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CD CAPTIVES EP REVIEW

CAPTIVES

EP

2013

 

 

TASMANIA'S BACK ON THE MAP

 

 

I like this a lot. But before we start let’s make sure we know who we’re talking about – this isn’t Captives the alt-rock band from Eagle Mountain Utah, nor is it the hardcore punk band from Cincinnati Ohio, it’s not the Indie-Punk band from Derby UK either (and they even have a similar logo), or indeed the experimental Indie combo from Manchester UK, or the spiritual Christian Rock Folk band, it’s not the New Jersey band, the Russian band, the South African trio or one of the many other bands of the same name that are still playing somewhere in your part of the World…

 

You could say that the biggest problem Tasmania’s Captives has is their name, as on the evidence of this EP the music could well make them the most famous of all bands bearing the name ‘Captives’…

 

After spending a year writing material the band decamped to Melbourne to record this five-track EP and the results are promising indeed. If your bag is unadorned Rock and Roll with a hearty injection of Punk noise and attitude then it’s worth checking these guys out.

 

Highlights of a consistently great EP are: ‘Zombie Dog’ (available as a free Download if you venture to their social media) which sums it all up really – part The Bronx, part Fear, part Motorhead with a pinch of New York Dolls and Queens of the Stone Age, and something in the mix a little sinister that we can quite put our finger on!  

 

There’s also the upbeat modern rock of ‘Jaded’ and the dirt-under-the-nails rock out of ‘Snake in the Pit’. Great late night rock with energy to burn and well worth a listen.



CAPTIVES - DEBUT SELF TITLED EP  - WAS RELEASED SEPTEMBER 20

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD CAPTIVES EP REVIEW 2013