Kid Kapichi – Radio One’s force is with them

Hastings band Kid Kapichi are returning home after a hugely successful summer playing the Reading and Leeds festivals writes Rob Griffin.

The alternative rockers have added an extra date at the Printworks on Saturday October 19th after the Friday night show sold out immediately.

And tickets for the extra night are already selling fast with fans eager to catch them before they head off across Europe to support Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes.

Kapichi – dubbed ‘a force’ by BBC Radio 1 – is fronted by Jack Wilson and Ben Beetham (joint lead guitar/vocals) with George Macdonald on drums and Eddie Lewis on bass.

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Kid Kapichi – Jack Wilson, Ben Beetham, George Macdonald and Eddie Lewis

The band was founded five years ago and have forged a reputation for their ferocious, energetic stage shows.

They came to wider prominence last year with the release of their single Puppet Strings and the EP Lucozade Dreams and have since gone from strength-to-strength.

Late last year they launched Revolver and then 2019 at the start of this year, which was a commentary on the current political and social situation.

A couple of months later the four-piece hit the headlines when its single, Glitterati, was hailed ‘hottest record in the world’ by Saunders on the Future Sounds evening show.

Introducing the song, he said: “Tonight’s hottest record in the world is a brand new band that I really think you need to get on board with. We have been hammering them on the Radio 1 Indie Show.”

Since then they have played to thousands of people at this summer’s Reading and Leeds festivals and appear to be on an unstoppable march.

Anyone interested in snapping up any of the last remaining tickets for October’s show should visit: www.kidkapichi.com

Main picture by Rob Griffin/Group photograph by Keira-Anee Photography

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