Bristol hotshots, Oh Captive, are back with their second EP, Two Mirrors, the follow up to last April’s Advance Creature, which went down a storm here at Hit The Floor.
A year on, Oh Captive are making serious waves again and wholly living up to the accolade we gave them last time as being “one of the UK rock scene’s biggest rising stars”. You only have to listen to, ‘Two Mirrors‘, once to understand the gravity of this band and why they are held in such high esteem by many critics right now.
Opening with the hook-heavy, ‘Recover‘, it’s fairly clear that the band’s songwriting capacity knows no bounds with an infectious bridge, and layered guitars that add depth throughout. It provides an excellent start to the very short musical journey Oh Captive are setting out on with this release.
Largely heralded for being in the same vein as Twin Atlantic in terms of sound, ‘Motion, No Motion‘, could easily pass as a Twin song. It carries with it that same uncontainable energy and the same raw vocals Twin Atlantic brought to some of their earlier material. And we bet Sam McTrusty and co are probably kicking themselves for not writing this!
‘Live Fast Don’t Last‘, on the surface seems like just one of those tracks you want to thrust your lighter up in the air and scream along to without abandon. But beneath that, this song is so much more than that. Clever melodies coupled with poignant lyrics, culminating in an almighty crescendo towards its end. It’s the recipe for a song that will stick in your mind long after you hear it and deservedly makes it the highlight of the EP.
Closing the EP in style with its pacy title track, it’s impossible not to wonder how incredible this track, and all of its predecessors would sound live. Pair this one up with a packed out club and we’re pretty sure something special would ensue. Oh Captive just keep going from strength to strength, and when this EP drops on March 23, we urge you to buy it. It may just be the best decision you’ll make this year.