New Music – Kid Kapichi, Dilettante, Grey Hairs

New releases and live dates – Kid Kapichi, Dilettante, Grey Hairs

Kid Kapichi – Sugar Tax (EP)

Released last week, Hastings’ Kid Kapichi bring a heady mix of gritty tunes (think Arctic Monkeys kicked into touch by The Ruts) on their new EP Sugar Tax. Kicking off with recent single Glitterati, the 5 track EP offers a great introduction to the band, who manage to melt accessibility and musical edge together with apparent simplicity. Their songs and live performances are definitely worth looking out for. Fast accumulating a dedicated fan base, get to see them if you can before the venues become bigger and bigger.

The band will be playing at Neverland, Hever on 1st August and The Victoria, London on 8th August before heading out on tour in October.

Watch the video for Death Dips below

Kid Kapichi


Dilettante: Hatesongs (album)

Set for release tomorrow, Dilettante bring a mini album in the form of Hatesongs, a collection of tracks that ponder the pressures of modern life while musically referencing different eras from the past. Should you be searching out an act that blends the vocals of Kate Bush and Portishead and drops them into a 50s’ cabaret club show, then Dilettante may be just what you’re looking for. The album feels as though it could easily form the soundtrack to an undiscovered Lynch film; art pop with  a pleasantly haunting aftertaste.

Hatesongs’ launch parties are happening tonight (25th June) at YES, Manchester and tomorrow (26th June) at Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds. Dilettante will also be performing at Handyman Pub, Liverpool on 7th August.

Listen to Shopfront for a taster now



Grey Hairs: Health & Social Care (album)

Out next week on 2nd August comes the third album from Nottingham punks Grey Hairs. The release follows a year of touring with Sleaford Mods, Hey Colossus and SAVAK and addresses ‘a scorching reflection on balancing your creative impulses against the commitments of impending middle age’. It’s an angry but relatable look at the state of current political affairs and addresses subjects that many will empathise with. And after all, punk plays best when it has something to react against.

Live dates in August are at Albert’s, Nottingham on 9th, Pilgrim’s Pit, Stoke on Trent on 16th, Hatch, Sheffield on 17th and Paper Dress Vintage, London on 23rd.

Watch the newly released video for Piss Transgressor here

Grey Hairs


Words by Siobhan

25th July 2019