Bright Lights / Got A Lover - Bright Lights / Got A Lover
Capital
[ Galagos 021 ]


Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79





The Story: capital (that's right, there are no capital letters in capital) formed in Eastbourne, Sussex in December 2007. They consist of Nick Webb (vocals), Joel Roberts (keyboards), James Moir (bass), Mike Dawson (guitar) and Daniel Thorpe (drums). Up until five minutes ago they were called Passengers until taste and common sense prevailed.

** Very much a product of their unfashionable coastal surroundings capital create broodingly sensitive mini-anthems about escape, about dreaming, about reaching for the melodic stars. Debut single "Bright Lights" is one of those songs: "Do you ever venture to the sea?" they wonder, getting themselves into a synth-drenched pop palaver and fretting about people who can't see the big picture.

** One thing is for sure - capital are very much aware of that big picture and have heard the big music. As enthusiastic sixteen year-olds four fifths of capital shook the foundations of the promenade with the raw indiepop of Fracture. Then, when that line-up, ahem, fractured capital reached deep into their souls and searched for a new formula. Freed from the scene-based shackles of London Town it was a painstaking process that initially saw them take four months to finish the first batch of songs they were actually happy with.

** It was also one that ultimately successfully mixed their love of The Cure, Tears For Fears and 'Boy'-era U2 with a cannily modern radio-friendly sound which has seen them being chosen by BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq as his Favourite New Band fully six weeks before their debut single is released. Not for nothing did producer Andy Green (Keane, Scouting For Girls, The Feeling) contact the band a couple of months ago offering his services.

** And not for nothing did fierce panda management hurl itself into the fray after encountering the band's myspace two days into 2008 and being frankly astounded by the quality of the songs - two of which, Bright Lights and Got A Lover, are being released here in their pure original demo form. Back then the band had played all of two live shows. Six months down the line and following various experiments with tweed jackets, backing tracks, new names and old school onstage dynamics the capital gig total is creeping into double figures - count four as an expanded five piece since drummer Dan joined the ranks - and they are now ready to make those windswept seaside dreams a reality.

** capital play the following live shows, some of which are in - yes - the capital:
July 1st: LONDON Camden Dublin Castle (Club Fandango)
August 2nd: PORTSMOUTH Havana
August 7th: LONDON Great Portland Street 229 (Club Fandango)

Nuances -
Nuances
Softer Still
MP3: £4.99
Turtle Bay -
Turtle Bay
Softer Still
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409 -
409
Habitats
Vinyl: £19.99
MP3: £5.99

Flyway -
Flyway
Graceland
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Bravado -
Bravado
Habitats
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Helium -
Helium
Chris Hornsby
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Clubhouse -
Clubhouse
Habitats
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Bliss -
Bliss
Softer Still
MP3: £0.79
New Age -
New Age
Softer Still
MP3: £0.79
WILD ESCAPE -
Wild Escape
The Traps
MP3: £7.99
Jungles EP -
Jungles Ep
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
CD: £2.49

Boogie Waltzer -
Boogie Waltzer
Habitats
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KNIFE -
Knife
White Giant
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Car Deborah -
Car Deborah
Seazoo
MP3: £2.49
North Coast -
North Coast
Huskies
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Panda Pains -
Panda Pains
Seazoo
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Peace of Mind -
Peace Of Mind
Habitats
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Lightweight -
Lightweight
Zulu Pearls
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Feel Safe -
Feel Safe
Albert Gold
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Diamond Days -
Diamond Days
Habitats
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Milk & Honey -
Milk & Honey
Felt Tip
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Roundabout -
Roundabout
The Starkins
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Love Or Pity -
Love Or Pity
Felt Tip
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Lost Army -
Lost Army
Delooze
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Sweden -
Sweden
The Machine Room
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Medicines -
Medicines
Ed Zealous
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Aching Bones EP -
Aching Bones Ep
Nadine Shah
Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £4.74

Welfare State
Welfare State" / "sovereign
Ultrasound
Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £1.58

Teenage Sky
Teenage Sky" / "eighteen (acoustic)
Town
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MP3: £1.98

Actions
Actions" / "circles
Films Of Colour
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MP3: £1.98

'Whole Town's Heart' -
'whole Town's Heart'
Redtrack
MP3: £7.90
CD: £9.99

World's End / Devil's Son -
World's End / Devil's Son
Lupen Crook
Vinyl: £4.99
MP3: £1.58

Better / Suitcase -
Better / Suitcase
Rob The Rich
Vinyl: £4.99
MP3: £1.58

Home -
Home
Ardentjohn
MP3: £1.58

Bleed Victoria -
Bleed Victoria
Sketches
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MP3: £0.79

Bright Lights / Got A Lover -
Bright Lights / Got A Lover
Capital
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MP3: £0.79

Speak To Me Bones -
Speak To Me Bones
Land Of Talk
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MP3: £0.79

Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete -
Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete
Quad Riot
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Games / Wild Birds / Valentine -
Games / Wild Birds / Valentine
The Moths!
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MP3: £0.79

This Town / Grow Your Own -
This Town / Grow Your Own
The On Offs
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MP3: £0.79