We recently sat down with Capital Eye, the four piece rock band from Bridlington. We chatted to them about their new music, tour dates, and much more. Check the interview out below!
By Jane Howkins
You released a new single last month titled Lipstick Kiss. How has the reception been so far?
The reception for Lipstick Kiss has been very good and we’re really grateful for that, it’s our most professionally produced single to date and we think people have definitely recognised that from the feedback we’ve received.
What can you tell us about the track? Why did you choose that title?
Basically it’s about the daily grind from Monday to Friday, and dreaming of the weekend, it’s pretty typical but very relevant to most people and the title Lipstick Kiss is kinda about that peak – the end of the night as the sun is coming up when you’re leaving a club and someone sticks one on you. That’s what it encompasses for us.
You’ve got a couple of tour dates coming up and you’re playing at the Bridge Festival in Hull and the Trib Festival in Sledmore soon. Are you excited? Anyone you’re looking forward to catching at the festivals?
Absolutely buzzing to be fair! Ultimately we’re a live band so any shows or events are brilliant for us but festivals in particular are special. As for catching other bands, Page 45! Class live and top top lads, check em out.
Do you have any plans for a full length tour anytime soon? How do you find playing a festival differs to a normal gig, and which do you prefer?
Realistically we’re not at the stage where we can go and do full length tours and we’re still developing our sound by writing tunes and trying to win over a wider audience across the country. Gotta be festivals although any live event is where it’s at for us. There is something about fields and sunshine though – it’s like another level.
Does the release of the single mean you may have a full length release out soon? If so, what can you tell us about that?
No plans for a full record yet – without a big fan base it’s really hard to have a positive impact with something like that so the plan is to keep releasing singles and just keep building then maybe one day we’ll be Oasis! Only joking, but an album is deffo one for the future, not the now.
You released your debut EP back in 2016. How has your songwriter technique changed since then, and how have you lives in the band changed in that time period?
We’ve always had quite a diverse songwriting technique actually – there has never been a fixed formula for a song right from the start, but we are becoming more experimental with our sound so look out for that in the future! Our lives are also very much the same – we’re as close as ever as friends and band mates, and long may that continue!
You’re originally from Bridlington – not too far from us in York, all things considered! How is the music scene up there? Is it good or is a typical small town that you need to escape from?
It is literally the epitome of a small town and the great escape, the music scene has picked up slightly in recent years but it’s still very beige in comparison to the big cities and that’s a huge factor in us wanting to branch out into other parts of the country to showcase our music.
What sort of stuff are you influenced by, and what have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
As a band we’re influenced by honestly almost every genre of music from the Beatles and Johnny Cash to The Smiths and Nirvana, with a bit of abba in there somewhere too! We’re big indie kids at heart though, and that’s where we’re at musically.
A recommendation for new music? Capital Eyes new one, Lipstick Kiss – whirl it!
Why do you think people some come and see you live, and what can people expect from a Capital Eye gig?
I think people come to see us live primarily because we’re consistent and big sounding with massive melodic tunes. On top we’re dead nice lads as well and the biggest thing you can expect is energy, energy and passion. Come down one night and see for yourselves.
Any last words for the fans?
Yeah, thank you so much for your continued support – you are delicious! Stay groovy!