Interview With Cave Painting
TWO PARTS TRANQUILYPSO MUDDLED ON THE ROCKS WITH ONE PART TROPICORE
Cave Painting are a Brighton-based five-piece who waltz capriciously betwixt the seemingly non-to-dissimilar genres of tranquilypso and tropicore. Okay, so I made those up, but their music has a distinctly summery edge to it so you’d be advised to hug it close before winter creeps in unannounced, like an unwanted house guest smoking all of your tabs while you’re at work and leaving a trail of muddy footprints through your humble abode.
The compositions Cave Painting make shift in focus like a yawning, blinking aperture eager to capture its rapidly shifting subject. Their perspective flits between focusing on the foreground and zooming back out to reveal the wider washed-out and grandiose vistas. It’s equal parts compelling, vast, angular and exhilarating.
Cave Painting tip-toed into people’s ears with a free download (Leaf – available to you good people here) and a much talked about debut gig at the Social in London earlier this year. This catalysed a snowball effect and pretty soon hipster bloggers were creaming their pastel slacks in excitement, followed closely by the labels and industry insiders. By the time Cave Painting played their second show at Proud Galleries they had signed to Hideout Records on a major long term deal.
The band are now preparing their first official release – an EP scheduled to drop next month – which will be accompanied by a short film called Midnight Love which you can see below. In December they’ll go into the studio to begin work on their first album. Let’s hope the impending nip in the weather doesn’t freeze their piping hot pipeline of ideas.