Looking for a fast, frantic, high impact actioned album to enjoy this Easter long weekend? Well, Captives‘ new album ‘Over the Rainbow‘ is the album for you.
Featuring 11 songs and coming just under 40 minutes, Hobart, Tasmania five-piece, punk-rockers Captives cover a lot of ground.
Having already given fans a taste of the album with fan favourite singles ‘House Parties and Black Balloons and ‘Paint It In Blue’ in 2018 and ‘Vines‘ in 2017, Captives showcased their intense range as a punk/rock outfit, with the strong dialogue, fluent instrumental work and collaborative effort as a band with lots of skills in between them.
The second taste of the album was ‘Paint It Black‘, and it is essentially a hard hitting, head banging rock anthem full of gritty guitar work, repetitive drum beats and loud vibes with top notch vocal work from Aaron [vocalist].
Over the Rainbow is an interesting album as it overs punk/rock essentials, with a mix of strong story telling and mixed vibes, as songs don’t generally stay in a fast paced, action packed streamline, songs like Pigeon Boy, Pretty Little Creatures, This Little Piggy, drift in-and-out of what a punk/rock song should be, and those are great traits in an album that stands out as something incredible to listen to.
Speaking about the busy 2018 Captives are already having, Aaron express how they “had a little while in between drinks, so to come back with all these announcements, a sick tour and the best music we have ever laid down, we are so god-damn stoked.”
To celebrate the release of the album Tasmania’s Captives are heading out on the road from Friday 4 May at The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne to Saturday 26 May at a secret house party in Tasmania with stops off in Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart for two shows.
Saturday May 5th – Exeter Hotel Beer Garden – Adelaide
Friday May 11 – Waywards – Sydney
Saturday May 12 – The Bearded Lady – Brisbane
Friday May 25 – The Brisbane Hotel – Hobart
Saturday May 26 – Secret House Party – Tasmania