Captive has released a video for “The Fool”, from their demo (Calico Grounds) which has sold out two pressings as well as their upcoming debut LP (Calico Grounds) due out in April.
Members of Total Abuse, Rayon Beach, the Snobs etc… Captive walks a different path than some of the more abrasive sounds attributed to their previous projects. Nods to the early 80s work of the Cure, any Daniel Ash/Peter murphy stuff, and countless other groups on the bleaker side of the second british invasion.
Captive is building a body of work more in tune with the past than any of the psuedo-goth revivalist acts that have been popping everywhere that Captive is likely to be associated with. Truly bleak romance, vocals howling along with ethereal guitar sounds. Airy synth parts and driving bass hold the anchor for the floating world Captive creates in their music.
"The Fool" video is a testament to a sound and aesthetic that has long been lost through overt use of occult imagery, black everything, never ending electronic grime, contrived sadness/depravity. Captive does a style better and more earnestly than any of their contemporaries.
For more sounds check out Captive’s soundcloud.