el capitan

el capitan

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El Capitan are a newly formed alternative act from ireland with huge plans and songs to match. The band make no apologies to the fact they want a recording deal, want their music to reach as many people as possible.


El Capitan are an alternative rock band from N Ireland. Only newly formed the band have began taking their initial steps of playing live on the local Irish alternative circuit. The band cite influences including Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, and Radiohead amongst many other's, combining all their favourite parts from each and melding them all together to create their own unique alloy of alternative rock. The band formed in April 06 while guitarist Sean Mc Goldrick and vocalist Mark Phair have been writing songs for a number of years previous. Mc Goldrick previously played in numerous local circuit bands as a drummer. David Jordan with John Monagahan joined to complete the line-up on both Drums and Bass respectively while Mc Goldrick and Phair began reworking acoustic demos to full band songs adding newer songs along the way. Earlier in the year Bass Player John Monagahan departed and has since been replaced by Ronan McGrade. Despite their short history the band have already won a number of fans and admirers including record producer's Chris Sheldon (foo fighters, the pixies, feeder) (chrissheldon.co.uk) and Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers) whom have both expressed an interest to work with them and have received numerous positive reviews from local press including BBC's across the line.


El Capitan are planning to release their debut ep/mini album this winter most notably as an electronic download release via iTunes, (Worldwide), Napster, eMusic, Sony Connect, Rhapsody, and MusicNet.

The band are planning approx 5-7 songs to be included with the tentative name of 'Prepare to Drfit'