The new album came out yesterday and I’m pleased to announce that we will have a Meet The Band with The Madcaps posted soon here at 50thirdand3rd . In the meantime here is a single off the new album…
a little bio from The Madcaps, Howlin Banana Records ….
The Madcaps, from Rennes, in western France, are pedlars of fast-paced adolescent punk, held together with tight beats and wrapped up in fuzzy guitar. But more than this, they know how to be suave – side-stepping comfortably, these assured groovologists know how to ladle up the smooth mid-tempo, the warm round bass lines having one sole and unique purpose: inducing longitudinal motion in the listeners’ hips.
Above all, thanks to the surplus of starry-eyed girls, and the fact that they find rainy days at the seaside as moving as a Michael Bay film, they’ve also learnt to slip in some minor chords. Their tremolo-rich ballads, filled with vocal harmonies sweet enough to move a German bulldozer to tears, serve as perfect seduction material.
Having overjoyed France and the adjacent regions with their 45 last April, they return in March 2015 with a full-blown album, set to unveil a little more of their clear penchant for American garage, and the English beat music of the 60s. To fans of Allah Las, Black Lips, Holy Golightly, King Tuff, The Kinks, Shannon and The Clams or Electric Prunes, you would be sorely wrong to abstain. The Madcaps plan to prove yet again that Rennes is more than ever the bastion of tricolour garage! Vive le rock!