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Emerging Alternative Band The Black Captain Release Brand New Hit ‘Sunshine On My Mind’

October 3, 2022

The Black Captain are a 3-piece band from Balrothery Co Dublin. Featured in 2013 by 2XM as best of Irish for their debut single ‘Calling to you’ the band went on to release their self-titled debut EP in 2015. After a long hiatus the band reformed in 2019 and began working on their debut album in Crookedwood studios Slane with producer Dave Arkins.

In July 2022 they released their most recent single ‘One Last

Summer’ which gained critical acclaim in Hotpress magazine who premiered the video and described the track as ‘Infectiously catchy, gripping you from the first listen’  and The Last Mixed Tape who described it as ‘Big, ambitious indie-rock that leaves a lasting impression’. The band have also recently received airplay on RED FM, RTE 2XM, KCLR FM, BEAT 102/103, LMFM, and performed a live acoustic session on South Dublin FM. The single was also featured on Playlists by Hotpress, Goldenplec and HearOne.

The band are made up of close friends Paul Rock, Alan Lynch and Dermot Hagan and have been creating music together as long as they can remember. The name comes from navigating life’s challenges through the darkness and back into the light. The Black Captain’s sound is rooted in Alternative rock, indie and Americana taking in elements of Sam Fender, The Killers, Bruce Springsteen, The lemonheads and with a touch of 90’s guitar pop sprinkled on top. Drenched in festival sing along choruses and soaring melodies their latest music is sure to grab a hold of you and never let go.


Hot on the heels of their recent critically acclaimed single ‘One Last Summer’,

The Black Captain are back with their highly anticipated second single ‘Sunshine in my mind’.

According to the band it’s a raucous indie anthem, driven by a relentless frustration and the seemingly endless noise that is disconnecting and isolating people the world over. Sunshine in my mind captures the pressure that society places on people to exist rather than live and how the power to change lies inside each and every one of us.The band are excited to share this singalong anthem rooted in influences from Indie, alternative and americana.

Fans of artists like Sam Fender, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, and The Killers will love this record.

The track was written by Paul Rock (Vocalist and Guitarist),

arranged by The Black Captain, recorded, and produced by David Arkins @

Crookedwood studios, Slane Co. Meath, and Mastered by SoundPorter in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Big ambitious indie-rock from The Black Captain, the driving sound of ‘One Last Summer’ finds The Black Captain has a jangled, laid back sound that leaves a lasting impression” – The Last Mixed Tape

 “Infectiously catchy, gripping you from the first listen” – HotPress


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