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.
“‘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,” says vocalist/guitarist Jack Wilson. “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.”
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.
BAND SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “ROB THE SUPERMARKET”
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:
6/17 — Bigfoot Festival
7/9 — 2000 Trees
7/30 — Attitude Festival [HEADLINE]
7/31 — Kendall Calling
8/26 — Reading Festival
8/27 — Leeds Festival
Further touring plans will be revealed in due course.
KID KAPICHI ARE:
Ben Beetham — Guitars + Vocals
Eddie Lewis — Bass
George Macdonald — Drums
Jack Wilson — Vocals + Guitars