“Really interesting…a sound of their own”
– LAUREN LAVERNE (BBC 6MUSIC)
26th February brings the “In Memory” EP by Space Captain, unveiling four new pieces to add to the immersive “Two” – the upfront track whose release on 4th December announced a bold new sound from the young Brooklyn outfit. Picked as Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music MPfree, the attention-grabbing nugget also gained support including a Clash premiere and the Gigslutz New Band of the Week accolade, and has had more than 10K Soundcloud plays to date.
In a period of open-minded experimentation, via live shows and studio jams, Space Captain have alighted on a progressive fusion of R&B and psychedelic rock with tentacles spinning out into soul, hip hop, electronica and noise. The “In Memory” EP finds singer/lyricist Maralisa Simmons-Cook exploring darker, more personal subjects; with themes of mourning, the life cycle, lightness verses darkness, death and rebirth, each song is a record of a true recent event.
This just so good, so good, so good ... One of the albums that you play for the first time and you keep saying to yourself how good it is with every song. It is soothing, slightly melancholic but not sad, yet joyful and playful af. I especially love the drums, so easily played, let alone the production. Perfect for slow evenings. Thank you so much, Alfa Mist! No favourite track yet. onaut