As part of our ongoing Exclusive preview this week on FRUK of The Lost Cavalry‘s debut album Three Cheers For The Undertaker we have the next tracks along with an insight from the band below:
7) Only Forward
Only Forward is a story about setting sale to start a new life on a far away island. It’s about studying the map and plotting a course, saying goodbye to loved ones and sailing out into the ocean for days… but when you arrive at the island’s location you realise that the map was wrong, and the island never existed… It’s inspired by explorers who would be funded by the king to discover new lands, and on return would make up an island and name it for their king to please him. It’s a song about Antillia.
8) Desert Tracks
This is a song about abandoned diamond mines, Namibia, sand and horses. When we were naming The Lost Cavalry we found an article on the Independent web site about a lost heard of horses living in the African desert, abandoned by the cavalry of the German army during the South African war of 1915. The article, by Jaqueline Ripart, tells the story of her journey to discover the horses, now turned feral and living in the hostile environment of the Namib desert – which translates as “the land where there is nothing”.
This is a quiet song, it’s the slow and pretty point on the album! I’m really pleased with the way the guitar lines twist and turn around each other, especially in the breakdown – good work bandmates! The lyrics are about taking a step back and looking at things from a distance, trying to work out a rule to live life by. I think my conclusion so far is that we should ‘have fun, but don’t hurt anyone’ – which is usually possible. Basically, I think Bill And Ted had it right with ‘Be excellent to each other”.
Album Launch Show: 18th September – St Pancras Old Church, London