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, Mary Epworth, Toby Goodshank and Anais Mitchell. In 2012, 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 current lineup of the band includes Mark Higgins, Charlie Farncombe, Patrick Degenhardt and Lynn Roberts.
“Showstopping” – Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 6
“Just Brilliant” - Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6
“A master of words and a king of modern antifolk” – This is Fake DIY
“Masterful and confident melody” – Line of Best Fit
“You really are the best, it’s been an absolute pleasure to spend an evening with you” -Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac (after a performance at the 02 Arena)