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Liberty Cage

Located in Brighton, Sussex, England, Liberty Cage had been shaped as the career of celebrated indie/root base strap Men They Couldn’t Hang stalled in 1991. From that group, songwriters Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers (vocals/acoustic guitar) and Paul Simmonds (acoustic guitar) recruited Paul’s sibling Neil Simmonds (bass) and ‘simply went into a studio room in Brighton and find out what occurred’. After multi-instrumentalist Dave Kent and previous Tender Capture drummer Simon Lomond became a member of, Liberty Cage quickly founded a strong status for their concert events – an aptitude they distributed to their previous incarnation. In Paul Simmonds and Odgers they likewise possessed two talented lyricists, with the capacity of merging folky humanism with caustic politics tracts. This is confirmed with the Might 1994 discharge of Sleep FROM THE Simply, a self-produced and financed record documented during ‘studio room down-time’. Though solid early demo materials such as for example ‘This Side FROM THE Street’ have been jettisoned, brand-new songs such as for example ‘Mercy FROM THE Guards’ and ‘Fireplace Below’ ably paid out. Though the tracks had been used punk ferocity, the record indelibly ensemble Liberty Cage being a folk music group, just like the Guys They Couldn’t Suspend have been before them. As Paul Simmonds conceded: ‘The greatest folk music could have something to state in a century when pop fads become sociologist’s footnotes and clothing to have a good laugh at.’

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