Kid Kapichi

Sun May 12 2024

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Exit/In

2208 Elliston Place Nashville, TN 37203

$25.00

Ages 18+

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Kid Kapichi

  • Kid Kapichi

    Kid Kapichi

    Indie Rock

    Here we go–first thing’s first,” spitsKid Kapichifrontman Jack Wilson on ‘Artillery’, the opener tothe Hasting punks’ essential third album, ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood’. It's a rousing call toarms–one that gets straight down to business, and a summation of the LP’s battle cry against agrey Britain where “The problems are the people’s when the problems get worse”. Kid Kapichi are aband for the people, and their newSuggs-featuring record is here to help you party and protest inequal measure.Having gained an ardent cult following with their 2021 debut ‘This Time Next Year’ and therollicking 2022 follow-up ‘Here’s What You Could Have Won’, Kid Kapichi arrive with their thirdalbum in as many years–a testament from one of the UK’s hardest working bands, and one whopreach a message of urgency.It was punk royaltyFrank Carterwho first spotlighted the band after inviting them to play at hisbirthday party before inviting them on tour. From then, it was a steady ascent that saw theirfearless and socially-conscious tales of modern life take Kid Kapichi from some struggling mateswith day jobs to their lockdown-busting debut‘This Time Next Year’being independentlyreleasedand making their mark on the scene–before follow-up‘Here’s What You Could Have Won’arrivingwith a full label release. The record received praise fromLiam Gallagherand laid the foundation inthe hearts of the UK rock faithful for the ambitious album to come.“It’s been a fun, rough ride,” admits Wilson of the band’s journey through obscurity and pubbackrooms to becoming the threat to the mainstream they are today. “It’s been non-stop andGO GOGOfrom the start, but we’ve always felt like you have to keep your foot on the gas constantly. Wewouldn’t know what to do otherwise. We live in a boring seaside town, so what else can you do butwrite music with your mates?”He continues: “We like to work fast because we like to keep things currentwith our music. If we’retalking about things that happened three years ago then it loses its sparkle a little bit. Like how thecreators ofSouth Parktry to write and release an episode each week, that’s us!”Co-produced byDom CraikfromNothing But Thieves(“He’s killing it, why wouldn’t we work withhim,” notes Wilson) andJon GilmourofThe 1975andRina Sawayamafame (“He’s an absolutegenius”),‘There Goes The Neighbourhood’picks up where‘Here’s What You Could Have Won’left off–asnapshot of a forgotten people scratching through the mire of a post-Brexit landscape.“It’s still dealing with all the same issues because nothing has changed and things have only gotworse,” says Wilson. “The ideas are similar, but only more aggressive. We’re being more direct,which makes for a great album but for a sad story!”
    The first taster you’ll hear of that comes with launch single‘Let’s Get To Work’–an agitated blast ofdanceable and defiant punk, and an anthem for “all the dreamers, the ‘don’t stop believers’”. Thetitle of the track says it all. “It’s a motivational song about getting a job done yourself,” says Wilson.“That’s really important, especially at a time like this when you can’t rely on the government. You’remore reliant on your friends, family and loved ones to come together because no one else is goingto help us.”‘Tamagotchi’meanwhile, is a buoyant and playful ode to those coming of age,“For anyone, staringdown the barrel of the of the big 3-0–you are not alone”. Remember a time of Pokemon, PandaPops, Sunny D, Cat Deeley and those gooey little aliens that may or may not have been able toreproduce? This song’s for you, but don’t mourn for the past.“I was 29 when we wrote that, and Iwanted a song about turning 30,” remembers Wilson. “It’s such a big moment in people’s lives. It’sthe first time you reach one of those milestones and it feels negative rather than positive.“So much time was lost during COVID when I was 27 and 28, I felt like life was slipping away fromme and I wasn’t where I wanted to be. All of these things were freaking me out. I wanted to writethis song about turning 30, but at the same time, with a ‘90s nostalgia vibe to it. Turning 30 hasactually been really good! I’ve really enjoyed it. It wasan apprehensive song at first that turned intosomething fun.”The good times continue on‘Can EU Hear Me?’–a pogo-ready rave through the rage of “the worstthing that’s happened to this country in quite some time”. “The brief was, ‘Let’s write the happiestBrexit song we can’!” laughs Wilson. “It’s sad to see it, but we make a big effort to make sure thatwhoever we meet over there knows that it doesn’t represent the country as a whole. That’s whatthis song is all about”The monotony and futility ofliving on a self-sabotaging, Tory-led sinking ship of a country comesoff in the most widescreen way on‘Zombie Nation’–with a little help fromMadnesslegend Suggs,But inspired by another icon “The instrumental for that was written the day thatTerry Hallpassedaway,” recalls Wilson. “We’d played with The Specials, they’re one of our biggest inspirations andTerry was just one of the best to ever do it.”While working on the track, Wilson met Suggs before a DJ set at the local De La Warr Pavilion inBexhill. They had more than a few drinks, got on like a house on fire, and before long Wilson hadsent him the genesis of ‘Zombie Nation’. Suggs loved it, to the point where he wanted to buy thesong for Madness’ next record, but instead agreed to his first collaboration in over a decade. “He’sbeen very supportive, he texts every week and we chat all the time. I would never believe that thiscould happen. I know there’s the cliche of never meeting your heroes, but this went better than Icould ever have imagined. We had great chemistry. It was like looking in a future mirror!”Another hero Kid Kapichi honour is Wilson’s friend and Hastings legend, Jimi Riddle, who sadlytook his own life last year. The closing track‘Jimi’is a tender ballad sung directly to the late musician, who helped first encourage Wilson to get into music back when he was a teenager. “Hewas a Marmite character–you either loved him or hated him! He was distinctive,” says Wilson. “Hewas one of thoseguys–a bit of an alien and it was mad that he was ever even on this planet. Hedidn’t really belong here but in the most beautiful way. He was too much for this world.”“We miss him dearly, so we sat down and wrote this song for him. This is the hardest song I’ve everwritten, but also the most proud I’ve ever been. I know that if he ever heard it, he would say it wasshit! That would make me laugh.”The record runs the gamut of love, loss and what it means to be alive in Britain today. There’s theamped-up‘Get Down’(a song about “misspent youth and nights out in small towns”), the no-holds-barred ‘999’ (taking aim at the Met Police and inspired by the horrific events around the death ofSarah Everard), and Wilson’s personal highlight‘Subaru’(a “silly” moment of respite to show that“it’s not all always doom and gloom”). It’s an album that does what Kid Kapichi do best–make a realconnection in the here and now. You’ll see it with a few “stunts” and football-themed events theband have up their sleeves to launch the album.“We’re trying to really focus on rewarding our fans and the people who have been with us from thestart, and prove why we’re here,” ends Wilson. “We are quite hands-on because we struggled forquite a long time. It’s an honestand genuine relationship.”The Kid Kapichi movement is about to get a whole lot bigger. See you down the front. Let’s get towork!
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Kid Kapichi

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