Something wicked this way comes – and it comes from the southern isle of Tasmania, Australia.
Once adorned with the moniker “Forest Horror”, the punk’n’roll five-some they call Captives are a hotly – demanded ticket to a rollicking good time and a thumping hangover.
The Captives boys sure have been steeped in praise. It’s not just scuttlebutt, fuelled by thousands of punters’ tales of nights of dancing, cavorting, moshing – though it’s that too.
Captives have stolen the hearts of many a media outlet and made them their darlings. The band have received a mountain of love letters written of their exploits, such as these romantic words from Rolling Stone – “The visceral thrill of being throttled by razor-sharp guitars, slapped around the head by thundering drums and screamed at by a man gargling glass”, as well as Tone Deaf’s note of adoration – “A groovetrain ride of riff that somehow manages to pause long enough to incorporate a horn section within the two minute wrecking ball”
Triple j have been wanting to get Captives to go steady with them for quite some time now, with spots rotation on triple j and full rotation on triple j unearthed, love from Nick Findlay (who described his lust for the band with a naughty little triple j unearthed note – “…can’t wait to see them explode this live” and Declan Byrne “a let loose, sweaty, spitty rock n roll home run”.
Spins across Days, Nights, Weekends on Good Nights, Short Fast Loud, Weekend Breakfast and Home and Hosed and more have all been a part of the courtship with the band.
2018 started with a bang.. The band signed a worldwide publishing deal with Cooking Vinyl Australia, a Distribution deal with Inertia Music and a new booking agent with Harbour Agency.
The band recently released their debut record “Over The Rainbow” (March 30, 2018), the album debuted on number 10on Alternative and number 68 on overall Itunes charts.
If you cannot be captivated (pun fully intended) by what is the most badass punk/rawk/bangin’ band you are likely to catch this decade – is your heart ACTUALLY beating? Are you actually alive? Perhaps you’d better get yourself to a show or check out a tune or ten to have that heart kick-started.