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Hastings stalwarts Kid Kapichi produced their debut record during lockdown, and the DIY effort is about to be released for the world to hear. If you like real bands with gritty identities then the anger and frustration of modern life that is portrayed on ‘This Time Next Year’ makes it essential listening.
We managed to catch up with co-vocalist and guitarist Jack Wilson to talk about the origins and the future of the band.
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DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard Kid Kapichi before?
Jack: A haunted house with cowboys.
DP!: How did the band form?
Jack: Out of necessity of living in a seaside town and having nothing to do. Hastings has a lot of musicians so it kind of never felt like we had a choice. We just kind of fell into it because that’s what everyone did and the people we admired also. We didn’t know it’d go as far as it has.
DP!: What plans do you have for the future?
Jack: To continue to write and tour, keep building our fan base and take it to the top.
Our debut album drops on the 5th feb 2020 and we’re already working on the next one.
Obviously a lot relies on touring so as soon as we can get back to that, we’ll be extremely happy.
DP!: Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Jack: Not so much a new band but we love Nova Twins. Snayx and Projector from Brighton are both great also.
DP!: Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Jack: QOTSA have always been that band at the top for us. The sheer amount of amazing music and albums they’ve produced is great. We all have quite different musical tastes within Kapichi and QOTSA have always been a crossover point.
DP!: What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Jack: Going on tour with Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes in Europe was probably up there. The gigs were insane, the Rattlesnakes couldn’t have been nicer, and seeing the world via a tour bus is something you can’t put a price on.
DP!: Where do you want to be a year from now?
Jack: Back touring in front of our fans.
Kid Kapichi‘s debut album ‘This Time Next Year’ is set for release on February 5th.