American alternative rock/metal outfit No Captains present their fourth album ‘Friends Like These’, with new focus track ‘2 Left Feet’. Packed with a few surprises and guest performers, strap yourself in and get ready to go for a ride.
Based in San Francisco, No Captains is made up of Danny Sando (bass and back vocals), Vince Shore (drums and percussion) and Alex Shonkoff (vocals). Influenced by Mr. Bungle, Iron Maiden, Tool, Primus, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against The Machine, No Captains is on a mission to let the music transport you.
“This song ‘2 Left Feet’ is my recollection of what it was like in high school. Bullied, insecure, lost… I wonder if anyone can relate to that?? I hope anyone who hears this remembers something very important. You’ve come a long way, baby. You are worthy. You are loved. And no one is perfect,” says Alex Shonkoff.
Not long ago, the band released the lead track, ’13th Moon’, a chilling adventure featuring Emily Palen of KnightressM1 with a perfectly haunting performance on the violin. This song was inspired by the fact that 2020 had 13 full moons and classic Halloween and monster movies with their characteristic werewolves, mummies and zombies. As the Head Black Cat summons these creatures to rise up and take over humanity, the bass thumps along in a marching feel while the drums hold down a booming tribal essence to bring the listener closer to a trance-like state.
At their live shows, the environment will take you for that ride, offering something for those wanting to jump around to, letting their aggression out. This is music to shake your butt to or let you forget about the things that stress you out. No Captains starts the roller coaster and, because there are no captains, holding on for that ride is completely up to you.
No Captains is what happens when Alice stops chasing the White Rabbit and follows the Mad Hatter instead. This Bay Area-based hard funk-rock trio keep their shows highly energetic, making everyone part of the fun – entertainment is ensured. No Captains’ live performances are raw and powerful, offering funky rhythm and melody to dance to, loud and fast to slam around to or something to just close your eyes and get lost in?
As of December 6, the ‘Friends Like These’ album will be available across online stores, including
Bandcamp, as well as the band’s own Merch Shop.