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Kid Kapichi Sign To Spinefarm; Share New Single, ‘Rob The Supermarket’

The hotly-tipped Hastings-based quartet will release their new album, ‘Here’s What You Could Have Won’ on September 23.

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Kid Kapichi - Photo: Chris Georghiou

Spinefarm/ UMG is pleased to announce the signing of Hastings 4-piece, Kid Kapichi.

After putting out debut album This Time Next Year independently in 2021, the band have signed a worldwide deal for follow-up Here’s What You Could Have Won. Deserved reward for all their graft. 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.

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, the cathartic thrill of a balled-up fist relaxing into an air punch.

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In the wake of their Spinefarm signing, Kid Kapichi has shared new single “Rob The Supermarket”. You can watch the song’s video below.

Kid Kapichi - Rob the Supermarket (Official Video)

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“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,” frontman Jack Wilson explains. “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.”

Kid Kapichi’s new studio album, Here’s What You Could Have Won, will be released on September 23 via Spinefarm; 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 – it’s a brutal dissection of the xenophobic Little England mentality.

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.”

Kid Kapichi can also now reveal 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.

Pre-order Here’s What You Could Have Won.

Here’s What You Could Have Won includes the following tracks:

“New England” (ft. Bob Vylan)
“Rob The Supermarket”
“5 Days On (2 Days Off)”
“I.N.V.U.”
“Super Soaker”
“Party at No.10”
“Cops & Robbers”
“Tar Pit”
“Never Really Had You”
“Smash the Gaff”
“Special”

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