|Captain||For Irini||EMI||15th Dec. 2017|
Captain — For Irini (15th December 2017) ♣••♣ It hasn’t been easy — the band tragically lost their guitarist and best friend Mario to cancer last year. Nonetheless, ‘For Irini’ is ready to be heard and Mario shines bright within its songs. A fitting epitaph.
♣••♣ Captain are donating all profits from their PledgeMusic album campaign to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Cancer Centre in London to further the fight against cancer — in loving memory of Mario Athanasiou.
Formed: in early 2005
Location: London, England
Genre: Pop; Rock
Style: Pop~Rock; Indie Rock
Album release: 15th December 2017
Record Label: EMI (EMI Group)
01. Red Lights Coming 5:17
02. One In A Million 3:38
03. Raging Water 2:59
04. Out Of Range 4:47
05. In The Dock 5:01
06. Uriel 4:43
07. The First Picture Of You 3:42
08. Keep Going 3:50
09. If You Really Want 4:38
10. It Comes In Waves 4:02
•• Rik Flynn — lead vocals, rhythm guitar
•• Clare Szembek — vocals, keyboards, percussion
•• Mario Athanasiou — lead guitar
•• Alex Yeoman — bass guitar
•• Reuben “Reu” Humphries — drums, piano
♣••♣ Captain occupied their own entirely unique position in the musical landscape of 2006, when their Trevor~Horn~produced debut album This Is Hazelville made it’s mark. With a broad palette of influences that range from Prefab Sprout and the Beach Boys through to Smashing Pumpkins and The Cure, the band’s own novel brand of expansive pop landed them with several top 40 hits.
♣••♣ Since then, the band has produced a mythical ‘lost’ second album, that still resides, gathering dust in the record company vaults, and members have worked on various side~projects in the interim as well as slowly putting together a new strain of Captain material to expand on their earlier sound.
♣••♣ …that and baby~making…
An exclusively priced bundle, including:
∩→ The new album on signed CD, plus a digital download of the album.
∩→ The heavy, coloured 12” vinyl LP in full colour signed gatefold sleeve. Includes free album download.
∩→ T~Shirt featuring album artwork, available in sizes S~XL.
♣ 2006 Broke EMI Music Distribution
♣ 2006 This Is Hazelville (UK #23) EMI Music Distribution
♣ The Secret of Christmas BMG / Sony Music
♣ Distraction (unreleased officially, although promo copies do exist)
♣ 2017 For Irini EMI Music Distribution
Artist Biography by Matt Collar
∩→ Featuring the lead vocals of Rik Flynn and Clare Szembek the British rock ensemble Captain formed in London in 2005. With its moody, catchy pop, the band draws favorable comparisons to such iconic bands as the Beautiful South, Joy Division, Psychedelic Furs, My Bloody Valentine, and others. With production help from former Buggles and Yes singer Trevor Horn, Captain released its debut album, This Is Hazelville, on EMI in 2006.
|Captain||For Irini||EMI (EMI Group)||15th December 2017|