Formed in protest at the
declaration by the Pope in the 16th Century that the Capybara was in fact a
fish, this group ‘The Capybaras’ strive for world peace through song and through
the non-eating of Capybaras.
single / album / bingle / albumella kicks off with Scary Death Girls; the modern
horror movie seen and taken apart by a bored 12 year old girl who
already knows better. Film criticism has never had this catchy a backing before
in its previous 200 years of existence.
The second song is The
Capybara Suite, a heartfelt plea for understanding from the largest rodent in
the world. The suite consists of eight pieces spanning musical and vocal styles
and sonic worlds but is above all imbued with spirit and soul. It's an
encyclopaedia, it's a lament, it's a battle cry.
Capybaras are still pretty angry about a lot of stuff. But they are
angry in a loving way, like a parent who's just had a mint choc chip ice
cream cone shoved in their face by their sugar high offspring, or like a
kid looking up at a group of adult townspeople shouting "You destroyed
Well, anyway, The Capybaras have a sense of
justice and they're not afraid to use it. None of them being qualified
international lawyers, they choose the next best thing to International
Law: making a bloody racket about it.
Amongst other things,
Stropicalia takes you to the nub of the matter on international
relations, intranational relations, internal relations, internalised
relations, internal organs, external Hammond organs, passport control,
telephone switchboards and flowers.
So if you're in International
Law school, or maybe medical school, and it's not working out, or
you're just goofing off for an afternoon, 42 of your minutes would be
wisely spent with The Capybaras. You are most welcome to their lovely,
Brace yourself. The
Capybaras are back with a new album and they're not afraid to play it in
its entirety. Are YOU afraid to hear it in its entirety? Presented
including the rhythmic stylings of Sir Bob Drake and the dazzling interventions of The Capybarettas.
Evening includes the vinyl sensibilities of DJ Campbell.
The Capybaras at Union Chapel!
Saturday 22nd February 2014
Daylight Music is a
dazzling idea presented by the Union Chapel to open up their amazing
gothic venue to a shiny new daytime crowd and provide a rather exciting
platform for artists. Produced by Arctic Circle.
*Entry to Daylight Music is free but we ask you consider giving a small
donations (suggested donation £3.50) which we put towards the running
costs and expenses of bring these bands (from all over the country) to
the venue. Thank you for your support!
The Capybaras are
the future. The largest rodents in the world are here to show everyone that
music, performance and hyperbole will never be the same again. After the rodent
diaspora, they are assembling from all corners of the world to unite for an
evening of riotous yet thoughtful partying. If the Incredible String Band had
been born in Venezuela and been under the
influence of garage pop, Funkadelic and The Carpenters, this is exactly what
they would have sounded like.
The Capybaras will
be joined by The Capybarettas, the four-strong team of advanced music and
movement practitioners that will bring the onstage total to 8 people, all of
whom will arrest your attention, for various
The Capybaras will
be playing in its entirety The Capybara Suite. Unlike Lou Reed, however, they
will be allowing muted applause between sections. Also unlike Lou Reed, they
will be mostly approachable and chatty on the evening. Though they cannot be
held responsible for the actions of their security