East London four-piece CAVALCADE are currently creating waves with their version of blistering indie rock and roll. Signed with Golden Robot Records, CAVALCADE released singles, ‘Feels Like Home’ and ‘Dreaming About’, ahead of their greatly anticipated debut EP Swallow The Weekend, which is out now all digital platforms & landed in the iTunes Album Chart on release day.
The EP captures themes of love, longing, pain, happiness, and escapism, told through soaring vocals and screaming guitars. With infectious rhythms and heartfelt, patient melodies, Swallow The Weekend aims to encapsulate the emotions that come with loving and living. CAVALCADE have not just presented us with four great tunes, but instead, four naked, honest, and soul-exposing songs that combine loving and living into a pill to be swallowed.
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TRACK BY TRACK
Feels Like Home
This song is about where home is. For us home is being on stage. It’s being out all night until the sun comes up and the feeling of sharing those moments with the people you love. In a period where we feel as though we haven’t been able to return home this song is a remedy to that. The lyrics in the verses of this song are based around William Gibson’s novel ‘The Neuromancer’. The protagonist Case is a cyberspace ‘cowboy’ who is poisoned when a job goes wrong and is prevented from entering the matrix ever again. In the novel he longs to escape from reality and for me this embodies the message of Feels Like Home. Music and partying are our escapes – it’s where home is.
The song offers a personal perspective on the lessons learned and the priceless experiences gained from a time spent with a person you loved. Despite being reflective and patient lyrically, the song is fast and ferocious from start to finish to emphasise the turbulent mind caused by the breakdown of a relationship. Lead singer Connor Duggan comments: ‘Dreaming About’ was born out of a recognition of just how much two people can learn in a relationship. There are frustrations and longings that come from that reflection which brings an understanding that there are things that have irreversibly changed along the way.
Swallow The Weekend
Lead singer Connor Duggan notes: “Swallow The Weekend was written about a week spent in the Nevada Desert. It’s about escaping normality and entering another world, stripping away the anxieties of modern life and baring it all.”
Sunshine Child is a love letter. It is a love letter to the pain that is felt in the breakdown in a relationship. It is a love letter to hope. It is a recognition that love never leaves us – and that we never want it to. Part of us continues loving those that have meant the most to us, forever. It is about wanting someone you have loved to know that you still do, and always will.
CAVALCADE are a band making waves in rock and roll. Packing venues with their electric live shows, they have proved that the Cavalcade journey is one to watch.
Cavalcade are made up of Connor Duggan (lead vocals/guitar), Jack Campbell (lead guitar/backing vocals), Tom Nunn (bass) and Steve Norris (drums). Despite starting the band to write and record one song that they could cherish forever, it is safe to say that the band’s success has snowballed since their inception in 2017. Taking their music from local pubs in London to the Isle of Wight festival and to venues across the UK – even overseas to Gibraltar and Spain – word of the band’s spirited songs and vigorous live shows has spread on an international level.
“Proving that the spirit of The Buzzcocks is still going strong.” – John Kennedy (Radio X)
“Perhaps it’s their jaw dropping riffs that give them the edge, or it may be the energy and vigorous no-shit attitude they have on stage. Either way, this band are fast becoming one of the most interesting and fun live bands emerging onto the scene.” – Indie Underground
“Cavalcade are creating waves with their anthemic, urgent straight up rock n roll.”– GigSlutz