In celebration of what will be Get Cape’s first UK tour run for over four years, Sam and his band are delighted to mark the occasion with the release of new single 'Animate'. 

Hitting the road with a full live band, Sam Duckworth and co. will play an unmissable headline hometown gig at Southend’s Chinnery’s venue on 12 May 2018 before supporting Frank Turner at the Lost Evenings II festival at London Roundhouse on 14 May as well as making other appearances at the likes of Liverpool’s EBGBs, Handmade Festival and more throughout the month of May.

Listen to 'Animate' below.

“These days shortcuts are easy. Whether it's ‘wikipediaing' in a pub quiz or reading the spoilers, technology has made it easier to know it all. By taking a step back from the digital realm, sometimes we are able to feel suspense and uncertainty, in their more forgiving forms. Life is moving so fast, for me, it’s been a case of working out which shortcuts I like and which pre-digital elements of my life I want to retain. Sometimes, that longer car journey is a better experience." muses Sam Duckworth as he takes a step back for a moment’s tranquil contemplation and observation on this dreamy cut from acclaimed latest album Young Adult

Washed in a hazy reverb and bejeweled with sequined synthesiser lines, ‘Animate’ is a mellow, reflective and utterly joyous new single to soundtrack the sleepy awakening of spring. 

After a four year recording hiatus from the moniker, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. returned with his sumptuous new album Young Adult in January 2018. Featuring a string of equally different and individually brilliant singles including 'Adults', 'Always', 'Just A Phase', 'DNA', and ‘VHS Forever’, the album was met with warm reviews, with Louder Than War praising Sam’s skill for “catchy and introspective 3 minute pop songs”, while Upset Magazine championed the record as a “soundtrack to a revolution” (4/5). 

Making his return to the live stage with a triumphant one-off UK show at Village Underground in London back in January to mark the release of Young Adult (a show hailed by The Independent as “a heartfelt and raucous performance” (4/5)), Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is well and truly back. Catch Sam and band at the following shows:

2018 UK tour dates 

04 EBGBs, Liverpool
05 Handmade Festival, Leicester
12 Chinnerys, Southend
14 Lost Evenings, London
27 Common People, London // Twitter: @forgetcape //


One week away from the release of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly's new album Young Adult – out 19 January 2018 – Sam Duckworth has released a live video for 'VHS Forever'. The album track will be available instantly to those who preorder the album on CD, vinyl or download.

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Ignited by an irresistible three-chord riff, this retro-futuristic bottle rocket of fizzing synthesisers and beatific brass is just one of many stratospheric highs to be found on the first Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly album in four years.

A treasure trove of golden couplets and diamond one-liners, ‘VHS Forever’ sees Duckworth offering his unique perspective on the shear nuttiness of consumer trends in the here and now. He says:

"'VHS Forever' is probably the most absurd of the songs on the album. It’s a little bit of fun really. So much of the music that I’ve made previously has been quite heavy and quite political. I just wanted to write a song that highlighted the ridiculousness of feeling like all eras are being relived and rehashed at once, perpetual nostalgia. With one foot in pub rock (especially Dr Feelgood) and another in Britpop, I wanted to write a three-chord pub rock song that was fun and didn’t take itself too seriously.

For me it’s odd because now I’m 31 years old, and the fashion of the current age looks exactly the same as the fashion of the age when I was growing up. Being an artist that’s been around for a long time a lot of people say to me: ‘I used to remember you from my primary school’ and I just think, well I’m talking to adults who remember me from their childhood, when in some ways I still feel like I’m still a child myself. [In ‘VHS Forever’] I’m just trying to wrap it all up into a nice little bubble in a way that doesn’t feel too heavy.”  

New singleVHS Forever sits alongside formerly released tracks “Adults”, “Always”, “Just A Phase”, and DNA”, all of which are available to watch / listen to now, ahead of the full album release.

Plus, to mark the release Sam Duckworth, plus a full band (the same band as featured in the ‘VHS Forever’ video) will be launching the new album with an unmissable one-off live performance at The Village Underground, London on 18th January 2018. Get your tickets here.