PREVIOUS SUPPORT FOR CARACAL
“Caracal drill into the genre’s sweet spot, bringing together viscerally heavy sections with notes of melody and rhythm.”
– Revolver Magazine (USA)
“A raw, enveloping sound that gives no quarter and takes all prisoners.”
– Bandwagon (SIN)
“A band that has weathered all sorts of endings, only to boldly come back with more conviction to carry on.”
– RCGNTN (SIN)
“The band are experts in melding aggressive, melodic riffs with strong, melodically sung vocals.”
– Must Share News (SIN)
Spanning a career that has now lasted over a decade, Singapore-based post-hardcore five-piece Caracal have returned with their ravening new single ‘Mouth Of Madness’ – recorded, mixed, and mastered by band member Martin Kong at Snakeweed Studios, Singapore.
Furiously charged by frantic drums and dissonant guitars, ‘Mouth Of Madness’ evokes musical techniques comparable to those of At The Drive-In and The Dillinger Escape Plan. The intensified, aggressive vocals of Rachel Lu coat the song in Caracal’s signature nature of anger and brutality. This ferocious momentum is maintained throughout the track with the band’s complexity and skill on display, before a chaotic build-up and release leads to an abrupt ending.
Caracal talks about the meaning behind ‘Mouth Of Madness’:
“Sonically, we wanted to evoke the sinister archetype of the televangelist or preacher, while at the same time capturing the rage of those who have had enough of the hypocrisy. Fittingly, our home of Singapore is experiencing a kind of morality crisis right now – and “Mouth of Madness” is our reaction to that. We have a deep respect for religion, but when people use it as an agenda to push down or take power away from others, that’s when it crosses a line for us.”
The band have scoured the globe, touring through the USA, Japan, Canada, China, Indonesia and Malaysia, supporting such heavyweights as The Used, Underoath, Funeral For A Friend and Anberlin. They’ve also performed at international festivals Summer Sonic (JAP), Spring Scream(TAI), JAKCLOTH (IND), Threadfest (PHI) and MIDI Music Festival (CHI).
Previous releases have been supported by local tastemakers Bandwagon and Unite Asia.
‘Mouth Of Madness’ is available now worldwide via KittyWu Records
‘MOUTH OF MADNESS’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
FRI 30 AUG | THE WORKERS CLUB, FITZROY VIC
SUN 1 SEP | KING STREET CRAWL, UPSTAIRS @ THE MARLY NEWTOWN NSW
WED 4 SEP | BIGSOUND @ RIC’S BIG BACKYARD, BRISBANE QLD
Click to stream ‘Mouth Of Madness’