Today’s new music spotlight is on Strange Cages.
Location: Brighton, England
Line-up: Charlie Mcconnochie (guitar/vocals), Joseph Thorpe (bass/vocals), Ellis Dickson (drums/vocals), Ben Buckley (keys/vocals)
About: The ever madcap Brighton four-piece Strange Cages return with another wild new video for their track ‘Sick With Desire’ this September, just ahead of a brand new EP release at the end of the month. Another brilliant hypnotically-charged slice of psych-rock from the trio, ‘Sick With Desire’ is our next glimpse of the ‘Silver Queen’, a fictional cult leader that the band’s forthcoming ‘Silver Queen’ EP is based around, and set to follow on Vallance Records this September 28th.
The band have already been making big strides in their short existence. Having followed up their Theo Verney produced debut ‘Desert’ with the single ‘Pony’, Strange Cages then went on to release their head-spinning EP ‘The Cracks’ last year, quickly gaining support from the likes of Clash Magazine, NME, Q Magazine, The 405 and The Line of Best Fit, whilst tearing up stages in support of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Night Beats, and Boogarins.
Now the four-piece return with their best work yet, six expansive tracks that make up their ‘Silver Queen’ EP, set for release this September. Combining elements of krautrock and post-punk with paranoid, schizophrenic vocals, Brighton has unearthed another gem in a city producing some of the most exciting acts in the UK right now.
What Hidden Herd say: Listening to Strange Cages‘ head-swirling psych is like gripping on to a mechanical bronco, each twist and turn filled with off-the-wall riffs, howled vocals and Nuggets-ish allure. Feast your eyes on the new visuals for track ‘Sick With Desire’ – the latest outlandish episode in a weird and wonderful series.
For fans of: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Wytches, FEWS
26 Sep – Brighton @ The Hope & Ruin
17 Oct – London @ 100 Club
19 Oct – Portsmouth @ The Festing
27 Oct – London @ The Shacklewell Arms
Latest track: ‘Sick With Desire’