Listen Up! My Sad Captains

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Listen Up! My Sad Captains

Everyone’s talking about sublime lo-fi popstrels My Sad Captains. Well we are anyway. Their brand of luminescent indie brims with catchy melodies and striking lyrics, perfect for a summer’s day – think a DIY-Death Cab or a Brit-based Fanfarlo. We told them we’d stamp on their Pavement record collection unless they agreed to feature in Listen Up!, and, being a sensible lot, they agreed. Catch them in their full fresh-faced glory tonight at Buffalo Bar’s Rock Feedback Basement Club.

Who's in the band?

Cathy, Ed, Jack, Jim and Nick.

What's ace about London?

Music, art, film..... whatever you want, its all there.

If you had to annoyingly pigeon hole yourself into a sound, what would it be?

Lo-fi indie melodic music.

What are you up to at the moment?

Recording our debut album.

What's your favourite London venue?

The Brixton Windmill.

Can you think of an unusual London location that should open itself up for gigs?

HMS Belfast.

What's your favourite record shop in London?

Rough Trade Records

What's your favourite club night in London?

Fortuna Pop! Beat Hotel.

What's your favourite song so far this year?

Sigur Ros, Gobbledigook

What other new London bands/artists should we be checking out?

Fanfarlo, Story One, Semaphore and Winter Jets are all amazing.

Where can we see you playing next?

Today at the Buffalo Bar, Rock Feed Back night. We are on at 8.30pm, should be a cracker!

What's your London secret?

Buckingham Palace.

What's your favourite: hat or plans?


By Chloe George

My Sad Captains double-A side ‘All Hat and No Plans’ and ’Great Expectations’ is out now on White Heat records.

Last Updated 24 July 2008