The Cape of Good Hope
The Cape of Good Hope


The Cape of Good Hope are back from a hiatus with their corker of a new EP, ‘Sly Love With A Midnight Creeper’ and there’s already a big buzz surrounding the Brum foursome – and fairly so. With radio play on Kerrang and BBC 6 Music combined with favourable reviews, The Cape of Good Hope are back brimming with determination and enthusiasm.

In terms of recommendations, It’s difficult to decide on a stand out track as each have their own individual selling points. Instrumental track ‘Animate This’ has some fantastic breaks in it and showcases the quartet’s musical skills perfectly. ‘I Decided On Your Mother’, on the other hand is a beautifully epic post-hardcore track. Musically it’s complex and raw.

I think what I like best about this EP is that, in spite of it being three years since the release of their last EP ‘Arts & Crafts’, they’ve really built on the solid foundations of their sound instead of wiping the slate clean and introducing a totally new sound as bands have a tendency to do. These lads know their strengths and have positively expanded upon them.

Produced by Dave Draper (Pitchshifter/They Fell From The Sky) the band’s sophomore EP is eclectic yet decisive, both assertive and ethereal. Hopefully this time around they’ll get more of the recognition the rightly deserve. ‘Sly Love With A Midnight Creeper’ is a collection of songs that can make the UK proud to have talented, hard working bands like this.
Alter The Press!(4.5/5)

The Cape Of Good Hope have managed to pull off the trick all bands with a penchant for spazzy American influenced post-hardcore should in order to rise above an otherwise arty mire of noise; they infuse their eclectic and expansive music with melody at every turn. In the the last minute of ’Peepshows And Discos’ this is to such an extent it’s almost impossible not to imagine a baying crowd of thousands being sent into rapture by the looped vocal refrain. However, with jarring guitars, complex rhythms, fucked up time signatures, and the employment of a mirage of different musical styles, they’re still dangerous as hell. Welcome them into your heart.
Rocksound (8/10)

The Cape of Good Hope are an indie-rock bunch from Bromsgrove who write interesting and intriguing songs that may (or may not) be influenced by some of the early Deep Elm roster of bands. At times ‘Arts and Crafts’ reminds me of theAppleseed Cast; perhaps a little more experimental in places, such as the 12-minute long ‘The Idea’ which is easily the best thing on this EP as it switches and jolts through different styles and influences. Never really settling on convention, this six-tracker would fit nicely on a Jealous Records-type roster, so if you like the kind of bands in that ‘scene’, you’ll almost certainly enjoy this lot too. (3.5/5)

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