Very bloody nice surprise this weekend, finding that I’d been sent some top-secret demos for Barnsley’s Cavorts debut album, due later this year.
Cavorts are the band formed early 2012 from the left-over parts of bands G.U. Medicine and Errander. They had one hell of a first year. Their debut gig, sponsored by Jagermeister, was sharing the stage with British rock legends Therapy?, Welsh raga-metal act Skindred and Sheffield rockers Black Spiders at Leeds O2 Academy.
Not too long after that, they announced a new record deal with Team Distort, an imminent debut EP and the biggest news of all, they been offered the opening slot on the UK leg of the DragonForce ‘The Power Within’ World Tour, which also featured Alestorm and The Defiled, and involved played prestigious venues such as my personal favourite, the Shepherds Bush Empire.

Right now, they are penned up, recording their debut album. Guitarist Dale Evans says, ‘at the time of the Dragonforce tour, Cavorts had only been active six months. The only songs we had at the time were the ones we put out as the EP. We recorded that for the tour to make sure we had some merch available for new fans. So, we are wild with excitement at the prospect of recording our forthcoming full debut album Got Your Brass. Work is due to start the 30th august with producer Jason Sanderson (Rolo Tomassi, Errander, Brontide, Send More Paramedics). The plan is to make it heavy, make it hooky and make it out alive.’

I’ve heard demos of five of the tracks from Got Your Brass, and if you loved last year’s EP, then you’ll chuffing love this. Trying to describe the sound of Cavorts is like trying to describe the sound of a sweet kick to the nuts. The hard-core, the punk, and the metal are all turned up to the full. It’s ball breakingly heavy but spliced with groove and rock n roll, some very dirty bass, and neck breaking gutteral vocals thrown in the good measure. Look After the Pack has hooks coming at you from every direction and that track’s breakdown has hints of Mastodon. There’s so much groove here, they’re like a SOYO Kvelertak. The real treat though is Wait On, it’s slower and the twin guitars is reminiscent of those fine licks from Baroness’ Blue Album. I can’t wait to hear the full album when it’s ready. The next year is going to be massive for Cavorts.

In the meantime, follow Cavorts here > < and check out this mini tour documentary of the band from the Dragonforce Jagermiester tour.

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