Artist spotlight: Kid Kapichi

I could chew your ear off all day about Kid Kapichi. That could cover everything from the time I saw them play Oporto to their latest single, ‘Working Man’s Town’, which they released last Friday. So, allow me to take you on a whistle-stop tour — albeit in lexical format — of how these alt rock legends came to fame. 

A brief blurb

Hailing from Hastings, four Buckfast-drinking (by their own admission), mighty riff-playing, hell-raising fellows make up Kid Kapichi. If you’re a fan of riotously insightful, painfully accurate lyrics that’ll have you nodding along, this band is for you. They promise full-on punk anthems that are so far from tame, you’ll be questioning whether you’re one of the so-called ‘Thugs’ explored on that particular record. They have plenty more gems up their sleeves as well, and their officially-released tunes date all the way back to 2016. 

These alt rockers speak politically-motivated truths, stand for right and wrong, and are purveyors of good times. It’s pure and simple. Their cultivated sound gives them the sort of well-polished sheen that makes them seem experienced tourers well beyond their years. They were nothing short of action-packed brilliance when they commanded every moshing body in Leeds’ Oporto just a few months ago. I can’t rave about these gents enough — I mean no exaggeration when I say they’ll probably become your new favourite band. 

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Image credit: screenshot from Spotify

Top tracks

Here’s an amuse-bouche to get you acquainted:

► ‘Household Shame’

► ‘Sardines’

► ‘Thugs’

► ‘Glitterati’ 

‘Death Dips’

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