Swiftly following 2021’s acclaimed first outing ‘I’, the aptly titled ‘II’ finds the singer-songwriter and producer growing in stature and exploring new sonic territory. Largely written in London when the singer suddenly found himself out of his musical day-job and in search of a new creative identity, Future Cavemen remembers:
“I had just left the garage rock band I was in and was transitioning to computer recording software. I was starting to experiment with some electronic sounds, trying (unsuccessfully) to veer away from rock.”
Thrashing out a new sound and identity over the course of the 8 years that followed, the music that would come to belong to the Future Cavemen name would see Tennant blurring an eclectic array of influences and sounds from across the decades; repurposing them into something mutant, beguiling and original. Taking inspiration from the catalogues of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to the Dandy Warhols, QOTSA to Dick Dale, while pushing himself to explore sounds and tech far beyond his comfort zone; the fruits of his toils are no-more vividly realised than in his latest collection.