Hastings Beat Punks Kid Kapichi Vent Their Frustrations at Leeds Beckett University [Photos]

Hasting beat punks Kid Kapichi and Glasgow crew Dead Pony unleashed their frustrations at Leeds Beckett University. Photos here.



Kid Kapichi, photo by Graham Finney Photography

If you were to bottle up the frustration and anger bubbling away in the UK right now and turn it into music, the end product would sound something close to what Kid Kapichi are producing right now. Heading out on tour supporting their latest album, There Goes The Neighbourhood, the Hastings lads rolled into Leeds for another explosive night.

Special guests on the tour were Glasgow’s very own, and quite brilliant, Dead Pony, who are out on the road just as their equally awesome debut album, Ignore This (read our review here), hits shelves. Receiving rave reviews for their live shows, the Glaswegian rock outfit is a band I’ve been looking forward to catching for a long time now, and they didn’t disappoint. Blazing through tracks from the album, the likes of “MK Nothing” get the crowd bouncing while birthday girl Anna Shields is a whirlwind of hair and attitude on stage as the band continues to take over the UK one venue at a time.

Hastings crew Kid Kapichi are one of the most exciting bands slogging away on the UK circuit. Their blend of punk and indie drips with frustration and anger, and judging by the way fans hanging over the barrier at the front of the stage screaming back every word, their music is hitting the spot.

The band arrives in Leeds with frontman Jack Wilson suffering from a bout of Tonsillitis picked up in Liverpool earlier this week. Thankfully, that doesn’t stop the band from unleashing their frustrations and rage on an equally potent Leeds crowd. Spitting and snarling through the likes of “5 Days On (2 Days Off),” the quartet kicks and stomps their way around the Leeds stage in an explosive and cathartic display of what the band calls “beat punk.”

Powering through “Rob the Supermarket”, “Tamagotchi” and “Zombie Nation”, the band are relentless in the delivery of their opinion-filled rage. In the 70s and 80s Britain was full of frustrated, broke, unemployed with punk and the football terraces giving them an outlet to vent. In 2024, Britain feels just as frustrated, broke, and almost battered into submission, so thank fuck Kid Kapichi are here to get us through it.


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