Christmas Single 2012
Christmas Single 2012

Arctic conditions at Sounds Like Screaming.

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Christmas Single 2012
Christmas Single 2012

Recording 2012 Christmas single in Nick's ever-tidy bedroom. Ted looks on.

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Christmas Single 2012
Christmas Single 2012

How to record a chorus quickly: one chord at a time. (Poor work, Benjamin!)

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Christmas 2012
Christmas 2012

Hadow House in Broomhill - the old music dept where Ben did his degree - is a suitably wintry backdrop for our Christmas single cover

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Charms
Charms

Shooting the video for 'Charms', Summer 2012. Photo taken by Helena Quilter.

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'The Garden' EP launch poster
'The Garden' EP launch poster

Vicki Johnson's beautifully designed poster for our EP launch

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'The Garden' EP cover
'The Garden' EP cover

Vicki Johnson's incredible artwork for our second EP

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Art Exhibition
Art Exhibition

Exhibition of Vicki Johnson's screen print work based on 'The Garden' EP

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'The Garden' poster
'The Garden' poster

These were the posters Vicki made for the special edition copies of 'The Garden'

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EP2 launch party
EP2 launch party

Setting up at our spiritual home, The Riverside for 'The Garden' EP launch

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'The Garden' EP launch party
'The Garden' EP launch party

This was the moment when Ben had to explain his magic tractor joke to a heckler. Nonsense. Photo taken by Sara Hill.

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'The Garden' EP launch party
'The Garden' EP launch party

On stage with many of our guest musicians singing 'Tender' by Blur - special times. Photo taken by Sara Hill.

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Crafty
Crafty

So, our EP is completely hand made... at least this time we had double sided tape instead of EP1's glue gun. This wasn't much fun.

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Success
Success

First pile completed. Only another 290 to go...

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Sleeve printing
Sleeve printing

It's worth noting that all of our sleeves were hand printed by Vicki too. The woman is amazing.

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Captives as a wedding band
Captives as a wedding band

We also take bookings as a wedding band. Most people don't know this. Maybe we should advertise more. Nonetheless, if the thought of us singing Joni Mitchell songs at your wedding sounds like the best idea ever, please do get in touch.

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Christmas 2011
Christmas 2011

A beautiful wintry day in cemetery park became the cover of our 2011 Christmas single

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Tramlines 2011
Tramlines 2011

Playing on the Busker's bus at Tramlines 2011. Photo taken by Ruth Johnson.

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Tramlines 2011
Tramlines 2011

Keeping going while going round a corner - true professionals... Photo taken by Ruth Johnson.

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Tramlines 2011 - Folk Forest
Tramlines 2011 - Folk Forest

Playing the Folk Forest at Tramlines 2011. Undoubtedly one of the most fun gigs we've ever played. Photo taken by Ruth Johnson.

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EP1 cover
EP1 cover

This is environmental artist Caz Haigh's design for our first EP. Amazing!

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EP1 launch party
EP1 launch party

Our first EP launch at the Riverside. We were blown away by the response to this gig. Everyone in the audience here is a great person. Photo taken by Sam Valdez Lopez.

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EP1 launch gig
EP1 launch gig

More from our first EP launch at the Riverside - truly our spiritual home. Photo taken by Sam Valdez Lopez

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The Mother Folkers
The Mother Folkers

Yes, we know that's not us. It's the Mother Folkers. There aren't words enough for how much we love this band. And here they are headlining our first EP launch like the bunch of legends they are.

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Getting crafty
Getting crafty

We had to gluegun together the sleeves for our first EP. All 200 of them. This was not fun at all.

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EP1
EP1

Here's the finished result, though - totally worth it

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EP1
EP1

Even the cat likes it.

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Feathers
Feathers

Caz Haigh hand printed a very small number of these feathers for us, we gave them away at our first EP launch and in the special edition EPs we sold that night. One day they might just be worth millions.

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Tramlines 2010
Tramlines 2010

Another year, another Tramlines. We've played every year. This gig in Leopold Square was at the time the biggest we'd ever played. I'm sure we were having fun, despite Ben's miserable face. Photo taken by SJ Spode.

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Sarah
Sarah

...fortunately Sarah makes up for it by looking lovely. Photo taken by SJ Spode.

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Windswept Sarah
Windswept Sarah

This is probably the best Captives photo ever taken! Thanks, SJ Spode.

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Photo Shoot 1
Photo Shoot 1

Here are our 'proper' press images. We started on the university concourse - with a Napalm Death poster clearly in shot... Photo taken by Joshua Holt.

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Photo Shoot 2
Photo Shoot 2

We then broke into a dilapidated warehouse, worth it for this shot though. Photo taken by Joshua Holt.

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Photo Shoot 3
Photo Shoot 3

The woods by Ladybower Reservoir were a good change of scene. Photo taken by Joshua Holt.

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Photo Shoot 4
Photo Shoot 4

Finally we finished up on Strines Moor. Amazing place! Photo taken by Joshua Holt.

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Photo Shoot 5
Photo Shoot 5

We had to carry our instruments up a big hill for this one. Totally worth it though. Photo taken by Joshua Holt.

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Early recording
Early recording

Waaaaay back when. Here we are recording 'The Bell Jar' with Chris Brain, the first track to go down on our first EP. This was over a year before we finally got round to releasing it...

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Early session
Early session

We did manage to get a cover down too of 'Wicked Game' by Chris Isaak - first cover we ever did.

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OLD TIMES
OLD TIMES

This was our first ever band photo. Ancient. How young we look!

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First gig
First gig

This October 2009 gig at SOYO live was our first ever official gig as Captives on the Carousel

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First gig
First gig

We had gigged before that, but it was always "Sarah Morrey and Ben Eckersley".

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First gig
First gig

This was the first time that Ben played a full set with Sarah, and by that stage we were writing together too

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First gig
First gig

More first gig times - October 2009 at SOYO live

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Tramlines 2009
Tramlines 2009

And finally, a proper early doors gig just to prove we were there. Here we are at the first ever Tramlines festival at the Green Room, July 2009 as 'Sarah Morrey and Ben (7 Black Tentacles)'. Good times.

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Tramlines 2009
Tramlines 2009

Sarah on her own at Tramlines 2009 at the Green Room

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