thought we were trying to protest,” Mclean told NME.COM. “But then we saw him just watching and enjoying the show!”

The band later had an altercation with police at London Bridge station.

They were asked to leave the premises midway through playing ‘Elizabeth’ near the busy ticket gates.

To see footage of the band being moved on, scroll down now.