Here it is, released today, 1st May – “When The Dust Just Won’t Settle” our new album. 12 of the best songs we’ve ever recorded, and we couldn’t be happier with them.
Coincidentally, Bandcamp are waiving their fees today to support independent artists like us, so it’s the perfect time to buy the new CD, or download the songs, buy a t-shirt or catch up on our digital back catalogue, which is on offer for today at 20% off, for £7.20 (includes the new album!).
“…the go-to artist for restless indie aficionados in search of higher quality” – Music Interview Magazine
“When The Dust Just Won’t Settle is an album in the classic sense of the format: twelve songs that should be played in one sitting. Recommended.” – Here Comes the Flood
So this evening at 8pm BST we’re having our online album launch / Listening party.
You can join us via:
or if you’d just like to listen to the new album in peace, without us wittering, they’ll be on Soundcloud – with each song being released publicly every 5 minutes.
You can also pre-order the album via Bandcamp and if you buy on the 1st May, it works out even better for us as Bandcamp are waiving all their fees on that day!
With weeks to go til the album is officially released, we just got our second album review – this time from the well established and highly respected “Here Comes The Flood” music blog.
In summary the review says that ‘When the Dust Just Won’t Settle’ is “An album in the classic sense…” – but you can read the full thing here.
Don’t forget, you can be one of the first to hear the new album at our album launch listening party on 26th April.
So we find ourselves in strange, interesting and frankly scary times. In the scheme of things another album released by some unknown indie band is a minuscule footnote in the War and Peace of current events – but to us, getting people to hear the songs we’ve worked so hard crafting, learning, recording, mixing, producing and releasing is hugely important.
Hopefully these songs can transport you from the savage reality of 24 hour pandemic updates, if only for the 43 minute run-time, to a less stressful head-space, leaving you humming some new earworms.
Anyway we want as many people to fall in love with these songs as possible and since we can’t head out on the road and bring the music to a venue near you, we hope we can entice you to join us on Facebook at 8pm (BST)* on Sunday 26th April. We’ll be premiering the full album: streaming each song, with the opportunity to chat to the band, ask questions, and win prizes.
In the meantime you can listen to the opening song, Sad Machine and pre-order the ltd. edition CD here, and if you need a nudge, read this review from Music Interview Magazine.
Thanks for your continued support – we appreciate it now, perhaps more than ever.
* 8pm BST = 3pm EDT = 12 Noon PDT
Our new album “When the Dust Just Won’t Settle” is now available to pre-order on Bandcamp – https://captainwilberforce.bandcamp.com/album/when-the-dust-just-wont-settle – it’s official release date is May 1st 2020.
Get the digital album for £5 – the CD version is £10.
When you pre-order you’ll immediately get a download of “Sad Machine” (the first song on the album).
Live dates to follow…
New year, new album!
With the studio built and many hours mixing behind us we’re excited to announce that “When The Dust Just Won’t Settle” will be released on May 1st. We’ll be giving some sneak previews of the songs over the coming weeks, so make sure to follow on Facebook / Twitter etc. to hear them hot off the press.
We’re loving these new songs – they’re up there with the best we’ve released and we can’t wait to play them live when we put the dates together to support the album launch.
While Max did an amazing job of playing bass on the album, circumstances have meant that he’s now back in Italy, so we’ve welcomed Dave Naylor to the extended Captain Wilberforce family taking over on bass.
Finally we should add that any bands looking to master a new album should get in touch with Tom at Hippocratic Mastering – he has done an amazing job for us and comes highly recommended.