CAVES‘ confessional chamber-rock belongs in your ears at dusk amid the spew of city smokes. Like The National or Editors at their most despondent, ‘Brother Be Good’ is a slow-burning soundtrack to the lonely AM – all Paul Banks-like languid baritone, shuffling percussion and twinkling atmospheric guitars.
Lyrically, the London artpop quartet bring a plainspeaking honesty that’s just shy of uncomfortable in its intimacy. Like the reflective moribund tales that leak from the dark swirl of Matt Berninger‘s mind, it’s this bruised-hearted fragile sentiment that takes centre stage and rightly so.
While this SE10 session is one of only a few recorded offerings online, CAVES are currently in hibernation recording their first single, which hopefully means our next intense Interpol-ish fix is just around corner.