The Cavalcade are an Indie Pop duo from Preston, featuring Craig Phillips (Vocals/Guitar) and Stephen Birtchnell (Guitar / Keyboards / Bass). Their melancholic guitar pop is inspired by bands such as Felt, The Smiths and Belle & Sebastian. After forming in early 2009, the band released their debut EP, Meet You In The Rain, to an enthusiastic response from the indie-pop community. A single on the Miami-based label Cloudberry Records was soon followed by a limited edition EP for the German label Vollwert Records, before the band signed to Pebble Records at the end of the year. Their debut album Many Moons is set for release this summer, and continues the DIY ethic of their previous releases. I’m Like A Ship Trapped Inside A Bottle is the first single to be taken from that album, a driving whirlwind of guitars that evokes the restlessness of small town life. The band have announced a European tour to coincide with the album’s release and will be playing dates in France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Germany in September.
“A band that promises to become a well known name in indie-pop. This is jangly perfection, the kind where guitars gallop over romantic vocals” – The Cloudberry Bugle
“Meet You In The Rain is the best release of the year so far.” – Jangle Pop Boutique
“Sometimes you hear a band and ‘just know’ within 2 seconds of listening. The Cavalcade are such a band.” – Humans Beware
“Manchester and London may want a band like The Cavalcade, but there are towns and people who NEED them. The same way people need(ed) Felt or Belle & Sebastian or The Smiths.” – Brill Dream
“Best new band of the year” – Indiefy
Tracklist: I’m Like A Ship Trapped Inside A Bottle / Your Old Room
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