It’s Kapee-chee. It’s Ben Beetham (guitars, vocals), Eddie Lewis (bass), George Macdonald (drums) and Jack Wilson (vocals, guitars). Four twentysomethings with big personalities from Hastings who’ve been making music together for over half their lives, in various configurations. Working in pubs, construction, motorcycle trade, anything. Driving nightshifts just to keep playing.
The four have dreamed up something special as Kid Kapichi. A behemoth of a band on and off stage thanks to the Hastings scene that nurtured them, until they got their big break from Frank Carter - he invited them to play his birthday party then join him on a major tour. Their best songs explore racism, in-work poverty, mental health, violence, frustration and all-consuming love with honesty and humour. All their songs come studded with barbed wire hooks, bristling with the juddering shock of lived experience, the cathartic thrill of a balled-up fist relaxing into an air punch.

“Combining the indie cool of Arctic Monkeys, the righteous outrage of IDLES, and the aggro swagger of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, they’ve got all the tools to detonate festival sets like this, and they don’t disappoint..” – Kerrang! on Kid Kapichi's 2000 Trees Performance

Nominated for Best U.K. Breakthrough Act 2022


'Here's What You Could Have Won' is Kid Kapichi's second album. Released on Friday 23rd September 2022 via Spinefarm Records / Universal Music

The album reached 38 in the UK Official Album Chart, 11 in the physical chart, 13 in the vinyl chart and 10 in the physical sales chart

New England official video has over 235k views on YouTube and 2m plays on Spotify

Singles 'I.N.V.U.' and 'Rob the Supermarket' both achieved three weeks on the BBC Radio 1 playlist

Radio 1 support from all album singles. Including from Clara Amfo, Adele Roberts, Jack Saunders, Daniel P. Carter, plus playlists on Radio X and Kerrang Radio


This Time Next Year was entirely self-released, without a label in February 2021

Following lockdown took production duties in to their own hands to get the album finished

The album reached number 6 in the UK indie chart, number 22 in both the digital and physical album chart and 17 in the album sales chart

‘Glitterati’ was ‘Hottest “Record in the World’ on Radio 1

‘Working Man’s Town’ has had 2m streams on Spotify

All socially-distanced album release shows sold out; Werkhaus London x2, De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill x2 and Concorde Brighton


Sold out 8 shows on 2023 London (1400), Brighton (700), Manchester (550), Leeds (400), Nottingham (450), Sheffield (720), Glasgow (450) and Bristol (400)

- Sold out Koko, February 2023 (1,400 cap)
- Sold out The Electric Ballroom, May 2022 (1,100 cap)
- Sold out Scala, November 2021 (800 cap)

- Sold out album release show at De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on 23rd September 2022 (1,300 cap)
- Sold out The White Rock Theatre in Hastings, August 2021 (1,066 cap)

Supported Liam Gallagher at The Royal Albert Hall, London

Supported Nothing But Thieves at O2 Academy Oxford, O2 Academy Liverpool and UEA Norwich

Supported You Me At Six at Slam Dunk warm up shows

Other supports include: The Specials at Dreamland, Margate, FIDLAR at Brixton Electric, Slaves and Skunk Anansie

- Supported Nothing But Thieves, including Ziggo Dome, spring 2022
- Supported Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, autumn 2019
- Debut headline European tour sold out Paris, Berlin, Arnhem and Amsterdam.  

Previous festivals include Reading & Leeds (the Lock Up), 2000 Trees, Les Trans Musicales, Live at Leeds and Kendall Calling.

Upcoming festivals include Download, 2000 Trees, Rebellion, Cabaret Vert, Southside, Hurricane, Y Not, Boardmasters and more to be announced.


Singles 'I.N.V.U.' and 'Rob the Supermarket' both achieved three weeks on the BBC Radio 1 playlist

BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale Live Session with Clara Amfo

'Glitterati' was made 'Hottest Record in the World' by Jack Saunders (in for Annie Mac) on BBC Radio 1 Future Sounds

‘Death Dips’ featured on BBC Radio 1’s playlist

Jack and Ben featured and performed on MTV Gonzo with Jack Saunders

Kid Kapichi played a BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale live session in April 2019

‘Glitterati’ was #1 in on Phil Taggart’s Radio 1 Hype Chart

Multiple ‘Next Wave’ features with Jack Saunders on Radio 1 Indie Show

Multiple ‘Tune of the week’ features with Jack Saunders on Radio 1

Multiple singles featured on the Radio X playlist

Kid Kapichi played a live session on Radio X in 2019 and a live session from lockdown in 2021

Multiple singles featured on the Kerrang Radio playlist

Kid Kapichi hosted their own show on the Kerrang Radio Hijack 

Multiple MTV rock playlist features

Multiple features on the Kerrang TV playlist

Support across US College Radio Network

Multiple plays and interviews with Kink FM in the Netherlands


Partnership with Fred Perry x Raf Simons campaign

Kid Kapichi were featured in the
NME 100 bands for 2021

Kerrang ‘Kid Kapichi condemn new Nationality and Borders Bill’ –

Kid Kapichi featured in Fred Perry Subculture

‘Making Waves’ – Music Week

‘Thugs’ was nominated for best video at the UK Music Video Awards 2020 


Spotify - The Rock List cover (580k followers - UK’s Biggest Rock Playlist)

Spotify - The Punk List cover (48k followers)

Deezer - Rock Album of the Week

Spotify - The Rock List cover (426k followers)

Spotify - The Rock List cover (426k followers)

Spotify - Post Punk 2k cover (219k followers)

Amazon Music - Rock Right Now Playlist Billboard in Leicester Square, London

Spotify - New Noise cover (405k followers)

Rock Scene Presents Live Stream (Twitch)

Amazon Music - Fresh Rock playlist cover

Deezer - New School of Rock Playlist cover

Spotify - The Pit playlist cover (18k followers)