When he was young, Joe Innes found and subsequently buried a dead rat in his garden. This event is the subject of Pet Cemetary – the opening track of his debut album The Frighteners, and is a good example of the offbeat observations that litter his songs like a bin lorry rolling down Solsbury Hill.
Joe has been playing shows in London for years, gaining support for his own personal brand of anti-folk, and finding himself supporting artists like Caitlin Rose, Sea of Bees, Alessi’s Ark and She Keeps Bees. At the end of 2011, a band was put together to record and make a bigger noise with. Thus, The Cavalcade was formed, a garage-folk outfit that has been compared to Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Bright Eyes and The Decemberists. The band consists of drummer Chris Mitchell, guitarist Sam Simon-Norris, keyboardist and singer Elle Roberts and violinist Amy Smith.
Described as ‘showstopping’ by Steve Lamacq and ‘just brilliant’ by Tom Robinson on BBC6 Music, you can hear their debut release ‘The Frighteners’ here.