Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Caught In A Crossfire - Higher and Higher (Jackie Wilson Punk Cover)
Recently I came across this cover version of the old Jackie Wilson hit, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher (Wilson's version came out in 1967 on Brunswick Records and earned him a U.S. number 1) by a band from Portsmouth called Caught In A Crossfire.
The band have been together since 2010 and feature Ben Walton (lead vocals), Sam O Leary (lead guitar, vocals), Matt Laughton (bass/vocals) and Bradley Buckwell (drums, percussion). Influenced by early Blink 182, Alkaline Trio, New Found Glory etc they've progressed from playing mainly covers into a more cohesive unit who write their own pop punk tunes like this one that appeared on their debut ep : http://caughtinacrossfire.bandcamp.com/releases. Earlier this year Coffee Jingle Records released their Lighten Up ep.
Whilst recording the Lighten Up ep, they also did their Jackie Wilson cover. This is Higher And Higher......