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THE CAPITAL Announce New EP and Share Video for ‘Trouble’

THE CAPITAL Announce New EP and Share Video for ‘Trouble’

The CapitalTHE CAPITAL – a new band featuring members of highly acclaimed UK melodic punk group Failsafe are delighted to announce their new EP ‘This Place Matters’ will be released on Saturday 23rd June 2018.

To celebrate the news, the band, which also contains members of Next Stop Atlanta and Treehouse 3, are streaming the lead single ‘Trouble’ in full.

Recorded at the prestigious Middle Farm Studios with internationally renowned producer Peter Miles (Frank Turner, We Are The Ocean, The Skints) over just three short days, the band took a stripped back approach to the recording, passing up “studio trickery” in favour of using vintage gear and truly embracing any slight imperfections to give the tracks more of a live feel. Commenting on their time in the studio, drummer, Rob Catlow said:

“We worked with Pete on the first 2 Failsafe albums – “What We Are Today” (2005) and “The Truth Is” (2008). We’ve had a solid friendship with him for well over 10 years now and with that comes a lot of trust. He has a gorgeous studio, and we knew he could get the best work from us, without losing ourselves up our own arse. We love working with him, and we’ll hopefully work with him again in the near future”

Commenting on the new single, vocalist Seamus Mcloughlin explained: “Trouble is a song which touches on the intense feelings when a friendship develops into something else, and the excitement that it can bring along with it.”

The band will also be hitting the road for a run of shows throughout June and July, including a special EP release show at 53 Degrees venue in their hometown of Preston.

23rd June – 53 Degrees, Preston
24th June – Jimmy’s, Manchester
1st July – New Cross Inn, London with Red City Radio

 

 

About THE CAPITAL: 

“It’s out of respect and love for Matt that we’re carrying on playing music, because that’s what brought us together in the first place. We’re never going to move on, but we can move forward and always keep him with us” explains guitarist, Andy Sprake.

Take one look at The Capital and it’ll be evident to you that this is a band with something important to say. Transcending the usual tired cliches and analogies that you might come to expect from rock bands, it’s clear that here you are presented with something different entirely.

Rewind to 2012 and you would find a third of the members of The Capital playing with the Preston based melodic punk outfit Failsafe. One of the top live acts of their day, Failsafe had a committed legion of fans, built up around successive tours sharing stages with the heavyweights of the alternative scene. A Day To Remember, Anti-Flag, The Bouncing Souls, Cute Is What We Aim For and even Paramore were touring partners and as such the band drew crowds and praise from diverse corners of the industry for their eclectic mix of punk rock, hardcore and melodious rock displayed on their successful early albums, ‘What We Are Today’ and ‘The Truth Is…”.

In just a few years momentum was truly gathering and together with a prominent feature in NME and a golden-ticket invitation to record a live BBC session at the legendary Maida Vale Studios the band were well on their way and enjoying every moment of their new lives on the road.

Returning to the studio once more, the band recorded a collection of songs titled ‘Routines’ which would be released through the american label, Cardboard Empire and followed up with tour dates alongside Hawthorne Heights and Forever Came Calling. However, not long after it’s release, their time as Failsafe would be brought to a sudden and heartbreaking end. On New Years Day, 2015 the band would wake to the devastating news that their guitarist and dearest friend, Matthew Cogley, had suddenly passed away.

Where many would struggle to hold on to their youthful idealism in the face of such tragedy, the members who would go on to form  The Capital knew that they had a job to do.  Brought together by their love of Matt and under a united banner of grief, the members of Failsafe began to put into place a new project that would seek to honour the memory of their dear friend teaming up with mental health charities We Are Hummingbird and CALM and various fundraising events to raise money in his name.

“It’s out of respect and love for Matt that we’re carrying on playing music, because that’s what brought us together in the first place. We’re never going to move on, but we can move forward and always keep him with us.” explained guitarist Andy Sprake at the time.

Piecing together members from Failsafe, as well as local bands with links to Matt Cogley, The Capital began to get to work, their musical direction steered by the steely melodic punk of groups like Hot Water Music and The Flatliners, and the showmanship and vocal acrobatics of more mainstream influences like the Foo Fighters and Mumford and Sons.

In just a few short months, the band were ready to record their debut EP titled ‘Hummingbird’ with the first single (also titled ‘Hummingbird’) inciting a powerful response from newly found fans who shared widely the deeply touching song racking up over 10k views in a matter of weeks.

After dipping their toes into the touring circuit of the North West playing shows with the likes of Philadelphia punks Beach Slang, The Capital began work on their follow up EP ‘This Place Matters’ inspired by the sad, slow demise of many of the UK’s best music venues.

Recorded at the prestigious Middle Farm Studios with internationally renowned producer Peter Miles (Frank Turner, We Are The Ocean, The Skints) over just three short days, the band took a stripped back approach to the recording, passing up “studio trickery” in favour of using vintage gear and truly embracing any slight imperfections to give the tracks more of a live feel.

Commenting on their time in the studio, drummer, Rob Catlow said: “We worked with Pete on the first 2 Failsafe albums – ‘What We Are Today’ (2005) and ‘The Truth Is’ (2008). We’ve had a solid friendship with him for well over 10 years now and with that comes a lot of trust. He has a gorgeous studio, and we knew he could get the best work from us. We love working with him, and we’ll hopefully work with him again in the near future.”

‘This Place Matters’ will be released on Saturday 23rd June 2018, available through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and all other good digital outlets.

THE CAPITAL are: 
Seamus Mcloughlin – Vocals, Guitar
Andy Sprake – Lead Guitar
Nik Taylor – Guitar
Scott Bampton – Bass Guitar
Rob Catlow – Drums

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