Hastings-based four-piece KID KAPICHI have revealed brand new single “5 Days On (2 Days Off)” with an accompanying music video. Watch it here.
Frontman Jack Wilson explains, “‘5 Days On (2 Days Off)’ is an homage to some of our fans who work their arses off every day, then spend all their free money and time on going to gigs. Doing that is what gets them through.”
The new album Here’s What You Could Have Won will be released on September 23 via Spinefarm. These 11 new songs are an excellent showcase for the band’s bigger, punchier, “beat punk” sound, co-produced with Dom Craik from Nothing But Thieves. Featuring comeback single “New England” — their most explicitly political song yet, with a searing guest verse from Bob Vylan — and Partygatepolemic “Party at No. 10,” which was praised by Liam Gallagher on Twitter, leading to Gallagher to ask the band to support him at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
A behemoth of a band on and off stage thanks to the Hastings scene that nurtured them, Kid Kapichi’s best songs explore racism, in-work poverty, mental health, violence, frustration, and all-consuming love with honesty and humor. All their songs come studded with barbed wire hooks, bristling with the juddering shock of lived experience, and the cathartic thrill of a balled-up fist relaxing into an air punch.
“The title, Here’s What You Could Have Won, sums up the feeling of missed opportunity,” says Wilson. “Being dragged right at a junction when you know you should be going left or screaming at the TV whilst someone picks the wrong answer on a game show. It looks inwardly at the UK and the decisions that have been made and how they have affected us all.”
Lead guitarist Ben Beetham adds, “It’s not a concept album but it does have a running theme. We like to write songs about current affairs and what direction the world seems to be turning. As a result, we write as close to the deadline as possible to keep it relevant.”
HERE’S WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON TRACK LISTING:
“New England” (Feat. Bob Vylan)
“Rob The Supermarket“
“5 Days On (2 Days Off)”
“Party at No.10”
“Cops & Robbers”
“Never Really Had You”
“Smash the Gaff”
Pre-order the album here.
Kid Kapichi also revealed a very special album release show, taking place on September 23 — just down the road from Hastings at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea.
Additionally, the band will appear at a number of UK festivals, which are posted below.
KID KAPICHI UK FESTIVAL APPEARANCES 2022:
8/26 — Reading Festival
8/27 — Leeds Festival
Further touring plans will be revealed in due course.