EP: Cautioners – Conditional Identity

Release Date: June 10th, 2013
Label: Scylla Records
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Facebook: www.facebook.com/cautioners
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Cautioners, the indie rock trio from Bristol, are fresh new faces on the scene. After only being signed by Scylla Records in May, the guys wasted no time in bringing out their fantastic debut EP, ‘Conditional Identity’. Despite still being small, they have managed to build an impressive fanbase around their local music scene and have even made an appearance on BBC Introducing.

The band overall sound as if they have been pulling inspiration from indie rock heroes, Death Cab For Cutie and Arcade Fire and, although it is a gutsy move, the trio have managed to pull it off spectacularly. It’s an EP that can be listened to again and again without becoming bored of it. There’s always something new to pick out in each song. Although the EP starts off more delicate in ‘Staging Area’, it soon moves on to more upbeat songs that pack a punch.

The stand-out track on the EP is definitely the third and shortest track on the EP, ‘Iteration V’, in which is more melodic and haunting, but seems to portray a lot more feeling than the rest of the songs.

Although overall it’s not an extremely lively record, it’s one which really captures a listener’s attention and is exactly what the music scene needs more of. For this to be their debut EP, Cautioners have really thrown themselves out there and have a lot to live up to when they release their next EP in early 2014.

Written by Caitlyn Dewar