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A punk-rock band playing "Tasmanian Forest Horror"
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Captives Sign Onto Bear Parts Music's Management Roster — 06/15/2016

Tassie punk rockers Captives have announced an exciting signing with Melbourne's Bear Parts Music today, with the news that the five-piece will now be part of their management roster.

The band's new management will sit them alongside heavy acts like Drown This City and Circles, with Bear Parts' Roy Amar stoked on the addition to the family.

"As huge fans of the band, we are so happy to be working with these guys. I cannot wait to show the world what’s in store for Captives in the next few months, leading up to their debut release and beyond."

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Captives /  Australia A punk-rock band playing

We come from an island. Not your typical Caribbean type place surrounded with palm trees and coconuts, this is a convict island.

In the 1800s somebody came up with a great idea to throw all the dregs of society onto a wooden boat and ship them off to the other side of the world. One hundred and seventy three years later and here we are; a punk rock ‘n roll band by the name of "Captives".

Aaron Damon

Vocals

Marcus Wynwood

Guitar

Mitch Damon

Guitar

Ben Thomas-Gill

Bass

Matty Damon

Drums
Jun 15, 2016

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Captives Sign Onto Bear Parts Music's Management Roster

Tassie punk rockers Captives have announced an exciting signing with Melbourne's Bear Parts Music today, with the news that the five-piece will now be part of their management roster.

The band's new management will sit them alongside heavy acts like Drown This City and Circles, with Bear Parts' Roy Amar stoked on the addition to the family.

"As huge fans of the band, we are so happy to be working with these guys. I cannot wait to show the world what’s in store for Captives in the next few months, leading up to their debut release and beyond."

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Jul 22, 2015

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A frenzy of relentless guitars, pounding drums and blood curdling vocals will sweep you up and transport you to the deep dark forests of Tasmania

Every Dead of Winter Festival we discover new bands that impress the pants off us and we want to share them with the whole world. In the past these bands have included: Hightime (Adel), All Eyes Dark (Melb) and Clowns (Melb).

Being a fan of punk rock Celene Skullz pick of the festival is Tasmanian Forest Horror Band Captives. “I was really impressed by their unique sound” (Celene Skullz, festival producer). Captives whose music is inspired by the likes of; The Bronx, QOTSA and Social Distortion combine these influences with the dark history of Australia’s convict past to create a monster that sounds like it’s being dragged straight from Ivan Milat’s boot. A frenzy of relentless guitars, pounding drums and blood curdling vocals will sweep you up and transport you to the deep dark forests of Tasmania. Captives; brutal, rockin’ and iconically Tasmanian.

- Celene Bedford‎ (Dead Record CEO, Dead of Winter Festival organiser)

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Feb 10, 2015

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Featured in FasterLouder’s "15 Future Legends of 2015"

FL handpicks some of Australia’s most exciting new talent who are set to dominate 2015. Captives made the cut.

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Jan 12, 2015

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Marcus Wynwood featured in Australian Guitar Magazine
Marcus Wynwood featured in Australian Guitar Magazine

Marcus Wynwood has been featured in the latest edition of Australian Guitar Magazine as a "Guitarist to Watch"

Dec 05, 2014

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It's a sound that kicks you in the back of the skull with every drum beat, slices at your eardrums with every guitar lick, and tears at the back of your throat with every shriek - and is so distinctive that they had to give it a name themselves...

[V] Music Interview: Captives

Is it rock? Is it punk? Is it metal? Is it hardcore? Is it fucking blues?

Most bands spend years trying to define their voice, whereas Captives seem to have arrived with their own snarling sonic signature - like a champion greyhound exploding from the gate with the fluffy bunny already torn to shreds in its jaws. It's a sound that kicks you in the back of the skull with every drum beat, slices at your eardrums with every guitar lick, and tears at the back of your throat with every shriek - and is so distinctive that they had to give it a name themselves:

"Tasmanian Forest Horror."

Emerging (as their self-named genre suggests) from our great island state, the five piece has made a big impact with their intense second EP Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning. Produced by Shihad's Tom Larkin (whose credits include High Tension, Calling All Cars and Bodyjar) it's a studio combination that saw lead single 'Insomnia' score the barely two-year-old band wide-rotation radio airplay and force their momentum to accelerate from a steam roller into an avalanche in no time.

[V] writer, Nathan Wood, recently caught up with the group's frontman, Aaron Damon, to find out a little bit of the history of Captives; ask how their unique home environment has influenced their music; and, as you'll read from the outset, find out why their website has got everyone feeling like they've taken a tab of the brown acid.

NW: Not the first question I normally ask a band, but who the fuck designed your website? I just went on there to try and do some research and ended up tripping balls.

AD: It's a little trick our guitarist came up with. He's an IT guy and does a bit of teaching and likes to play around with computers, so we let him loose on the website and I'm the guy that has to keep facing the interviews and talking to people about why the website's tripping them out.

I've talked to two or three bands that have an IT dude in the group before and it's the same thing every time. It's like they experiment with their own band on making the most crazy site they can.

Yeah I think he's just trying stuff out with us. It kind of blows me out a bit. But I'm open for anything.

You guys are relatively new on the scene in terms of how old you are for a band and you're definitely fairly new to the general [V] audience - how would you describe your music? It's a bit of a mixed bag.

Everyone kind of calls it punk or heavy rock. But we came up with our own genre because we couldn't quite put a finger on it - so we call ourselves “Tasmanian Forest Horror.” It's a blend of whatever you want to put into it.

So as your name kind of suggests, are your surroundings and your home environment a big influence on your sound?

Yeah, I think the isolation of Tassie maybe creates a monster that is Captives because you're kind of cut off from the rest of the scene and you're doing your own thing down there and not really competing with anybody else. But I think when we put the band name together and the artwork and a lot of the imagery, it was definitely designed around having Tasmania in the back of our minds - hence Captives and everything about it just seems about where we're from and who we are.

Does that isolation of coming out of Tassie open you up to maybe more experimentation or delving into places that you intuitively feel as you play music? Because it seems to me that there is a level of your music that is experimental, for lack of a better term.

Yeah, a lot of our songs we write the music first. We jam and just get in a room and do a lot of it on the spot, and then we'll record it on our phone and just play it back. So a lot of that ends up in the songs - the experimental part.

A lot the sound we have is described as kind of like an '80s vibe in there, so maybe being from Tassie we kind of missed out on a lot of the new stuff that everyone's into at the moment and we're still rocking that '80s vibe. And then we moved to Melbourne and put this blend of new stuff in there as well. So I don't know. It's a bit of a monster.

And how did you all come together? What's the band's story?

Different bands in the same scene. Me and my brothers were in the same band - Matt and Mitch. We've been playing together in bands for years. We went to try our luck overseas and then came back when things didn't work out. And then we met up with the other guys who we'd also been playing gigs with together in the scene but had never played together. I think we got one of the guys to fill in for a gig somewhere and one of the other guys did the same thing down the track when we needed a bass player, and that's how it all kind of came about.

We had this plan to put an album out so we headed to Melbourne and just got told to do an EP with the producer we were working with and we just put it out. That's where we started and it's kind of snowballed from that point.

Was there ever a moment where you were playing together and things felt noticeably different or special about Captives compared to your previous bands?

Yeah, it was probably when we went into the studio to record. We'd done a lot of stuff live and we'd done a lot of writing and we took a lot of songs into the studio - probably took five songs into the studio to do an EP. We ended up trashing parts out of them and trashing songs, so we needed a couple more songs to fill the EP. We were burning dollars in the studio and the pressure was on to on-the spot write a song and that ended up being the first single off our first EP, 'Zombie Dog.' That just fell into place in the matter of an hour. At that point everything felt like it was just gelling and it was kind of like a magic thing came across the band. It's hard to try and recreate that vibe sometimes but every now and again you get those killer songs that just fall out of nowhere.

You worked with producer Tom Larkin, who's got a pretty huge reputation for working with great local rock acts now - what did he bring to your sound?

Well the first EP we did with Tom as well. The first stuff we took in and it was kind of like '80s rock stuff and Tom put a fire up our arse and said, "You've got to try and push the boundaries a bit more," and that made us work a bit harder and that's where those songs came about.

The second time we went in we worked with Tom again and we just went in this time thinking in the back of our minds that we just tested the waters with the first EP. There were five songs on there and probably three different genres. We found the songs that were working and we pretty much put that spin on the new EP, and pushed ourselves into a genre and an area that was working for us. In the back of our mind we wanted something that was going to be a cracker of a live show - something you could stomp your foot to and have a beer and get in people's faces. With the new EP I think we definitely stepped forward in that direction.

There definitely seems to be a live presence on the record, like you recorded it in full flight rather than pulling it together in a studio. Was that a big focus for you when you went into record?

Yeah, previously all the stuff I'd ever done has always been tracked and layered up and you do lose that vibe. As a live rock band you really want to capture that energy. You can't really get that out of us when you're tracking things and layering it up.

Ever since we did the first EP we tracked the band stuff live and just overdubbed some vocals. Everyone's in the room and you're looking at each other and if anyone stuffs up - sometimes you do a song a hundred times and it's really hot and you just want to kill the guy that misplays or stuffs up that note and you get to a point where you're working that hard that you get good at it and you get that right take. It's an energy you can't really recreate by tracking up.

You've managed to do a fair amount for a fairly young band including getting some decent radio play. How are you guys feeling at this stage of your career - like you're cruising on some solid momentum?

Yeah, ever since we started and we played our first show in Melbourne on a Thursday night to not many people and we played first on a bill and we were just stoked to be doing that - and then a year later we were in Melbourne doing our own shows. You're always looking forward and the momentum seems to keep building for us. But when you put out the second EP you're always a bit iffy if it's going to work but I think everything we've done so far has been gradually moving in an upwards direction, so I think we're doing pretty sweet.

Melbourne's got a pretty epic punk rock and hardcore scene - have you guys felt pretty quickly accepted and adopted by the scene?

Yeah, there's heaps of bands in Melbourne and it's such a good scene and there's so many different pubs and yeah I think everyone's been really accepting of Captives. Also it fits in a punk scene and it fits in a rock scene as well, so we're able to switch around and support a gig with everybody and anybody at any venue, really. Not classical music or anything like that, but anything that's rocky or punky, Captives can fit in there no worries at all.

The EP's been out for a little bit now. What's the reaction to it been like?

Yeah they added the first single to triple j rotation and people have been digging the song. When you go to play live it's good to hear people singing along to your music and as each song on the EP gets out there as time passes, the faces come out to your shows and they start to notice more of your songs throughout the set, which is a killer thing.

Captives new EP Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning is out now. Try not to vomit when you visit their website here: www.captives.com.au

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Nov 09, 2014

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Tasmania's Captives kept headliners Shihad on their toes
Tasmania's Captives kept headliners Shihad on their toes

We appeared in the December 2014 edition of Rolling Stone Magazine. Attached is a photo of the interview. You can also check out the Photo Gallery from the night here: http://rollingstoneaus.com/live-lodge/post/photo-gallery-shihad-at-live-lodge-2014/606-9

Oct 13, 2014

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Captives are arguably one of the most badass bands to walk out of Tasmania in the past decade

Captives are arguably one of the most badass bands to walk out of Tasmania in the past decade. They’re comprised of five regular blokes who, with forces combined, produce some of the most relentless, unforgivingly powerful punk rock your ears will ever be graced with. Ahead of the band’s upcoming national headline tour, I had a chat to frontman Aaron where we spoke about touring, what we can expect to see from the boys in the future, and of course their brand new EP ‘Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning’

“On the first EP, we were just starting out and we were trying to pick out what kind of sound we wanted to go for,” Aaron begins. The release in question is the band’s self-titled debut, a five-track EP that dropped only last year, to a slew of positive reception. And while there’s only a year gap between that and ‘Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning’, Captives’ sound has evolved immensely, the new release sporting a more refined, rounded out punk rock sound. “It’s pretty heavy. It’s a lot heavier than the first EP,” he allures to the ‘Butterflies’ EP. “It’s just a good rock record with a lot of catchy hooks!”

From the second ‘Butterflies’ begins, you’re greeted with a barrage of earth shattering riffs and the edgiest of edgy vocals (we gave it a 4/5), and that’s exactly what Captives are going for. The band aim to take you by the shoulders and shake you ’til you’re numb, and the EP’s first single ‘Insomnia’ proves that effortlessly. “We listened to a lot of Rocket From The Crypt, Social Distortion… Clutch, even! We pull everything in together, and that becomes the Captives sound,” Aaron says of the band’s influences.

When it comes to playing live, Captives put on a hell of a show. They’re no strangers to rowdiness, and there’s always a beer or two being swung around. “It starts off pretty tame early on, and then everyone has a few beers,” Aaron laughs. “Then we party until somebody gets kicked out of the venue or has to be carried home!” When it comes to travelling around the country, the band has a keen eye for Brisbane. “We had a great time in Queensland, it’s always a killer up there,” he explains in good spirit, not putting other cities on the back burner but rather leaving them open to their own interpretation. “We haven’t been to Sydney or Adelaide enough to make a judgment yet, so I’m pretty keen to get stuck into those places soon.”

To get crowds warmed up for The Butterflies, Diamonds and Lighting Tour, Captives missioned their way across the country this past September on The Insomnia Tour, in support of their aptly titled single. “We’ve had a pretty good response from all of the people who have been coming down and checking it out, so that’s been kind of amazing,” Aaron states.

With both of Captives’ EPs spanning just five tracks, there’s little reason to wonder why fans are anxious for a full-length record. On what to expect from the band once everything settles down with ‘Butterflies’, Aaron elaborates; “we’re going to go on tour until about January once all of the warmer weather goes away again, and then after that we’re going to settle down and go quiet for a bit, start writing and really work really hard on our first album.” Expected sometime in 2015, the band’s debut longplay is set to feature a more definitive sound, with Aaron explaining “we’re going to try and evolve a bit more and really put some dynamic into [the album].”

If you’re keen to give these boys a spin (and let’s face it, of course you are!), check out the music video for ‘Insomnia’ below. Once you’re finished up with that, stumble your mind-blown self over to the band’s website and grab a ticket for their headline tour, where they’ll be tearing shit up all across the country throughout October and November.

- Matt Doria

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Sep 25, 2014

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Tassie band Captives are the punks to look out for this year

Tassie band Captives are the punks to look out for this year as they record their new EP Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning with producer Tom Larkin. Hitting the road in October in support of their new single "Insomnia", the band will be impressing fans with their attitude and hearty sound. We chatted to the band about their new EP and their unique and diverse sound.

Full interview here: http://www.theaureview.com/interviews/captives-on-the-release-of-their-new-ep-butterflies-diamonds-and-lightning-and-more

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Sep 08, 2014

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One doesn’t simply listen to the new EP from Tasmanian rockers Captives, ‘Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning’. No, one is sucked far into the music and doesn’t leave until one realises they’ve accidentally had the record on loop for over an hour. 4/5

The cover art for this CD depicts a lightning bolt piercing through somebody’s skull, and into their brain; if you were to ask me, I’d say that’s a fairly accurate representation of the music behind the artwork. One doesn’t simply listen to the new EP from Tasmanian rockers Captives, ‘Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning’. No, one is sucked far into the music and doesn’t leave until one realises they’ve accidentally had the record on loop for over an hour. It’s hard not to lose yourself in ‘Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning’, with such a rapturous array of raw, unfiltered instruments colliding with a loud, head-bang inducing voice.

The opening track ‘Insomnia’ sets the tone for the following four songs – pure, unforgiving punk rock with a bold edge that demands your ears. It’s clear why Captives have chosen this track for the EP’s lead single; it’s the type of song you’ll hear come out of nowhere as part of Triple M’s daily rotation, and a wave of crippling energy will rush out from your speakers and onto you. You’ll lose all control of your body as your fist furiously pumps itself into the air, your head being thrown back and forth mercilessly to the beat. It’s a dangerous tune, indeed.

As the following four songs make their way from iPod to eardrums, the same ardor and intensity are present, with each individual song being effortless in justifying why it deserves to be a single on its own. Unfortunately, however, with a similarity in vitality comes a similarity in sound. ‘Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning’ as a whole suffers from being somewhat repetitive, though this isn’t too much of a problem considering the EP blankets just five tracks. While I’m hoping that a full-length from the band demonstrates a little bit more diversity, the familiarity between the five tracks on ‘Butterflies’ does minuscule to diminish the experience it offers.

Overall, ‘Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning’ is a solid release from Captives, a small band with big aspirations they deserve to achieve with utmost surety. The five song sampler has a tendency to sound overly familiar, though with the raw, energetic passion that the fifteen-minute long package delivers, this definitely isn’t anything to worry about. The EP’s sound can be fittingly construed as being pure, unadulterated punk rock, though “Tasmanian forest horror,” which is what the band describe themselves as on Facebook, is also accurate.

4 out of 5 stars.

- Matt Doria

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Aug 27, 2014

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Blunt Magazine - Fresh Fruit
Blunt Magazine - Fresh Fruit

Interview with Blunt Magazine.

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Jul 29, 2014

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"Solid punk from this Tassie crews - cant wait to see them explode this live" - Nick Findlay from Triple J

"Solid punk from this Tassie crews - cant wait to see them explode this live" - Nick Findlay from Triple J on "Insomnia"

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Jul 29, 2014

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"From a killer opening riff, it only gets better too." - Richard Kingsmill from Triple J

"From a killer opening riff, it only gets better too." - Richard Kingsmill from Triple J on "Zombie Dog"

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Jul 23, 2014

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Captives provide a breath of fresh air with their relentless single Insomnia. Aggressive vocals, stripped back guitar riffs and a pounding groove make it certain that this is to be a fan favourite live

"I DON’T WANNA DIE OF INSOMNIA!”

Captives have released their brand new single ‘Insomnia’ in anticipation of their upcoming EP Butterflies, Diamonds & Lightning.

In support of this new release the band has also announced a tour that's going to be hitting Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast as well as three shows in home state Tasmania.

Captives provide a breath of fresh air with their relentless single Insomnia. Aggressive vocals, stripped back guitar riffs and a pounding groove make it certain that this is to be a fan favourite live.

In support of their single Captives have released a dark and gritty video clip to match, which you can watch on YouTube which you can watch below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YwXJR5-sEk

In the mean time you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter and download Insomnia for FREE on their website.

(Article written by James Frith)

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Jul 22, 2014

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Most certainly a band to watch

Tasmanian forest horror-punks Captives are dropping by the Gold Coast to give us a taste of their forthcoming EP Butterflies, Diamonds & Lightning. Most certainly a band to watch, this trans-seasonal jaunt which takes in Tasmania as well as Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Adelaide will introduce new audiences to music which singer Damo warns us “is kinda heavy.”

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Jul 18, 2014

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Press Release: National Tour & New Single
Press Release: National Tour & New Single

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.

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 upcoming release with a video for their new jam 'Insomnia'

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Jul 18, 2014

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Rocking! I don't know if I need to say more? That sums it up for me. - Dom Alessio from Triple J

Rocking! I don't know if I need to say more? That sums it up for me. - Dom Alessio from Triple J on "Insomnia"

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Jul 03, 2014

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Rock N Load @ The Espy Review: "They pulled off a high energy performance of punk rock music that left a mark on us. Will be checking them out again for sure."

They pulled off a high energy performance of punk rock music that left a mark on us. Will be checking them out again for sure.

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Dec 06, 2013

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The job for any opener is to play such a massive set that they’re hard to follow and every punter leaves the gig talking about them. That’s exactly what happened.

It’d been suggested to check out Tassie band Captives and everyone who was there were stoked they did.

Captives opened up with a blazing set of early Glassjaw style post-hardcore. Emotion with attitude, solid hooks and absolutely loads of guts. These guys have only played around eight to ten gigs so far and are already a force to be reckoned with.

The job for any opener is to play such a massive set that they’re hard to follow and every punter leaves the gig talking about them. That’s exactly what happened.

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Nov 27, 2013

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20 Bands To Watch in 2014

Listed in Blunt Magazine's 20 Bands To Watch in 2014.

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Nov 12, 2013

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Whilst providing just a glimpse of what this band are capable of, the debut release has enough meat to suggest that a full length album would be a worthy addition to the Australian rock scene.

The bio of the Tasmanian quintet Captives states that they are “five dudes who live on an island, deprived of tropical fruits making music together”.

Whilst the lack of vitamin C may become an issue down the track, the Taswegians have crafted a rollicking entrée that leaves the listener hoping the main course will be served up sooner rather than later.

Recorded in Melbourne, the five-track, self-titled EP cuts an impressive debut. Angst-filled dirty rock ensues with frontman Aaron Damon energising the band with his commanding vocal style.

‘Zombie Dog’ kicks off the EP, a groove-train ride of riff that somehow manages to pause long enough to incorporate a horn section within the two minute wrecking ball.

‘Jaded’ ploughs along before some more passionate vocals in ‘Satellites’ with Damon emphasising the line, “Hold your fire” across the track. Saturated in bass, ‘Snake In The Pit’ riles the masses with its frenetic energy, utilising a horn section with impressive results.

‘Anchors’ concludes Captives with a vibe that wouldn’t look out of place on a Foo Fighters release. Whilst providing just a glimpse of what this band are capable of, the debut release has enough meat to suggest that a full length album would be a worthy addition to the Australian rock scene.

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Oct 03, 2013

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If “Zombie Dog” isn’t on a myriad of best track end of year lists, including my own, It’ll be a travesty.

Is there any exciting young Antipodean band who’s pie Shihad’s Tom Larkin doesn’t have his mucky production fingers in? Not content with Calling All Cars, the already sadly missed King Cannons, and the stellar (and soon to have their debut album reviewed on SGSN) High Tension, he now introduces us to Tasmania’s Captives.

Hurtling in on a lacerating, unprocessed riff and scream ripped directly from The Bronx’s Matt Caughthran’ s recording playbook, Captives impress immediately with the caustic “Zombie Dog”.

At SGSN, we seek to find new music we can recommend to people stuck in the same old rut of their same old favourites, and Captives, through wearing their influences on their sleeves, are almost the archetype. That’s not to say that they are cliched, or unoriginal, quite the contrary in fact. Captives take these influences, yet never once make the EP feel disparate. It’s clearly a sound that belongs to them, but still features welcome echoes of classic sounds like tasteful Rocket From The Crypt horn sections on “Zombie Dog”, “Snake In The pit” and the Foo Fighters channeling “Anchors”.

Apparently, Captives are “five dudes who live on an island, deprived of tropical fruits making music together”. I always said Pineapples were the spawn of the devil!! They’ve produced a classy EP seemingly out of nowhere. If “Zombie Dog” isn’t on a myriad of best track end of year lists, including my own, It’ll be a travesty.

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Sep 28, 2013

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Tasmania's Back on the Map

I like this a lot. But before we start let’s make sure we know who we’re talking about – this isn’t Captives the alt-rock band from Eagle Mountain Utah, nor is it the hardcore punk band from Cincinnati Ohio, it’s not the Indie-Punk band from Derby UK either (and they even have a similar logo), or indeed the experimental Indie combo from Manchester UK, or the spiritual Christian Rock Folk band, it’s not the New Jersey band, the Russian band, the South African trio or one of the many other bands of the same name that are still playing somewhere in your part of the World...

You could say that the biggest problem Tasmania’s Captives has is their name, as on the evidence of this EP the music could well make them the most famous of all bands bearing the name ‘Captives’...

After spending a year writing material the band decamped to Melbourne to record this five-track EP and the results are promising indeed. If your bag is unadorned Rock and Roll with a hearty injection of Punk noise and attitude then it’s worth checking these guys out.

Highlights of a consistently great EP are: ‘Zombie Dog’ (available as a free Download if you venture to their social media) which sums it all up really – part The Bronx, part Fear, part Motorhead with a pinch of New York Dolls and Queens of the Stone Age, and something in the mix a little sinister that we can quite put our finger on!

There’s also the upbeat modern rock of ‘Jaded’ and the dirt-under-the-nails rock out of ‘Snake in the Pit’. Great late night rock with energy to burn and well worth a listen.

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Sep 05, 2013

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"They certainly do rock!" - Rosie Beaton (Triple J Radio)

"They certainly do rock! A pretty good straight up rock 'n roll band from Tassie, hold onto your hats" - Rosie Beaton (Triple J Radio)

Sep 02, 2013

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Featured all week on the "triple j Unearthed Five with Dom Alessio" segment on triple j Unearthed Radio.

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