Liverpool band Cavalry’s new single Soak: familiar Americana sound done well

Posted on 29 September 2015
By Claire O'Neill
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New single Soak, by Liverpool band Cavalry, is a track that will rubber stamp them as an Americana inspired five piece, without detracting from their uniqueness and unmistakeable sound.

Their influences include bands like Crosby stills and Nash, Alabama Shakes and Elbow, and their eclectic taste is most definitely what makes a track like Soak difficult to pin down to a specific genre.

Previous songs by the band including; An Understanding, Candyfloss and Lament, all display elements of folk, country and rock that blend together to create the americana sound. However Cavalry’s songs, and in particularly Soak , retain their individuality by developing in ways that the listener least expects
The song begins with soothing guitar chords held over shimmering cymbals. The phrase is repeated with effect and creates a dreamy American west coast atmosphere which permeates Cavalry’s music. The track then builds to almost anthemic proportions whilst retaining a laid back atmospheric ambience.

Soak transports the listener, conjuring up images of coastlines and sunsets and would be enjoyed to full effect from the seat of a convertible turned up on high speaker. However the vocals on the track retain a rawness that offshoots the transience of the song and keeps the listener alert and engaged without becoming too wistful.

Cavalry are growing in prominence, they have already headlined their own show at The Kazimier and have performed at Liverpool Sound City and BBC Music Day. Soak will feature as Dave Monks opening track on BBC introducing this Saturday.

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