NEW ALBUM HERE’S WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 23
The UK’s “power-punk” four-piece Kid Kapichi have revealed brand new single “I.N.V.U.” Watch the video here.
Frontman Jack Wilson 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?”
The band’s album release show, taking place on September 23, just down the road from Hastings at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion, is nearly sold-out. Get your tickets here to avoid disappointment
Lastly on the live front, Kid Kapichi will head out on the road with The Hunna this October through November.
The new studio 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 Partygate polemic “Party At No. 10” (which was praised by Liam Gallagher on Twitter, who asked the band to support him at London’s Royal Albert Hall), the album is a brutal dissection of the xenophobic Little England mentality. Pre-order the album here.
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.
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” (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”
KID KAPICHI ARE:
Ben Beetham — Guitars + Vocals
Eddie Lewis — Bass
George Macdonald — Drums
Jack Wilson — Vocals + Guitars