Review : GET CAPE WEAR CAPE FLY - Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager
GuardianWith a moniker taken from a computer game and a laptop for a backing band, 20-year-old Sam Duckworth is a very modern social commentator. An angry young man fired by his desire to escape his Southend home, Duckworth documents the ills of ignorance, prejudice and mass consumption; his brand of folktronica shares more than just its Essex roots with Jamie Cullum and Billy Bragg....full text
DotmusicSouthend's Sam Duckworth - aka Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - has had a short but meteoric rise from MySpace to the Radio 1 playlist, armed with an acoustic guitar, a beats-popping laptop and more than his fair share of teenage angst. Forget comparisons with Billy Bragg and, even more hilariously, The Clash, Sam's world is your typical late teen - unfocussed, politically confused, lots of shouting, but with the ability to pick at an acoustic guitar like an anteater with the scent of termites in its nostrils....full text
Times OnlineThe debut album from Southendís Sam Duckworth (for he is Get Cape etc) is far smarter than its off-putting title suggests. His solo acoustic tunes sound like an emo singer without enough mates to form a band, but he dabbles convincingly in genres from drumíníbass to post-rock, even evoking cult heroes such as Arab Strap and Tortoise. Duckworth is far more interesting than the average singer-songwriter. Or teenager....full text
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