Cracatilla are to release their second single, double A side ‘You’ve Got It All’ and ‘Everyman’, on June 2nd.
James Lewis (vocals, guitar), Dave Penswick (bass/ vocals) and Louis Fitzpatrick (drums/ vocals) have all known each other since their school days in Liverpool. Through hanging around together inbetween lessons playing their guitars and skiving off school to sit in the field behind Louis’ house and write songs, a collection of over thirty songs were penned before the band had even properly formed.
The name Cracatilla was discovered many years later after James watched a programme about the volcano ‘Krakatoa’, and misheard the name. As a volcano which has the potential to throw up enough dust to block out the sun, the band have taken it on as their own mantra of being on top of your game, feeling unstoppable.
The band gigged around the city until they were discovered by a local Liverpuddlian label, Honey Records. ‘What Do I Know’, Cracatilla’s debut single, was released in August 2002, a perfect example of their summery vibes and mellow tones. The band then spent the rest of the year locked away in the studio working on new material and honing their craft.
Drawing on all forms of music influences, ‘You’ve Got It All’ and ‘Everyman’ show another two sides to Cracatilla’s many talents. Having recorded the tracks in Liverpool with producer Gary Wilkinson, whose previous credits include Badly Drawn Boy’s ‘The Hour of The Bewilderbeast’, the single will be released through new London based independent label, Industry of Cool.
Cracatilla are currently planning live activity, including a very special home town show.