The Marabar Caves – Trouble (2021)

With their first recording in 34 years, The Marabar Caves have you rocking out to a night of excess with old friends. ‘Trouble’ takes listeners on a journey of partying with old friends as everyone indulges in one too many. Despite the long hiatus, the band brings vibrant energy and pure passionate enjoyment to the single that is rather undeniable.

Having grown up in the heyday of punk, school friends Tony Riseley (guitar), Billy Westley (guitar), Steve Goddard (drums) and Chris Jess (bass) bring an old-school attitude to vibrant modern tones. In their first run as a band, they gigged extensively across London and played supporting slots for Wilco Johnson and Doctor and the Medics. After splitting in 1994, they only reunited in 2018 and have been working on new music ever since.



‘Trouble’ uses a progressive melody that hooks you from the first second. There s a touch of rock-n-roll to the flow of the guitars. The thrumming low levels have you bopping around to the music while the arrangement of the track fills your chest with bubbling happy vibes. You can’t help but smile as you listen to this melody as it captures the energy of a night spent having fun with friends. There is a touch of retro style to the melody but this is artfully woven into something that is wonderfully unique to the band. When the guitar riffs come in, you are fully in the party mood and just want to rock out to their engaging sound.

While you rock out to the music, the vocals slink into your senses and vibrate through your veins with their smirking energy. The lyrics pull you into a night out with friends you haven’t seen in a long time. As the single progresses, the vocals sling an arm around your shoulders and pull you into a really fun time. The vocals are so engaging while beng quite light and merging wonderfully with the music. The chorus is catchy and you are going to find yourself singing along before you really know what has happened.

The Marabar Caves engage your senses, put a smile on your face and get you to have a blast with the engaging tones of ‘Trouble’. The music sweeps through you and has you bopping around to the party energy. The vocals are companionable as they draw you into fun with friends you haven’t seen in a long time.

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