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When the British indie pop band the Boo Radleys called it quits in 1998, founding guitarist and songwriter Martin Carr began a solo career under the moniker Brave Captain, releasing a steady string of albums, EPs, and singles in the first half of the 2000s. His eclectic, more electronic-leaning songs were a far cry from the Radleys' guitar-based shoegaze style and were also notable for featuring Carr himself on vocals, something he rarely did in the old days. Following the release of 2006's Distractions LP, Carr abandoned the Brave Captain name, choosing instead to use his given name on 2009's Ye Gods (And Little Fishes). At this point in his career, the myriad of different styles and influences had begun to blend together into an amalgam of folk, Baroque pop, country, dub, and a bit of Radleys-esque power pop. Aside from a 2012 single, Carr remained relatively quiet over the next several years before returning in September 2014 with his second proper solo album The Breaks. ~ Timothy Monger