Their set heightens the expectations of the crowd for Captain Horizon’s appearance, question is can they live up to it…?
Yes. They. Can. Captain Horizon storm onto the stage with fantastic confidence and blast the rawest and most energetic set so far. Their brilliant performance gains them significant prestige among the crowd who happily sing-a-long to the band’s songs both on and off request. They use the small size of the venue to their advantage by surging right up the barrier to be as intimate with the audience as possible to the point we’re sure the lead singer was trying to find a way over the barrier to join the crowd.
“On our notes for Captain Horizon, we have written just one thing: Witty. This is not a reflection on their joke telling abilities, more the man christened as Steve Whittington. Witty is just about the best frontman in the Midlands. He could sing the phonebook and make the damn thing entertaining.
Less straight ahead metal than the other bands on the bill, with some almost prog and poppy elements to their sound, they draw the evening’s biggest crowd by quite a way. Indeed, there is an argument to suggest they could have headlined this thing, but no matter. “Light Years” is a fine rocking moment and the new EP (available for free download on their website) is a statement of intent. They will be back.”
Midlands Rocks have posted up a review from the New Disorder Festival featuring Captain Horizon:
As the second part of the day kicked off, the room was full of anticipation. I’d say it was a 50/50 split in the room of people who have previously seen Captain Horizon and those that had heard all about them (see MR’s review of their album, Radiostasis here). They didn’t disappoint. Whitty is probably the best front man on the scene at the moment and his on stage (and off a lot of the time!) antics and banter are as much a part of this band as the music is. What about the music? A blend of alt rock, with some proggy influences but all wrapped up in a pop style sums up Captain Horizon nicely. Bouncy infectious tunes have a joyful factor to them, but throw in the occasional moodier song and you grasp the technical brilliance of this band. For me, by far the performance of the day. When is this band going to be signed? Who knows in this day and age, but with a little luck this band could be huge.
You can read the full review by Tony Gaskin and Cath Holland of the day on the Midlands Rocks website.