For a band who’ve been at it for less than a year, producing a solid debut EP without many flaws is often unheard of, but Leeds based Captives have manage to achieve just that with ‘Ghost Like You’.
Even ahead of its release, the band have managed to acquire quite a formidable and impressive following with its three preceding singles, and in the context of the EP, they only hold further weight and power.
Captives manage to offer a very unique sound within their post-hardcore locomotive, combining an array of influences with each song honing in on something a little different, whether that be frontman Matt Floods‘ distinctly clean vocals in the title-track, not too dissimilar from something you’d hear on a more melodic Funeral For A Friend number.
On the flip side, the Yorkshire boys also have the ability to bring a much heavier emphasis coming from the instrumentation in ‘Not Enough’.
‘Signs’ is the clear standout here, which packs a punch from the get-go, and it’s refreshing to see a new band put as much care into their sound musically as well as lyrically. They’ve mastered the art of producing something visceral with catchy, sing-along lyrics; evidently a clear and prominent factory of this band have managed to take off so quickly.
If ‘Ghost Like You’ is anything to go by, then Captives are an absolute must name to keep a sharp eye out for throughout 2019.
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