Kid Kapichi have released a powerful new single and video, Glitterati, today. The track comments on social media, self-indulgence and an insatiable thirst for decadence.
Talking about the new track vocalist Jack Wilson explains “It’s a tongue in cheek look at the materialistic world in which we live, where Instagram culture rules and people’s want for the next outrageous thing grows and grows. We sing, give me the glitterati because what actually is the glitterati? Obviously, the word has a definition but when do the people who crave it know they’ve got there? A thing? A feeling? It’s a search for the unattainable to fill a hole that will always feel empty when you try and fill it with that stuff”
The new single comes along ahead of Kid Kapichi’s support slot for The Blinders at London’s Scala on 30th April. The band’s previous single 2019 gathered support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Jack Saunders, landing them a live Maida Vale session last week. During the session Kid Kapichi debuted their take on a Billie Eilish and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes mash up: resulting in a personal invite from Frank, asking then to play his birthday event which is to be held at a secret location on 26th April 2019.
The Hastings based, Kid Kapichi undertake to create a sense of respite from modern struggles. Bassist Eddie Lewis comments “I would say although we all face these issues, we don’t necessarily want everything to come across as negative in our sound. Even though there’s a serious message behind the vocals in 2019, the songs is upbeat”. It is the escapist nature mixed with nightmarish, dystopian elements this that make the band such a thrilling prospect and certainly aided by their scorching riffs, infectious melodies and anthemic choruses.
Having spent much of 2019 working on new music, Kid Kapichi will release their anticipated EP in July as a taster Glitterati certainly more than wets the appetite. The band have a number of live dates coming up (details below) however expect more to be added throughout the year.
Tuesday 23 April 2019– Jack Saunders’ Hopscotch at The Sebright Arms, London with Tyrant Lizard Kings, Calva Louise and Weird Milk
Tuesday 30 April 2019 Scala London supporting The Blinders
Saturday 18 May 2019 The Printworks, Hastings: The Glitterati Release Show
Friday 02 August 2019 Neverworld Festival, Hever