Photo by: Chris Georghiou
Official press release:
Spinefarm/UMG is pleased to announce the signing of British four-piece Kid Kapichi.
After putting out it’s debut album This Time Next Year independently in 2021, the band has signed a worldwide deal for the follow-up Here’s What You Could Have Won — a deserved reward for all their graft. These 11 new songs are an excellent showcase for the band’s bigger and punchier, “beat punk” sound, co-produced with Dom Craik from Nothing But Thieves.
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 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.
In the wake of this announcement, Kid Kapichi have shared the video for the new single “Rob The Supermarket”. Watch it here.
Vocalist/guitarist Jack Wilson says:
“‘Rob The Supermarket’ is a song about a tear away forced into a tight spot who takes matters into their own hands regardless of the consequences. It’s a question about what is morally correct in times like these, with the cost of living going through the roof and food bank usage at an all-time high. But let’s be honest. For most people, there has always been a cost of living crisis.”
The new studio album, Here’s What You Could Have Won, will be released on September 23 via Spinefarm. It features the comeback single “New England” — the band’s 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 Gallagher asking the band to support him at London’s Royal Albert Hall. It’s a brutal dissection of the xenophobic Little England mentality.
Frontman 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.”
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.
Here’s What You Could Have Won track listing:
- “New England” feat. 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”
6/17 Middle Claydon ,UK – Bigfoot Festival
7/09 Cheltenham, UK – 2000 Trees
7/30 Bristol ,UK – Attitude Festival [HEADLINE]
7/31 Penrith ,UK – Kendall Calling
8/26 Reading ,UK – Reading Festival
8/27 Leeds ,UK – Leeds Festival
Kid Kapichi are:
Ben Beetham – guitars, vocals
Eddie Lewis – bass
George Macdonald – drums
Jack Wilson – vocals, guitars