Kapitol is a 3-piece rock/pop Chilean band, formed by late 2011 in Santiago, Chile. It was conceived as an International band, whose main objective is to win over international music audiences. It has been categorized as one of “the best emerging talents in the country” as well as an “International promise”. Their music, sounding both mainstream and alternative, has been compared to major international acts.
The band’s original name was Coffeehouse, reaching a high level of popularity in their home country of Chile, consolidating their career with very significant milestones. Some of these include significant airplay on the most important radio stations nationwide, being part of the soundtrack of one of the most successful 2014’s soap operas, being the local support act for Beck and Blur in Santiago and playing at the worldwide recognized music festival Lollapalooza (2015 & 2018) as well as at SXSW, Austin, TX. (2015 & 2016).
After playing SXSW, the band decided to change its name to Kapitol. While the band received outstanding feedback for their music, the common issue brought up by SXSW attendees was that the name Coffeehouse suggests a singer/songwriter type of music, not the epic soaring yet driving style of music the band were delivering. Although such a name change meant basically having to start from scratch, the band’s actual history and numbers are impressively backed by more than 500,000 views on Youtube, over 3,000,000 streams on Spotify, more than 16,000 fans on Facebook and over 3,500 followers on Instagram.
Kapitol was born at the end of 2011, but it is not until the end of 2012, when the band released their debut album Square One, that their career hit it off. With singles like On This Side, Night Cruising and Give Or Take, Kapitol was able to sustain an explosive 4 year career before releasing new material.
The band released their second studio album Atlas on June 2016, achieving major impact with singles such as All We Need, Travel and Warriors (which music video is a big collaboration between Kapitol’s fans). Chilean, Argentine, Peruvian and Spanish media, ranked Atlas as one of the best albums of 2016.