Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. heading off on May 2012 dates - tickets on sale Friday 24th Feb

Posted: 20th February 2012
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

Grammatically troublesome troubadours Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., aka Southend singer-songwriter Sam Duckworth, have been making light of their clumsy punctuation to grab the headlines for getting on for a decade.

Although constituting a full band, GCWCF is essentially the solo project of Duckworth and, despite still only being 26, the songwriter has already assembled an impressive back catalogue of indie rock/borderline emo hits, not least 2006's 'The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager'.

The album made the UK Top 30 but, more importantly, signalled the arrival of a new songwriting talent of extraordinary maturity and no little conscience. 'War of the Worlds' may have been a regular on XFM and 6 Music but elsewhere on the record are some of the finest indie pop songs of the new millennium, not least the nautically-accented 'Call Me Ishmael' and 'The Lighthousekeeper'.

Another, 'Glasshouses', was a window into Sam Duckworth's soul, written after witnessing a racist attack in a nightclub and a pre-cursor to the musician's string of run-ins with the British National Party (BNP). He continues to support a range of Fairtrade and anti-racism causes.

The follow-up to 'Chronicles' was 2008's 'Searching for the Hows and Whys', which was another UK Top 30 album. More records and a number of collaborations followed as Duckworth continued his arc as a successful purveyor of Indie With A Conscience.

The May dates kick off in Bournemouth on the 15th, followed by Islington Garage, Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester, before the final gig of the run in Oxford on 23rd May 2012.

We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 24th February, priced from £8.50. Get tickets. Receive tickets. Fly/get the bus to gig.

Stewart Darkin