By Rob Griffin
Hastings rockers Kid Kapichi are asking fans to help fire their debut album into the top 40 of the official charts.
The group produced This Time Next Year themselves during last year’s lockdown and will be releasing it on February 5th.
Co-vocalist Jack Wilson believes an extra boost from pre-sales over the next few weeks could be enough to achieve their goal.
“We just found out we are on course for a potential top 40 album in the official charts,” he said. “This is crazy considering we are completely unsigned and independent.”
Either pre-ordering a physical copy from the band’s website –www.kidkapichi.com – or a digital version from iTunes will count towards the chart position.
The backing is particularly important as the four-piece was forced to postpone February’s official launch shows at the De La Warr Pavilion until April.
“A lot of sales would have come from physical copies sold at the launch so we now need to focus hard on pre sales via our website,” added Wilson.
Kapichi – dubbed ‘a force’ by BBC Radio 1 – is fronted by Wilson and Ben Beetham (joint lead guitar/vocals) with George Macdonald on drums and Eddie Lewis on bass.
The group was formed six years ago and has forged a reputation for energetic stage shows and hard-hitting political and social commentary.
Their single Glitterati, was hailed ‘hottest record in the world’ by Jack Saunders on the BBC Radio 1, and they have played the Reading and Leeds festivals.
They have also shared the stage with the likes of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Fidlar, and Slaves, and were nominated for Best Rock Video Newcomer at the UK Music Video Awards.
Further information about the band – and pre-ordering – is available on the band’s website: www.kidkapichi.com