Music opens us up to each other; we find ourselves at our most vulnerable point, at the rawest edge and open to danger.
Connection, through creativity, is how LAND CAPTAINS explore storytelling. It is that opportunity to feel less alone; to feel that collective confidence and make sense of the world, not only for the band but for the listener. Songs come from the depths of life, embracing both ANGER WITH PURPOSE and HUMOUR WITHOUT HATRED. When we allow ourselves to be open – to have that moment of certainty knowing that this is who we are – we can have an honest conversation about our stories, challenge ourselves, and CELEBRATE OUR CONNECTION TO EACH OTHER.
Music is EMOTION.
Music is CONNECTION.
Music is POWER.
LAND CAPTAINS, after their previously successful release Delta, have taken this ethos of open and emotive community to a new level with their follow-up EP HALF MEASURES, released in April 2022.
“Music is where we can own our emotional freedom and fearlessly explore dark and distant corners, whether that’s with humour or in observation. Half Measures explores a raft of ideas and stories, some funny and some from dark places, we’re really excited for people to hear it!”
The production for HALF MEASURES began back in the spring of 2021, though many of the tracks began life much earlier in the band’s journey, including the re-imagining of their previous single “Burn The World” and audience favourite “Banana Phone”. Every song on the EP tells a different story, but there is a common commentary on human connection; relatable and in relation to situations that we have all gone through at some point in our lives. This is EMOTION, CONNECTION and POWER.
“This is blood, sweat and tears - but not only in the traditional sense. This was the first opportunity for all of us in the band to really build something together, and emotionally connect to every one of these songs. We were each going through some tough challenges, as we all were around the world during the pandemic, but ultimately we came together and connected through this profoundly personal process.”
LAND CAPTAINS have seen a fantastic response to HALF MEASURES, both from music fans and industry professionals, with debut single 'BANANA PHONE' receiving extensive international radio airplay and selected as the New Rock Show’s ‘track of the week’ by Planet Rock. The EP Launch Show at The Crofter’s Rights was a resounding success, cementing the band’s reputation as a “force of nature” on the Bristol scene, and propelling them towards their upcoming show at Thekla on 5 June.
In the spirit of connection, something central to the values of LAND CAPTAINS, this band is and will always be about the primal power of live performance and sharing the stage with their audience. These songs have been written to be experienced live; words, music and raw energy combined.