Hastings’ “power punk” 4-piece, KID KAPICHI, have revealed brand new single ‘I.N.V.U.’ – check it out, HERE.
Jack Wilson, Kid Kapichi frontman explains, “Like Glitterati on our last album, just a bit of fun, about that social media thing of looking like you have an over-the-top lifestyle. What do you want from me? Do you want me to envy you?”
Meanwhile, Kid Kapichi have announced a full UK headline tour, starting on January 31st 2023 into February.
KID KAPICHI UK HEADLINE TOUR
Tues 31st Jan Thekla, Bristol
Thur 2nd Feb Chalk, Brighton
Fri 3rd Feb Koko, London
Sat 4th Feb The Leadmill, Sheffield
Mon 6th Feb Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Tue 7th Feb Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Thur 9th Feb Gorilla, Manchester
Fri 10th Feb Newcastle University, Newcastle
Sat 11th Feb SWG3, Glasgow
In support of the release of their forthcoming album, Here’s What You Could Have Won, Kid Kapichi will be performing live at a selection of record stores across the UK and offering fans an opportunity to get their copy of the new album signed.
UK IN-STORE APPEARANCES
Thur 22nd Sept Fighting Cocks, Kingston
Mon 26th Sept Rough Trade Bristol
Tue 27th Sept The Vinyl Whistle, Leeds
Wed 28th Sep Rough Trade, Nottingham
Thurs 29th Sep Vinilo, Southampton
The band’s album release show, taking place on September 23rd, just down the road from Hastings at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion, is nearly sold-out. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment, at dlwp.com.
Lastly on the live front, Kid Kapichi will head out on the road with The Hunna this October through November.
KID KAPICHI ON TOUR W/ THE HUNNA
Tues 18th Oct Tramshed, Cardiff
Thurs 20th Oct Trinity, Bristol
Fri 21st Oct Waterfront, Norwich
Sat 22nd Oct Beckett, Leeds
Sun 23rd Oct Leadmill, Sheffield
Tues 25th Oct The Ritz, Manchester
Wed 26th Oct Boiler Shop, Newcastle
Thurs 27th Oct SWG3 (TV Studio), Glasgow
Sat 29th Oct La Belle, Edinburgh
Sun 30th Oct Arts Club, Liverpool
Wed 2nd Nov Engine Rooms, Southampton
Thurs 3rd Nov Concorde 2, Brighton
Fri 4th Nov Electric Ballroom, London
Sat 5th Nov The Mill, Birmingham
The new studio album, Here’s What You Could Have Won, will be released on September 23rd 2022; 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 Partygate polemic “Party At No. 10” (which was praised by Liam Gallagher on Twitter, leading to Liam asking the band to support him at London’s Royal Albert Hall), the album is a brutal dissection of the xenophobic Little England mentality.
A behemoth of a band on and off stage thanks to the Hastings scene that nurtured them, their best songs explore racism, in-work poverty, mental health, violence, frustration and all-consuming love with honesty and humour. All their songs come studded with barbed wire hooks, bristling with the juddering shock of lived experience, the cathartic thrill of a balled-up fist relaxing into an air punch.
Jack Wilson says, “The title, ‘Here’s What You Could Have Won’ sums up the feeling of missed opportunity. 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 ft. Bob Vylan
- Rob The Supermarket
- 5 Days On (2 Days Off)
- Super Soaker
- Party at No.10
- Cops & Robbers
- Tar Pit
- Never Really Had You
- Smash the Gaff
Pre-orders for all formats are now live, HERE.
Kid Kapichi are:
Ben Beetham (guitars and vocals)
Eddie Lewis (bass)
George Macdonald (drums)
Jack Wilson (vocals and guitars)