SOCIALLY DISTANCED ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL
“Though they’re driven by punk’s unifying spirit, they refuse to settle for doing what everyone else is, throwing heaps of their rough-and-ready charisma into every blistering track, each of which is primed to inspire a great time” – NME“A bright, cheerful beacon of hope in an otherwise bleak landscape” – Upset
“Diverse, humorous and very much rooted in a DIY spirit… the record is one which the band can be proud of. 8/10” – Gigwise
Photo Credit: Alice Denny
Today Hastings stalwarts KID KAPICHI self-release their colossal debut album THIS TIME NEXT YEAR. To celebrate the occasion they’ve unveiled a new single and video, HOPE’S A NEVER ENDING FUNERAL. Raw and honest, the track showcases a more vulnerable side to their sound.
Speaking of the track, co-vocalist and guitarist Jack Wilson says, “We all know someone, or have been in that situation ourselves, when the sudden realisation hits that the damage is irreparable and the end has finally come. It’s a story of coming to terms with that feeling and having to let someone go even though it feels like a knife in the stomach”
Kid Kapichi are also excited to announce a handful of socially distanced album release shows, two of which are already sold out. Brighton and London will go on general sale next Friday 12th February.
9 April – De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill **SOLD OUT**
10 April – De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill **SOLD OUT**
16 April – Concorde 2, Brighton
17 April – Werkhaus, London (Evening & Matinée)
Produced in lockdown, Kid Kapichi’s debut full length This Time Next Year is a full DIY effort with Ben Beetham (co-vocals & guitars) taking on engineering & mixing duties. It’s a record that packs a real punch, brimming with the four-piece’s identity whilst capturing the anger and frustration of the past year. “It’s a collection of songs that encapsulate the general feelings we have had of the monotony of modern life and of the unfairness in the world right now”, explains Jack, “We tried not to shy away from it and instead face it head on. In classic Kapichi style, it goes from tongue in cheek at times to a sobering look in the mirror at others. Either way there is something for everyone no matter what walk of life or take on the world”
THIS TIME NEXT YEAR
First World Goblins
Working Man’s Town
What Would Your Mother Say
Don’t Kiss Me (I’m Infected)
Hope’s A Never Ending Funeral
Renowned for their ferocious and euphoric live shows, on stage is where Kid Kapichi really come alive. Fronted by Jack Wilson and Ben Beetham, with the other half of their ear-shattering sound emanating from George Macdonald (drums) & Eddie Lewis (bass), they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes,Fidlar and Slaves, and performed at Reading & Leeds. Seven out of ten dates on their early 2020 UK headline tour sold out almost instantly.
Kid Kapichi have also seen a plethora of successes to date, kickstarting 2021 with a feature in the NME 100. Other highlights include extensive support from BBC Radio 1 and Radio X, alongside Clash, MTV, Upset, Fred Perry Subculture, Gigwise and Music Week. Kid Kapichi were also nominees for Best Rock Video Newcomer at last year’s UK Music Video Awards.
Armed with a scathingly honest and anthem-packed debut, Kid Kapichi are on the rise. Watch this space for further news.