We’ve been able to keep a close eye on Leeds quintet, The Fighting Caravans. Preferring to stay out of the live setting while they hone both their sounds and their songwriting, their growing number of fans have fed off scraps, the odd gig here and there, Middlesbrough and Sheffield seemingly the furthest they’ve been so far, from their base in Leeds. It was in that city though, where we managed to persuade them to play at our very first Backseat Mafia presents some two months ago.
Bootmakers To The King, out on Saturday 20th December via https://fightingcaravans.bandcamp.com on a ‘Pay What You Want’ basis, forms part of the bands demo release. It has this bluesy swagger along with a fair dose of Americana thrown in. There’s something dark and almost confrontational about the song, as the guitars add more bite than you would expect, over this insistent, military like drumming.
We’ve lucky enough to premiere the boys video. Check it out below.
Fighting Caravans have an Xmas show at the reputable 360 Club on the same day of the release. The event will be held at The Library pub; all proceeds will be donated to Martin House Children’s Hospice.