Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ CAVES

CAVESIt’s always great to see an upcoming wave of rad bands coming out of one location. As far as Birmingham goes, their music scene has been incredible, especially lately. One of the bands AMBY’s been keeping our eyes on is CAVES.  When trying to pin a genre on their music, a whole bunch of words come to mind. So, I ended up with this fun yet actual statement: CAVES are shoegazefolkadelic. Whether CAVES are talking about a Gold Beach, Rich Kids, or Keanu Reeves, the tracks make you feel something special. So to learn more about the group, AMBY spoke with CAVES about an upcoming music video, Chewbacca, and funny meanings behind their track Gold Beach!

AMBY: Hey there! If you would please tell our readers, who are Caves?

Caves: Hi, we are a noisey, shoegazey, alternative rock wannabe band. We are evolving all the time and are only in this band to sell out.

AMBY: How would you describe Caves’ sound to those unfamiliar with your music?

Caves: It’s like our take on our favourite music, if it’s shoegaze or folk we try to make our version of whatever we are all listening to and by accident it sounds like caves. Lots of drugs and depression help the sound too.

AMBY: Gold Beach is such a neat tune, what is the story behind it?

Caves: Gold Beach was our song to fit in with all the other bands writing beach songs who live in Birmingham, where there is no sea or beach. It just seemed funny to me.

AMBY: If you were a heavy metal band whom would you be?

Caves: We’d be Rage Against the Machine. The coolest band in the world and everything about them gives me the shivers.

AMBY: What does the band have planned for 2013?

Caves: We have a music video for our unreleased single in the making and some shows the nearest being February the 15th at The Rainbow we have tickets and it is going to be amazeagood.

AMBY: Who would your dream gig be with?

Caves: Probably someone like Deerhunter, Pavement or My Bloody Valentine. To be honest we’d gig with any band we listen to and would love to it would be amazing so I’m not going to be too picky.

AMBY: What three items would you take to a desert island other than food and water?

Caves: A box set of some David Lynch films, a Boards of Canada cd and my pets (they count as one because I say so)

AMBY: Which artists have you been listening to lately?

Caves: David Byrne and St Vincent (Love This Giant)  it’s an amazing album so strange! And Beak, they sound like the apocalypse.

AMBY: What has you excited for 2013?

Caves: More music and videos from us and just getting stuff released which we need to do with sleep haha I’m not lazy I just need everything to be perfect.

AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Caves that nobody knows yet?

Caves: We have a brand new sound and some cool new plans for 2013 but a fun secret is that Adam (the drummer)  yawns like Chewbacca XOXOXO


Thank you CAVES, for giving us your answers!

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Alicia Atout

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