Formed in 2006 quintet My Sad Captains take the country-tinged American sounds of Sparklehorse and Wilco and lend them a sparkling harmony-rich pop edge, touched with occasional fiery noise outbursts Based in Camden, London, and named after a poem by Thom Gunn, My Sad Captains are Ed Wallis (Vocals, Guitar), Nick Goss (Guitar, Melodica Samples), Jack Swayne (Bass), Juliette Kennedy (Vocals, Keyboards Violin), and Jim Wallis (Drums). They ve been played on the radio by the great and the good - Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1; Gideon Coe on BBC 6Music; John Kennedy on XFM; Radcliffe and Maconie on BBC Radio Two; Nic Harcourt on KCRW s influential Morning Becomes Eclectic show while their lilo-tastic video for debut single Bad Decisions on Fortuna POP! made MTV2.
Their catchy melodies and easy charm have quickly made them favourites on the London gig circuit, having sung their hearts out across town with the likes of Tilly and the Wall, Why?, Darren Hayman, The War on Drugs, Pete and the Pirates, Loney Dear, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, and The Broken Family Band. Last year also saw their first festival appearance at End Of The Road. Their last single "Great Expectations" features in the new indie film "1234" which premiered at this year's London Film Festival. My Sad Captains have just finished recording their debut album for release on the 15th of June 2009.