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For the past three years Captive State have been holed up in their Whitechapel studio, writing, recording and developing sounds and songs.
Encouraged by Brian Eno’s enthusiastic response to their first demo Captive State’s Tom Bootle and Joseph Kennedy teamed up with Lemon Jelly’s Nick Franglen at the tail end of 2007 and found the perfect producer to bring life to their creation. The first fruits of these labours, which provides a sweet taster of what to expect, is a four song EP called, Elmore Grove. The place ‘Elmore Grove’, where these fruits spawned, is more imaginary than real transcending genre and generality.
Determined not to be confined to the studio Kennedy and Bootle have assembled an 8-piece live band that pits horns and accordions amongst their guitars and drums, effortlessly stretching the breadth of the recorded songs into the live arena. Captive State begin a two month residency at the Slaughtered Lamb in Farringdon from 28th March, full details of which are shown below on the myspace page.
Captive State’s name was taken, with permission, from the title of a book by writer George Monbiot.
Joseph Kennedy (vocals) Tom Bootle (keys and effects) Ben Fitzgerald (percussion) JC Caddy (drums) Patrick Auguste (bass) 'Special' (guitar) Theo Martindale (decks and vocals) Matt Clements (trumpet) Andy Wolstenholme (trombone)
Elmore Grove EP Release Date: start of June '08 Label:Genuine Length:21:37 Synopsis The debut EP from Captive State
Produced by Nick Franglen for Big Life Management. Mixed by Dom Morley for Solar Management Mastered by Guy Davie at The Exchange
1 Mona 2 China White Doll 3 Weatherman 4 Lost
NEWS ::: Concerts
May 9 2008 7:00P The Slaughtered Lamb Residency w/ Lawrence Arabia & The Disco Shed London
May 23 2008 7:00P The Slaughtered Lamb Residency w/ The Superimposers, James Yuill & Younghusband London
May, 30 2008 09:00 PM - The Cellar, Oxford
Jun 1 2008 5:00P Camden Green Fair Regents Park, London
Jun 14 2008 8:00P Bang! @ 93 Feet East London
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