For a bunch Tassie punks called Captives, this crew are pretty insistent on not being kept in the one place. Slaves to the road, the 5 piece are hitting the tar again to deliver audiences a taste of their forthcoming EP, Butterflies, Diamonds & Lightning set to be released on October 3. Captives will revisit crowds in Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide and Tassie on their trans-seasonal jaunt, to issue a stern reminder of why they’re the new Australian band to watch.
The band have offered up a taste of the forthcoming release with a video for their new jam ‘Insomnia’
In September 2013, the Australian media noted the ferociousness with which their debut EP was delivered. The Rock Pit gleefully observed a collection of “Unadorned rock and roll with a hearty injection of punk noise and attitude” while SGSN made comparisons to US rock kings The Bronx noting Captives use of “lacerating, unprocessed riffs”.
Although The Bronx and Motorhead comparisons often arise and are thoroughly complimentary, Captives shy away from classification, refusing to be shuffled into a box, held hostage to expectations. Instead, we invite you to witness them live. Pin them down in a city near you.
CAPTIVES – TOUR DATES
August 1 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
August 2 – Valve Bar, Sydney
August 8 – Crowbar, Brisbane
August 9 – Southern Cross Tavern, City Of Gold Coast
September 13 – Old Bar, Fitzroy
September 20 – Club 54, Launceston
October 3 – The Eastern, Ballarat
October 4 – Club 54, Launceston