Today’s new music spotlight is on Far Caspian.
Line-up: Joel Johnston (vocals/guitar), Alessio Scozzaro (vocals/bass), Jof Cabedo (vocals/drums)
About: Far Caspian‘s foundations were built in frontman Joel Johnston’s university halls. His lo-fi sound was picked up by blogs such as Indie Shuffle and TheLazylazyme. The project became a trio in early January after Johnston expressed a desire to turn this bedroom project into something bolder, calling upon flatmates Alessio and Jof.
The self-nominated “Melanjolly” tag refers to the juxtaposition of the group’s dreamy, sanguine musicality, mixed with introspective lyrics that touch on dislocation and loneliness.
Referring to their debut EP ‘Between Days’, Far Caspian explain: “Although it’s a pretty upbeat instrumental, the lyrics touch on depression and feeling far from something you could call home”. Johnston further clarifies the whole EP as being “loosely based on my experiences of moving to England and feeling a disconnect to living in a new city for the first time.”
What Hidden Herd say: Far Caspian‘s collection of dreamy and cathartic songs leave a lasting impression, offering up a cosy sanctuary of finger-picked guitar lines and harmony-coated crescendos.
For fans of: Local Natives, Wild Nothing, Half Moon Run
Saturday 4th May – Leeds @ Live at Leeds 2019
Latest track: ‘Finding My Way Home’