Boomkat Product Review:
New Matador three-piece The Cave Singers could hardly be described as a 'power trio', but they certainly pack a hefty wallop considering how lo-fi and ramshackle their setup is. Harmonica, melodica, and no small helping of primitive guitar are the principle ingredients here: 'Dancing On Our Graves' offers a corking electrified bluegrass sound, made all the more remarkable by the fact that the trio's guitarist only just took up the instrument. Despite being a newbie, he nails the requisite pentatonic boogie pattern into the ground. Next up, 'Cold Eye' raises the stakes yet further, making for a simple yet emotive piece of folk pop helped along with an emotive yelp from the appropriately-monikered Pete Quirk. It's all so effortlessly simple, but all the more devastating for it. The band members each come with their own respective discographies, most notably Derek Fudesco, who's probably better known for having been bassist in Pretty Girls Make Graves. Invitation Songs is a mightily strong debut, experimenting with a fusion of rustic folksy styles and contemporary studio techniques, all united by robust, emotive writing. Good stuff.