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Video of the Moment #374: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

 
By on Friday, 22nd October 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

I’ve been meaning to put this promo video for Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.‘s ‘Collapsible Cities’ (the first single from Sam Duckworth’s album released on 13 September) up on TGTF for a while and kept forgetting. But I’ve remembered now, and it’s a good time too, because it’s starting to get cold and pretty soon Old Man Winter will be knocking on our door. This video is just a kid’s summer distilled perfectly, ‘narrated’ by a ultra sharp dressed teenage boy (check out the turned up collar!) just sauntering around a school fair like he owns the place.

If life was really as chill as your schooldays were, I think you would agree the world would be a much happier place. And for sure, everything is sweeter with candy floss! Have a fab weekend.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8yXgpbN-5M[/youtube]

 

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / April UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 19th February 2008 at 7:52 pm
 

Get Cape. Wear Cape. FlySam Duckworth, better known to the nation as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. has announced a new tour for April around the UK and Ireland.

Tickets are £13.50, except for London which is £14.50. Tickets are on sale now, so get them whilst you can.

Sunday 30th March – Dublin Whelan’s
Monday 31st March – Belfast Spring & Airbrake
Wednesday 2nd April – Glasgow ABC
Thursday 3rd April – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Friday 4th April – Manchester Academy 2
Sunday 6th April – Cardiff University
Monday 7th April – Sheffield Plug
Tuesday 8th April – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

 

New album news from Delays, Get Cape and REM

 
By on Sunday, 10th February 2008 at 7:28 pm
 

Now, we all know that I go on and on and on about one of my favourite bands, Delays. They’ve already announced a new tour starting this Thursday in Wolverhampton, and now they’ve announced the release dates for their lead single and album release. “Everything’s The Rush” will be released on Monday 28th April around the UK, with lead single “Hooray” being out a week before on Monday 21st April. The album will be their first for Fiction records, and will hopefully be their breakthrough effort. There’s a preview of Hooray on their myspace page now, and their blog entry announcing their album dates is here.

R.E.M. LiveMeanwhile, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. has a new album, “Searching For The Hows And Whys” out on 10th March. I knew that 21 year old Sam Duckworth had a new album out in the early half of this year, but not this soon, so this makes me very happy. The tracks are sounding good – get a free download of Find The Time here. The video is here for those of you that are a bit more visually inclined.

Finally, there’s been a lot of hype about R.E.M.‘s return around the blogoshphere this week, with Accelerate being announced as arriving on 31st March here in the UK. First single “Supernatural Superserious” sounds pretty good – a return to their rocky roots, and a definite positive step forward from their rather weak “Around The Sun”.

Expect to hear a lot more about each of these three albums over the  coming weeks here on There Goes The Fear.

Photo of R.E.M. is taken from their official website

 

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly for Reading + Leeds Warm up

 
By on Wednesday, 8th August 2007 at 7:48 pm
 

Get Cape. Wear Cape. FlyThe legend that is Sam Duckworth, otherwise known as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. has announced a one off show playing the Coal Exchange, Cardiff.

The political baladeer will play there on Thursday 23rd August, as a warm up for Reading and Leeds festivals that weekend.

Tickets are on sale now from here at £12.50 each.

No doubt he’ll take the intimate setting as a chance to try out some new material, which will hopefully be well received. He’ll be supported as ever by his backing band of Mike Glenister on Cornet, Andy Theakstone on Drums and Gavin Fitzjohn on Trumpet and Sax.

Photo taken from neil 365’s flickr stream under the creative commons license.

 

Bands to keep a watch out for in the future: #9: Scouting for Girls

 
By on Wednesday, 20th June 2007 at 7:50 pm
 

Scouting For Girls Having won the Innocent Unsigned bands talent search last year and the chance to play at their Fruitstock Festival, Londoners Scouting For Girls have had an amazing year. Signing to Epic Records on Valentine’s Day this year, they’re about to release their first EP, the incredibly anthemic “It’s Not About You” which will just grab you by the heart strings and make you think “YES!” and become addicted to them. Or you can just write them off as another bunch of Keane wannabes. You choose, but you know what I think.

Scouting For Girls are the sort of band that are perfect to open the festivals – people lounging around, feeling rough after the previous night, and just wanting some music to take them to “that happy place”. As they say themselves in their biography, they’re “unashamedly nostalgic, mottled with loss, disillusion and a poignant lamentation for innocent past times”.

Many bloggers have been very excited about their current material, with favourable reports emerging about their live shows. Needless to say, for those of you fortunate enough to be going to Glastonbury this weekend (and if so, why aren’t you there already?), they’ll be playing on Friday night at 8pm at the Late N Live Stage.

Reminiscent of both Keane (for their Piano-led pop-rock) and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (for Sam Duckworth’s brilliant knack of conveying feelings and images of a time and place), Scouting For Girls are sure to gain a devoted following soon.

After the jump, catch their video for “It’s Not About You”. Picture was taken from Scouting For Girls’ MySpace.
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