Caged Animals

Performed in Sofar London, Cardiff and NYC

Caged Animals is the musical moniker for Jersey-born, Brooklyn-based songwriter Vincent Cacchione. With a long history in the city's DIY music scene, Cacchione emerged from his roll fronting Soft Black (a folk-rock group who’s members included DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith) to form Caged Animals in 2011, alongside his sister Talya, partner Magali Charron, and childhood friend Patrick Curry. Promptly signing to London’s Lucky Number Music, Caged Animals delivered two LP’s of their tune-forward and sometimes noir-tinged music. Described by The New Yorker as a “hip-hop influenced Velvet Underground” and The Guardian as the perfect band to re-soundtrack Blue Velvet, Caged Animals defend the line between the timeless and the cutting edge, while remaining direct, soulful, and uniquely unguarded. Alongside his work with Caged Animals, Cacchione has begun to make a name for himself as a producer, helming the forthcoming musical debut of acclaimed author Larry “Ratso” Sloman, Stubborn Heart, an LP which afforded Cacchione the opportunity to work with lifelong heroes Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, and John Cale. On the latest Caged Animals LP, Escape Artist, an album which features avant-alto-saxophonist Chris Aiello and includes a ghostly guest, singing saw, appearance by Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel), Caged Animals have distilled their musical vision into it’s most focused form, balancing their intimate song craft with a sonic journey that whispers, howls, and remains consistently engaging. Throughout the LP’s twelve tracks a through-line begins to emerge that pushes gently against the insurmountable and knocks it clean over.

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