CAPTAIN - THIS IS HAZELVILLE, album released August 2006.
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Captain are a British band from London, who formed in early 2005. They perform a range of alternative rock songs, getting their musical influences from groups such as the Smashing Pumpkins, The Beach Boys and My Bloody Valentine.
Five square pegs in one round hole. Five opposites; no common dress code, no two-tone hair, no skinny T-shirts, wildly different pasts, no mention of Joy Division, The Stones, The Clash or Blondie. No apparent reason, in fact, why Captain should exist. But theyre here and they'll soon be bewitching the world with their wistful, emotive songs. Conceived to sidestep the fashionists and stand egoless next to their heroes. Meet Captain. After a month saying Yes to every question that would usually be a No, Rik Flynn was sat in a rehearsal room in Cricklewood introducing his band to each other. Mario [guitar]. An olive skinned, Athenean experimentalist who just finished national service in the Greek army. Clare [Vocals, Piano, Percussion]. An elfin, straight-laced health freak thats addicted to running. Reu [Drums, Piano]. A very intense, but very funny son of a preacher man. Alex [Bass]. A buff, blonde-haired beachcomber who used to play Polka in a circus. Not your usual suspects then. If Brian Wilson, Karen Carpenter, Burt Bacharach, Billy Corgan and Kevin Shields all merged into one youd still only be halfway to the Captain sound. As comfortable with pop as they are with vast soundscapes, this band aren't interested in any scenes. They're busy forging their own.
'This Is Hazelville' is the 2006 debut album from epic pop pioneers Captain, produced by Trevor Horn. It is an album populated by strange characters, intriguing stories and huge tunes born from the band's varying, eclectic and consistently passionate love of music with influences ranging from Burt Bacharach to Smashing Pumpkins. 'Frontline' is a beautifully constructed romantic pop anthem, 'This Heart Keeps Beating for Me' is equal parts euphoric and deeply sinister, while 'East West North South' details relationship indiscretion with both pinpoint accuracy and a Wurlitzer-like melody. And of course, the single 'Glorious' is an unashamedly uplifting and summery pop anthem with an unfeasibly big sing-a-long chorus.
04 East, West, North, South
06 Build A Life
08 This Heart Keeps Beating For Me
09 Western High
10 Summer Rain
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