London based five-piece The Capture Effect – Iain Littlemore (guitar, vocals), Adam Parr (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Andy Malliff (bass, samples, backing vocals), Adam Smith (keyboards, synth, guitar, backing vocals) and Stuart Roberts (drums) – announce the release of their debut EP, ‘Frequencies’, due for release on 23rd March 2015 via Free Radio. Here’s the free download EP track ‘London’s Burning’.
Hello to The Capture Effect how are you?
Getting festive right now. Then looking forward to a lot of gigging in the New Year.
For the readers who haven’t heard you before how would you describe your sound?
Hard hitting rock guitars spliced with fuzzy synths, beats and samples. All the songs are narrative at heart though.
Who are your biggest influences?
Nirvana, Bloc Party and David Fincher films
Where did your name derive from?
Our name was a lucky accident. We were rehearsing and one of our amps starting picking up a live radio news broadcast. The strange phenomenon is called ‘The Capture Effect’.
How did you come together as a band?
Stuart, Andy and I are old school friends who’ve played music together over the years in various guises. We met Adam down at a local pub in Camden, we got chatting about our love of Radiohead and then asked him to audition for us.
You have just released your download track ‘London’s Burning’ and will be releasing your debut EP in 2015. What are the themes contained in your music?
Put simply love,lust and riots.
‘London’s Burning’ itself is about the August 2011 riots in London and studies the menace and seductiveness of a mob mentality.
Then there’s some stories about relationships, heartbreak, the media and politics.
How do you go about the songwriting process as a band?
On this record I demo’d most of the material in my bedroom before bringing it to the group to tear apart and put back together again. Writing now is a bit more organic where we jam things out at our studio and demo it as a group.
Which band or artist would you most like to support given the chance?
What can fans expect from The Capture Effect live show?
Energetic Vocals, fuzzy guitars, static synths, thunderous bass and danceable beats.
What are your plans next year?
We’re organising a tour to promote our debut EP ‘Frequencies’ due out in March. So lots of gigging, there’s some support slots to be announced and then its looking forward to the Summer festivals.
By Max Patton ©FAMEMAGAZINE.co.uk