Captain - This is Hazelville


If the sweet crunchy intro doesn’t suck you in, they’ll get you when the verse kicks in. With a lead vocal that’s got a little Corgan-esque fry available on demand, Captain sound like a modern version of Deacon Blue on this stunner.

Rik Flyn provides the main voice on this record, with Clare Szembek providing wonderful backing vox as well as that crucial keyboard hook. We’re deeply impressed and we didn’t even hit the chorus yet. Lyrically, it’s as simple as ‘it’s a glorious town’ with the words stretched into a rhythmic earworm.

If you want to here a single where all the elements are crisp and polished, this is it. From the opening guitar, to that keyboard motif, to the neat bass run. It really is a classy track.

Watch Captain – Glorious.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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