“A darker Maccabees, full of broodiness and great songwriting” – Kate Hutchinson, The Guardian
Liverpool five-piece Cavalry emerged in 2014.
Championed by BBC Introducing, their first demos were supported by Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and Dave Monks (BBC Radio Merseyside), as well as Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and Janice Long (Radio 2).
Their dramatic brand of alt-folk harnesses shades between The National and The Maccabees, as waves of raw indie crash into soaring vocals and harmonies, amidst glistening guitars and electronics.
‘Soak’ is the latest track to expose their brooding anthemia. Haunting vocals and a fractured instrumental envelop and unravel before rushing towards a blazing, wide-screen refrain.
“A slow build, the gentle opening makes way for a savage incline, and a furious finish as anthemic as it is abrasive.” CLASH
That track came in the wake of ‘An Understanding’ which made the Music Week playlist and the airwaves through Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6 Music.
Following a stand-out performance for BBC Introducing at this year’s inaugural BBC Music Day, and their first set of headline shows in London, Manchester and Liverpool, they have just announced their first live date of 2016 – at Shacklewell Arms on January 12th as part of Pandamonium 2016 for Fierce Panda/Club Fandango.
“This was a band growing in confidence and becoming surer of their own sound. Balancing expansive and cinematic with admirable restraint the band painted wonderfully epic soundscapes” – Getintothis