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Caves (pop-punk) stream new song “Need It Most”

UK pop-punk band Caves is streaming a new single “Need It Most” from their upcoming album “Always Why”, available April 28th through Dead Broke/Specialist Subject/Yo-Yo Records. You can listen to the track below

“Always Why” is the follow up to their 2014 release “Leaving” which can be heard here.

Full Album Stream: Caves – “Leaving”

UK pop punk band Caves is streaming their newest album “Sad”. The work was released this past November as a split release between Subject Specialist Records and Yo-Yo Records.

Listen to the entire album below.

“Leaving” serves as follow up to the band’s 2013 release “Betterment”.

Caves stream new song “Sad”

UK pop punk band Caves have released a stream of a new song titled “Sad”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Leaving. You can give it a listen below.

Leaving will be released on November 3, 2014 as a split release between Subject Specialist Records and Yo-Yo Records. It will be the follow up to their 2013 release, Betterment.

Andrew Jackson Jihad announces UK/Euro tour

Andrew Jackson Jihad have announced some UK and European tour dates in support of their newest album, Christmas Island.  Joining them will be UK punk band Caves.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Andrew Jackson Jihad released Christmas Island on May 6, 2014 via SideOneDummy Records.

Music Video: Caves – “January”

UK punk band Caves have released the music video for their song “January.”

You can watch it below.

The band last released Betterment on July 1st, 2013 through Yo-Yo Records and Bombed Out Records.

Caves announce European fall tour

UK semi-pop, mostly punk band Caves have announced they will be hitting the road this fall for an extensive run of European tour dates.

Click here for a full list of dates and locations on the tour.

The band last released “Betterment,” which you can download for free right here, on July 1st via Yo-Yo Records and Bombed Out Records.

Caves stream new album, “Betterment”

Caves, a British pop-punk band, are streaming their sophomore album, Betterment.  The album will be released in physical form on July 1st by Yo-Yo Records and Bombed Out Records, from whom you can pre-order it.  Their last album, Homeward Bound, was released in 2011 by Specialist Subject.

You can listen to the full album here.

Sundials sign to Asian Man Records for August album release, upload discography for pay-what-you-want

Asian Man Records have just signed Richmond, Virginia’s punk outfit Sundials and a couple of exciting announcements along with it. They will release the band’s sophomore LP, entitled “When I Couldn’t Breathe,” on August 28th. In addition, the band has put their entire catalogue on Bandcamp’s pay-what-you-want store, including splits with Spraynard and Caves, among others.

Grab some music here, and check out the band’s East Coast tour dates here.

Caves and Sundials offering free download of one song each from new split 7-inch

Bristol, UK’s Caves and Richmond, Virginia’s Sundials have just released their split EP of brand new material on Kiss Of Death and to commemorate the release a track from each band is being offered for free download. Caves is offering the track “Desperate Times” here and Sundials are giving away “Viking Funeral” here.

The two bands just recently wrapped up a UK tour together, and have more shows in the not-so-distant future.  Sundials are already writing for their sophomore full-length.

Album Review: Caves – “Homeward Bound”

Caves are a fairly new band from Bristol, UK, and are the latest in the decades-long line of hard-working, great-sounding DIY-punk bands hailing from that city. The three-piece are set to release their debut full-length, “Homeward Bound,” on August 2nd (or August 1st in the UK) via Specialist Subject Records. Here’s your Dying Scene look…

The intro track to “Homeward Bound,” cleverly titled “Intro,” has melodic post-hardcore overtones, and those influences give their otherwise straight-ahead, no-frills punk rock sound an added, interesting layer. Hints of bands like Fugazi, Cave In and No Motive abound.

“Homeward Bound” has a sound like many a live bootleg recorded at a sweaty, underground basement club show, as intense as it is imperfect. There is not a whole lot of polish here: “Homeward Bound” could have been released in the late 1970s or early 1980s and been as good a fit then as it is now. Drummer Dave Brent plays solid, if basic, punk beats, preferring to team with Jonathan Minto’s muddy, gritty bass sound to serve as the rock steady rhythm section that allow frontwoman/guitarist Louise Hanman to build on, and to take some chances in the process.

Hanman’s voice isn’t perfect (it gets a tad pitchy at times), but she sings her ass off and is committed in full to each and every note on the album’s twelve tracks (minus the instrumental “Intro”). Her voice lives somewhere in between Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics and Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney for the bulk of the album, and at times hits such an intense level of the stratosphere that it overloads the microphone from time to time (more a fault of the recording hardware than Hanman’s pipes).

Caves are at their best when they keep things simple. “Time and Time Again” is a basic 4/4 punk song about always making the same mistakes – power chord attack. Title track “Homeward Bound” is right in the band’s wheelhouse – plenty of post-hardcore influece, it’s raw and aggressive and melodic…a little bit of a deviation from traditional 4/4 punk songs, but this is a dimension the band should really explore more, as it fits their strengths to a tee. Okay, so maybe the lead guitar fill might need a little work, but again, chalk it up to the live show bootleg feel to the album, and it just adds to the whole experience. Also among the strongest cuts is “The Mess I Made,” my personal favorite track from the album, it deals with similar themes to “Time and Time Again.”

There are some down notes on “Homeward Bound.” “Taking On The World” is more of a mid-tempo punk song and, while catchy, it doesn’t really do anything for me. That could just be the mix, as the guitar sounds particularly thin and fuzzy at times on this track. The album is also a tad long, and the lack of production quality has a tendency to make everything sound uniform and, at times, difficult to listen to. Again, this is more a by-product of the recording process and not of the quality of the songwriting. Also, the “whoa-oh-ohs” of most every chorus get a little repetitive after a while.

“Homeward Bound” is a solid first release from this Bristol three-piece. They do the melodic punk thing very well, though it would be nice to see them take some more chances down the post-hardcore riff road in the future. Also, a step up from the “record live in the living room studio with one single microphone in the middle” sound would do wonders for helping Caves take their raw, personal material to another level.

Caves and Sundials release split 7″ and tour UK

UK pop-punks Caves and Virginia based Sundials have released a split 7″ to coincide with their UK tour. The release (featuring excellent pet-based artwork) is being put out by Kiss of Death Records, available at tour dates and from their website. If you live in the UK you can check out the tour dates here, both bands come highly recommended.



Caves finish new album “Homeward Bound”, streaming 2 new songs

English pop-punkers Caves have announced that their debut album “Homeward Bound” is finished. It is due for release in early July in the UK. YOYO Records are handling the vinyl release and Specialist Subject are doing the CDs.

To listen to two tracks (“Same Way Back” and “Taking On The World”) click here.