An imposed sense of inevitability, “all heroes, no villains”, new normal and other elements of the post-Brexit narrative in the collaborative single by Kid Kapichi and Bob Vylan.
In February 2021, Kid Kapichi, the four-piece band from Hastings, released their debut record This Time Next Year. Indeed, they are coming back with a new single which maintains the concept of sardonic social commentary.
The start of the music video for New England hints at Our House by Madness. Yet, the mood and content are more critical. The lyrics conjure up comedy sketches by Stewart Lee. Speaking of New England, Jack Wilson, the vocalist and guitarist of Kid Kapichi, elaborates on the theme:
“New England is a song that targets the blindly patriotic, grabs them by the shoulders, shakes them and shouts ‘wake up’. We’re living in scary times where the top of society have found a way to turn the working class against themselves. We become more confident in our xenophobia as it’s only reinforced by our government on a daily basis”.