NEW EP: The Caughtery July 15
In the realm of covering Led Zeppelin’s music, many bands gravitate towards the immediate impact of tracks like “Black Dog” or “Rock and Roll,” neglecting the subtler, more delicate compositions nestled in their musical arsenal. Perhaps it’s these restrained pieces that pose a greater challenge – less exhilarating to play, possibly, especially for those enamoured by the machismo and grit of the more conspicuous, heavier live numbers. This is precisely why The Caughtery’s decision to tackle “The Rain Song” is an absolute delight. They not only take on the song; they do so with a conviction that justifies their audacity. Not every band can make such a claim.
Much like the original, The Caughtery walks that delicate tightrope between the understated elegance of their playing and the cinematic grandeur that envelops the overall experience. They deftly capture those exquisite interlocking tones and ride the same sonic textures that only acoustic instruments can summon. David Gayler, in particular, masterfully balances sweeping guitar cascades with fragile riffs and charming motifs that course through them. And let’s not forget Lisa Tingle’s vocals, perfectly poised, echoing the atmospheric and anticipatory delivery of Robert Plant.
It’s a rendition that remains faithful while intricately reimagining the source material—a brilliant homage to Led Zeppelin’s timeless artistry.
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'Fragile’ is a stunning track, evoking goosebumps and, already from the first listen, leaving you wanting more. Influenced by a wide array of music ranging from the 60s through 00s, their forthcoming EP presents a series of “musical paintings”, expressing the pressure and fragility of the human state over the last two years.
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Fan of towering classic rock pyrotechnics? If so, get your stereo ready for a gigantic Goth-metallic-wall-of-paramount sound. Fragile is a sky-scraping juggernaut propelled by muscled Eddie Van Halen-like guitar riffage, a mighty jackhammer inflamed with Lisa Tingle‘s passionate and soulful vocals going over-the-top on the stately chorus. Wow!
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Tingle’s voice and Gayler’s instrumentation leave no doubt whatsoever about the level of power and passion that has gone into this recording. This is stunning and impressive in so many ways – it’s a tight progression of chords, the music is highly melodic and the performance is impeccable. Without doubt, the production is also faultless, which is not surprising given Palmer’s involvement. Overall, an A+ effort with outstanding output – this is one sublime unforgettable creation.
An impressive act, The Caughtery are the real deal, whose latest single Fragile has been selected as my Single Of The Day. Taken from their forthcoming self-titled EP, released on July 15th 2022, “Fragile” showcases the supreme talent of Tingle and Gayler and guitar contributions from the legendary producer Tim Palmer (Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Tin Machine, The Mission, HIM, U2, Pearl Jam).
"There is something in The Caughtery’s sound that feels like an echo of the past. Not in a dated or nostalgic sort of way but it is a long time since I heard a new song that felt this big, this wide-screen, this epically cinematic. And we are not talking mere volume here, this is not about overplaying and throwing sonic kitchen sinks at the process (heavy metallers take note).
No, “The Uninvited” sounds big rather than merely heavy, it is dramatic yet light on its feet, full of ornateness and intricacy rather than just full of musical stodge. It’s the difference between a block of marble and Michelangelo’s David!
Not for nothing do you find them compared to the likes of Heart and Led Zeppelin, both bands who could run between drive and deftness, grace and groove, power and poignancy, muscle and melody, and change direction along those spectrums at the flick of a switch.
“The Uninvited” also shows the same blend of pop and rock that the likes of Fleetwood Mac were able to conjure up so well, that ability to deliver like a rock band and yet make music more infectious and certainly with more longevity than the next hundred pop bands.
In short, they have found the sweet spot that few bands find, the one between the discernment and grit of the rock world, the accessibility and earwormery of the pop world, and edging ever so slightly into more progressive realms. It’s been a long time since a new band broke through from this rarefied realm but I for one am glad they did. And I know that I am not the only one…far from it."