405 Focus: Cave Painting [Video Interview]
Cave paintings are an historical phenomenon that date back as far as 33,000 years BC. Cave Painting ― that is, the band ― have been around in their current form for a little over a year, yet are already leaving a definable mark on the Brighton music scene.
Last November, a few short months after their formation, the band released their debut EP. You'll Be Running Soon showcases their quiet, considered, but ably funky and immediate indie-pop sound, revealing them to be akin to a Wild Beasts you could take home to your parents. They spoke a little more in-depth with us about the origins of the band, and recording the EP.
If you fancy listening to the session without the visuals, you can do so here:
The interview was recorded/edited by George and Louise Nindi.
Purchase and listen
We caught up with Mister Heavenly's frontman Nicholas Thorburn to discuss the origins and setup of the indie supergroup. Comprising elements of Islands, Man Man and Modest Mouse; Mister Heavenly dominate their self-labelled ‘doom-wop’ genre, bringing a fresh take on 90s style grunge with their emotionally frustrating album ‘Out of Love’. [read more]
We caught up with Beaty Heart in a backyard in Brixton to talk about how they started, not being a Goldsmiths band, a love of visuals, being tagged with the term 'tribal', new music formats, new releases, old releases, helping out friends and a lot more. They also performed the wonderful 'Get The Gurls' for us. [read more]
Upon its release in April 2009, Reservoir, the debut album from London indie-folk troupe Fanfarlo, caused a small sensation among like-minded peers; its phantasmagoric collation of haunting folk tales, whirlwind neo-classical instrumentation, and brain-ingraining melodies, led to rightly deserved critical lauding. [read more]
Most people know him through his short lived band Test Icicles, or more recently his output under the Warm Brains moniker, but Rory Attwell has been working hard in the background for quite some time now, producing some of the most exciting bands of the last few years. [read more]