Britpop fans remember Martin Carr as the lead singer of the Boo Radleys, a British alt-rock band that evolved from its shoegazey roots and eventually giving us pop anthems like “Wake Up, Boo!” and “C’Mon Kids.” Unlike many Britpop frontmen who left the music industry after their bands disbanded in the late ’90s, Carr found success as a solo artist. Initially adopting the moniker bravecaptain, Carr later returned to releasing music under his real name.
With seven solo albums already under his belt, Carr is following up 2009’s Ye Gods (And Little Fishes) with The Breaks due out September 26 on Tapete Records.
The record’s first single, “The Santa Fe Skyway,” is a sunny pop tune filled with harmonies and horns. “The weird thing is despite all this angst, it’s the most immediate and accessible record I’ve made in a while,” Carr says in a presser, which we caught via a href=”https://www.facebook.com/rwffmusic/posts/800764496622842″ target=”_blank”>RW/FF. “I love pop music and find it liberating. It fills me with joy.”