London's The Caress are beginning to gather momentum with a support slot with Fountaines D.C and exposure on drive time 6music already under their belts. New single ‘The Grave’ opens with a melancholy riff, fittingly as the lyrical-refrain reflects on childhood visits to the resting place of a family member.
Passionate harmonies then elevate the song and the percussion and bass drop in. As the refrain repeats, chiming, reverb-heavy guitars flood the sound. The band report that The Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds' was on heavy rotation when ‘The Grave’ was composed however the resulting song has a strong nod to the shoegazing sub genre of the late 80’s.
‘The Grave’ is a poignant reflection on a powerful memory and the fullness of it's sound bounces around the walls encompassing the room. Two EPs are promised this year so keep your eye out and ears open this Spring for what else The Caress can serve up.
Written By Matt Nicholson