Emerging “power punk” sensations Kid Kapichi don’t do things by halves. Today, they announce news of their new single, a brand new album and a UK tour!
The band are set to elate us all once again with their nod to the ‘90s with new single ‘Tamagotchi’. Already chosen by BBC Radio 1 as their Hottest Record, ‘Tamagotchi’ sees the Kapichi lads in peak jocular form with a buoyant and playful ode to those coming of age.
“‘Tamagotchi’ is a song about turning 30 and feeling for the first time like your life is running away from you.” says frontman Jack Wilson. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found myself being more nostalgic about the past and the ‘good times’. This song is a homage to those times and fond memories whilst stubbornly clawing onto them.”
The band wanted to capture that nostalgia in a bottle for this video, even filming it on a 90s VHS camcorder and then digitising it all.
“‘Tamagotchi’ is probably one of the most fun videos we’ve ever shot. Videos like these write themselves, when the imagery of the lyrics is so strong, so we didn’t mess about. We tried our best to replicate those feelings and memories we had when growing up.”
Watch the Video HERE
Today, the band have also announced details of their essential third album, ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood’, set for release on March 15th 2024 on Spinefarm Records; it’s their third album in as many years, a statement of intent from one of the UK’s hardest working bands – a band who preach a message of urgency. It’s a record that does what Kid Kapichi do best – make a real connection in the here and now, running the gamut of love, loss and what it means to be alive in Britain today.
“I know it’s a cliche, but this really is our best work ever. We put everything into this record, but actively decided not to stray too far from the path of ‘Here’s What You Could Have Won’ , as we felt there was still more ground to be covered and honed on that vibe,” says Jack. “Lyrically and musically, it’s more concise, meaningful and deliberate, which ties everything together really well; it feels like a collection of songs from the same family.”
Tracklisting for ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood’:
Let’s Get To Work
Can EU Hear Me?
Pre-Orders are live HERE
Kid Kapichi have also announced a 2024 UK and European headline tour to celebrate the release of ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood’. Catch their incredible live show at one of the following venues:
28th Brighton, Concorde 2
29th Brighton, Concorde 2
30th Bristol, SWX
1st Oxford, O2 Academy
2nd Norwich, The Waterfront
4th Newcastle, Newcastle University
5th Glasgow, The Garage
6th Manchester, New Century Hall
8th Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University
9th Sheffield, Foundry
10th Birmingham, O2 Academy
12th London, Kentish Town Forum
17th Belgium, Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
18th Netherlands, Nijmegen, Doomroosje
19th Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg
20th France, Paris, La Maroquinerie
22nd Germany, Cologne, Luxor
23rd Germany, Hamburg, Knust
24th Germany, Berlin, Hole44
26th Poland, Warsaw, Klub Hybrydy
27th Czech Republic, Page, Futurum
When speaking of the tour, Kid Kapichi said, “We are and always have been a live band. It’s exciting to release new singles, new albums and new videos, but for us, it’s always a way to just get out there and play bigger and better shows. That’s why we started playing music and it’s why we continue to do so. To be announcing our biggest headline tour of our careers to date is amazing. Playing venues like Kentish Town Forum has always been an ambition, and the fact we have the incredible fanbase that we do to make all this possible is a dream come true.”
Tickets are on sale HERE
Kid Kapichi have smashed festival sets across the UK and Europe this summer (Glastonbury, 2000 Trees, Southside Festival, Teddy Rocks Festival, Hurricane Festival, Download Festival, Rebellion Festival, Bearded Theory), and now they’re on tour in the UK as Special Guests to Nothing But Thieves. Catch them at one of the following shows:
7th Swansea, Swansea Arena
9th Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
11th London, OVO Arena Wembley
16th Manchester, O2 Apollo