Based in Bristol and writing songs with a real sense of fun, Cut Capers are a new group with a unique outlook. Taking inspiration from countless genres, they blend their ideas together into something unlike anything on the independent scene. With their album launch coming up this week, now’s the perfect time to get to know Cut Capers.
- Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?
I think it’s a different story for each of us but safe to say we were all pretty young when we got the bug!
- What are your main ambitions in the industry?
Have as much fun as possible, make music we enjoy, play to more and more people, hang out drink beer together!
- When did you start writing your own songs/music?
Nick and Mark starting writing together around 2010, with a view to combining their favourite aspects of different styles in a big musical melting pot of hiphop, jazz, world music and anything else that caught their ears. The rest of the band have enhanced and built on this with their own ideas and formed the sound you hear now. Prior to this we’ve all been in a bunch of bands. I was in some pretty questionable ones as a teenager – still convinced “Emergency Exit” by Red Vinyl could have got been a No.1 hit haha
- What would you say is your music career highlight to date?
Playing at the O2 Academy in Bristol with Jimmy Cliff was awesome, but it’s got to be our debut appearance at Glastonbury Festival. The place was packed and there was such warmth and excitement coming from the crowd.
- Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?
We like anything ‘real’ and musical! One of our main influences has to be The Cat Empire, but there’s hints of Caravan Palace, Manu Chao, Nas, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Jehst, Deluxe – but with more songs about bicycles …
- What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?
It’s a sincere reflection of us collectively and individually. It’s taken us this past year in the studio to construct and we’re really pleased with it.
- Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?
Bristol has some wicked bands at the moment, big dogs like Babyhead and Smerins Antisocial Club spring to mind, First Degree Burns and Mad Apple Circus are great too.
- Any gigs coming up?
Our Album Launch on 27th Feb at the Fiddlers, Bristol. Sellout crowd in our home city for the launch of our debut album, couldn’t have asked for more really! We’re also playing in Exeter at the Phoenix with Babyhead and First Degree Burns on the 19th March, and some choice festivals this summer!
- Where can we find/follow you online?
Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, our website (www.cutcapers.com), Bandcamp, Soundcloud etc. Pretty much any site relating to music!