Arctic conditions at Sounds Like Screaming.
Recording 2012 Christmas single in Nick's ever-tidy bedroom. Ted looks on.
How to record a chorus quickly: one chord at a time. (Poor work, Benjamin!)
Hadow House in Broomhill - the old music dept where Ben did his degree - is a suitably wintry backdrop for our Christmas single cover
Shooting the video for 'Charms', Summer 2012. Photo taken by Helena Quilter.
Vicki Johnson's beautifully designed poster for our EP launch
Vicki Johnson's incredible artwork for our second EP
Exhibition of Vicki Johnson's screen print work based on 'The Garden' EP
These were the posters Vicki made for the special edition copies of 'The Garden'
Setting up at our spiritual home, The Riverside for 'The Garden' EP launch
This was the moment when Ben had to explain his magic tractor joke to a heckler. Nonsense. Photo taken by Sara Hill.
On stage with many of our guest musicians singing 'Tender' by Blur - special times. Photo taken by Sara Hill.
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.
First pile completed. Only another 290 to go...
It's worth noting that all of our sleeves were hand printed by Vicki too. The woman is amazing.
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.
A beautiful wintry day in cemetery park became the cover of our 2011 Christmas single
Playing on the Busker's bus at Tramlines 2011. Photo taken by Ruth Johnson.
Keeping going while going round a corner - true professionals... Photo taken by Ruth Johnson.
Playing the Folk Forest at Tramlines 2011. Undoubtedly one of the most fun gigs we've ever played. Photo taken by Ruth Johnson.
This is environmental artist Caz Haigh's design for our first EP. Amazing!
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.
More from our first EP launch at the Riverside - truly our spiritual home. Photo taken by Sam Valdez Lopez
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.
We had to gluegun together the sleeves for our first EP. All 200 of them. This was not fun at all.
Here's the finished result, though - totally worth it
Even the cat likes it.
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.
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.
...fortunately Sarah makes up for it by looking lovely. Photo taken by SJ Spode.
This is probably the best Captives photo ever taken! Thanks, SJ Spode.
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.
We then broke into a dilapidated warehouse, worth it for this shot though. Photo taken by Joshua Holt.
The woods by Ladybower Reservoir were a good change of scene. Photo taken by Joshua Holt.
Finally we finished up on Strines Moor. Amazing place! Photo taken by Joshua Holt.
We had to carry our instruments up a big hill for this one. Totally worth it though. Photo taken by Joshua Holt.
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...
We did manage to get a cover down too of 'Wicked Game' by Chris Isaak - first cover we ever did.
This was our first ever band photo. Ancient. How young we look!
This October 2009 gig at SOYO live was our first ever official gig as Captives on the Carousel
We had gigged before that, but it was always "Sarah Morrey and Ben Eckersley".
This was the first time that Ben played a full set with Sarah, and by that stage we were writing together too
More first gig times - October 2009 at SOYO live
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.
Sarah on her own at Tramlines 2009 at the Green Room