For Melbourne punk-rock 5 piece Captives, 2020 remained a fairly fruitful year even though the live music opportunities around the country came to a screeching halt.
The band signed with independent booking agency Beats Cartel and scored airplay for their single ‘Tommy Gun’ during a live broadcast of Hockey League in the USA culminating in over 200,000 Spotify plays.
Today they unleash their new single ‘Buried & Bones’, a track that sees the band lean more into a darker, but melodic rock direction for their first offering in 2021.
The track was recorded at The Alamo studio in Melbourne and produced and mixed by Tyson Fish (Vance Joy, Mammal, Children Collide) and mastered by Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Cog, Shihad)
‘Buried & Bones’ was created during Melbourne lockdown as Aaron Damon (vocals) explains.
“Mitch and I are sharing a house so we started bouncing ideas down on garage band and Matt would come over when the lockdown rules changed and put down some drums. Tommy and Cam were doing the same and we just compiled a big bunch of demos and started rehearsing them months later when they let us out.
In a way it was probably not a bad thing for us because we got to spend more time on our writing for a change instead of touring. There’s no better time to take your time than during a pandemic if you’re in the music game.”
The track is complemented by a frenetic video directed by Dave Hunter from Band Factory Media.
“The clip for Buried & Bones has a dark, aggressive feel to it. Just like it sounds. Director Dave Hunter was great to work with and helped bring the concept to life from start to finish.”
Cam Owen (Guitar)
CAPTIVES TOUR DATES
Friday, September 24 – Darwin Railway Club with Hammers
Saturday, September 25 – Darwin Railway Club with Hammers
Saturday, October 23 – Halloween Hysteria Festival QLD with Spiderbait, Clowns, Mammal