Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Cape Cub to find out more...
Where are you from?
How did you first get into music?
I was always surrounded by good music from my Dad as a kid, then I started playing guitar around 9 and discovering bands for myself, and by 14 had started up my own band, a fun little punk rock project with my best mates.
We love your latest song, Lifeline, what was the influence behind it?
Lifeline's about a fractured relationship with someone close to you who is suffering. It's about doing everything you can for them and trying your hardest but to no avail.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
I was hugely into guitar music and always have been. My biggest influence is definitely Springsteen. As a kid I was massively into rock music, and I then found more indie and alternative stuff like Death Cab. Then electro and pop. And now it's everything. I don't like to think of music in terms of genre anymore. I think genre is quite redundant these days anyway. Nowadays my influence comes from far and wide.
How would you describe your sound?
Like a clear night driving on the coast.
What’s your local music scene like?
It's amazing. The north east is more exciting now than it's ever been. So many good bands and artists are coming out of the woodwork.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
More shows and more music for sure. Bit early for an album so probably another EP. We'll have to wait and see for the festivals next year too, it's early days right now!
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
Man this is a big one! Bruce Springsteen. Ben Gibbard. Kate Bush.
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
Oh there are plenty. One day at a headline show I walked on stage to the big intro that we run through the speakers and I picked up my guitar to play a song called Keep Me In Mind, and I mean we're deep in the vibe right now, building anticipation as you can imagine, and I go to strum the first note and boom there's no sound coming out of the guitar. There was a powercut right along the front of the stage. That was funny. They got it fixed and everything was cool in the end though but I did wonder what the hell was going on.
What is the one thing that you want our readers to know about you?
I didn't start eating eggs or cheese until I was about 18. The idea of both freaked me out big time. Why would you eat something that smells like that? I get it now though so it's all good.