With a host of festival appearances and a new album to promote, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly looks set for a busy summer.
Known to his friends as Sam Duckworth, Get Cape. shot on to the scene in 2006 with a blend of folk and electronica, with his first album “The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager”. He describes his style as “like listening to four records at once, but hopefully not as confusing as that”.
Two years after the release of his last album “Searching For The Hows And Whys”, Duckworth is back with his next release expected for September 13th. “To me it sounds like a natural progression, but people I’ve been playing it to seem to think it’s more of an electronic record,” Duckworth says.
Politics are a huge part of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, and Duckworth is highly involved in several political based groups, most notably “Love Music Hate Racism” (LMHR), an organisation set up by members of the British music industry to help promote anti-racist ideologies through music and events: “I got introduced [to LMHR] at Glastonbury a few years ago, and then got involved handing out flyers and helping to put gigs on.”
The aim of LMHR is not only to help with serious racial abuse, but also to take away the acceptability of casual racism: “We want people to challenge people they know who support parties like the BNP, and challenge their racist undertones.”
However, Duckworth says that the new album is less overtly political, compared with his last album, but focuses instead on the importance of community: “It’s about how we can learn things from other people, and how coming together for the common goal can break down barriers. I didn’t want to make a record that was all doom and gloom. The politics is in there, but its more focussed on what do we do next and how do we rebuild.”
“There’s so much negativity in the media, but I don’t think we’re quite at Armageddon. Obviously with the way it is things have to change, but people need to realise that change isn’t necessarily a bad thing.”
At the end of the month Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is scheduled to play the Y Not festival, in Matlock, Derbyshire, and Duckworth and his live band will be headlining the second stage on Friday, July 30th.
“It’s nice going to a festival somewhere I’ve never been, The King Blues (last year’s headliners) said it was amazing, and the line-up looks fantastic. It’ll be really nice to be somewhere where people are really excited to see bands, and the excitement comes from the people being together and enjoying live music.”
Y Not festival is in its fifth year this year, and will also play host to The Futureheads, The Subways and The Mystery Jets amongst many others.
— The Linc has three pairs of tickets to the Y Not festival (July 30th – August 1st) to offer, which can be won by answering the following question: Which three acts headlined the Y Not festival last year?
To be in with a chance of winning, email your answer to email@example.com before July 18th, 2010.