Punk Goes Pop with East Capri’s soaring cover of Ariana Grande’s “Positions”

by the partae

Punks goes pop with the release of East Capri‘s latest single, an electrifying cover of an Ariana Grande favourite, “Positions“.

The Brisbane alt-rock outfit meld their heavy roots with pop sensibility, culminating in an impressively unique rendition of a modern classic. Mixed, mastered and recorded in-house by guitarist Jackson Deasy of Dark Polar Collective, the trio pay homage to one of Grande’s biggest hits by mirroring monster vocal acrobatics and maintaining the elements that make “Positions” a pop banger, while also showcasing their heavy-inspired identity.

With its bright and highly styled aesthetics, East Capri step out of their comfort zone with the accompanying clip. The music video is dripping with personality as the band explore sexual expression and lighthearted humour, which combined makes for a fun-filled watch. Stream here.

After the warm welcome received from the release of their debut EP ‘Wake n Repeat‘, East Capri make way for a new chapter with intent to broaden the possibilities of their creativity while honouring their foundations. Vocalist Eden Cartwright explains, “We’re a band that doesn’t want our listeners to get too comfortable with our sound. We love to push the boundaries of the genres we find ourselves writing and incorporating new flavours and sounds into it.”

East Capri is Eden Cartwright (vocals), Jackson Deasy (guitar) and Jamal Irlam (guitar). Taking inspiration from bands to the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Twenty One Pilots and I Prevail among others, East Capri pool their collective influences together and endeavour to produce music with feeling.

Since their inception, East Capri have found their footing, mastered their craft and have become a staple in the Brisbane alternative rock scene. The band have shared the stage with fellow Brisbane acts including Headwreck, Revoid, Bad Neighbour and more.

2021’s extended release ‘Wake n Repeat‘ shared a delicate side to the band that culminated in an honest and cathartic collection of music. In collaboration with Lance Prenc (Alpha Wolf, Void of Vision, Mirrors) on mix and mastering, East Capri produced their own body of work with Jackson Deasy once again in the drivers seat.

The debut EP saw support from triple j and Unearthed with multiple plays on singles “Wake n Repeat“, “Liberate” and “Danger to Myself“, which additionally earned a spot on Spotify AU + NZ’s New Music Friday playlist the day of release on top of adds to Homegrown + Heavy and Rock Out. “Wake n Repeat” was impressively featured in an AFL broadcast on Channel 7 and was editorially covered nationally across its release.

Positions” is available and streaming everywhere now.

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