Captain Horizon are a powerful 4 piece alt-rock band from the Midlands. With an expansive set of original songs and a wide range of influences, the band deliver their music live in an explosive set bursting with passion and energy. This is a band that believes in what they're doing.
The punchy and direct rhythm section comprises James "Mez" Merrix on drums and Alex Thomson on bass guitar, who together produce tight and chest thumping sounds that drive the songs. Guitarist Josh Watson avoids much of traditional alt rock, countering the rhythm section with at times ethereal and chiming atmospherics rarely heard in music this hard hitting. Centre stage is lead singer Steven "Whitty" Whittington, with the range and power to lead the band and inspire audiences during their live shows.
The band was born in the summer of 2008 when Josh and Alex started writing songs that brought together the high energy and intricacy of music from bands like Incubus, Radiohead, Tool and Porcupine Tree, and the classic swagger of stadium bands like AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd and U2. Mez joined shortly after and set to work bringing his unique brand of precise and original drumming to the music. Whitty was the last piece of the puzzle, injecting unstoppable self belief and a strong melodic sense.
Gigging solidly through 2009, the band have honed their live skills and continue to write songs ranging from the hard hitting "Jack Herer" and "Poker", through the brooding "EL Nibre" and "What's Going on", to the emotive "Tears From the Eye". They're not afraid to explore new kinds of music, with "Turn Away" and new song "Stop" perhaps best showing their ability to blend arena rock, Punk and Indie energy, and expansive sonics. With festival dates, gigs at the O2 academy and a strong 4 track EP under their belt, the band are poised for and aspiring toward great things.