Hastings stalwarts Kid Kapichi drop their commanding new single What Would Your Mother Say today. It’s an anthemic cautionary tale, capturing the band’s penchant for huge choruses and sinister undertones. The track features on their anticipated forthcoming debut album This Time Next Year, set for release on 5 February.
“What Would Your Mother Say is a tale about the bad decisions made by a small town trouble maker. You’re invincible until you’re not”, explains co-vocalist and guitarist Ben Beetham.
Produced in lockdown, Kid Kapichi’s debut full length This Time Next Year is a full DIY effort with Ben 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 modern life.
“The album title has two meanings”, explains co-vocalist and guitarist Jack Wilson, “You hear that phrase a lot, ‘This time next year’ you’ll be doing this and playing here. Sometimes you find it hard to see what you have achieved and how far you’ve come because you’re always looking ahead to that next thing. It can be a toxic way to view life, and one that is quite often the norm. On the other hand, it’s also relevant to what’s going on right now. Everyone’s lives are on pause. We’re all waiting and hoping for this time next year”
THIS TIME NEXT YEAR – track listing
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 (joint lead guitar/vocals), 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.
With a colossal debut round the corner, Kid Kapichi are set to make one hell of a mark. Watch this space for further news.