My Sad Captains like to take their time over things.
Taking a step back after the release of their last record, the band allowed their appetite for new ideas to strengthen, sharpening their focus in the process.
Dreamy new album 'Sun Bridge' is out now on Bella Union, and it's a beautiful, evocative return, dominated by wonderful songwriting and a neat sense of the pastoral.
As singer/guitarist Ed Wallis explains, “Our last record, ‘Best f Times’, was primarily about doing one thing well – a kind of mid-tempo, dreamy kraut-pop. Our aim with this record was to be more dynamic, and push things out in different directions; simultaneously stretching out the ambience while sharpening the focus.”
Clash is able to premiere new cut 'Don't Listen To Your Heart', and it's a wonderfully intoxicating return from the group.
The video ain't half bad, either. Director Jamie Jenkinson explains: "'Don't Listen to Your Heart' is made entirely on an iPhone, using various camera settings and the iMovie app."
"The subtle DIY aesthetic of the iPhone visuals imply the presence of the maker, as camera operator, editor, and protagonist, paying personal homage to the track. It presents 'Don't Listen To Your Heart' as an anti-love song, a Hallmark card for breakups, as a series of roses distort, blur and disappear."
Tune in now.
Catch My Sad Captains at the following shows:
20 London The Victoria
22 Manchester The Castle
24 Glasgow The Glad Café
25 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
17 Birmingham Actress & Bishop
20 London Oslo Hackney
21 Brighton Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
For tickets to the latest My Sad Captains shows click HERE.
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