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Captives are a ferocious hard hitting Rock 'n Punk 'n Roll band from Melbourne. With the release of their debut self titled EP in 2013 and the follow up ‘Butterflies, Diamonds and Lightning’ EP the year after, they quickly gained the attention of national radio in Australia with the first single ‘Insomnia’ becoming one of the top fifty most played songs on Triple J Unearthed radio in that year. 

In 2018 Captives released their debut album ‘ Over the Rainbow’ charting at number fifty six on the iTunes Charts, which was backed up with some hectic touring around the country and support slots for bands such as The Damned, Pulled Apart By Horses, Cog, Shihad, The Mark of Cain, The Hard Ons and more. 

Shortly after the band went back to the studio to track two new digital single releases with the latest hit 'Tommy Gun' gaining masses of attention from Spotify playlists around the globe, even making the cover of the 'Rock Out' playlist in Waynes @orld type scenes landing in the company of the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Green Day and The Darkness. 


The last twelve months have seen Captives hit the shores of Japan for an almighty successful first tour with additional shows added to the schedule in New Zealand and Australia including a national run in support of latest single 'Return to Mars'.

Captives have most recently signed to Japan's Ichigo Records with future plans of Europe and Asia, along with further Australian dates, in 2023.



Captives have toured Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan, with plans to take their rawkus brand of punk n' roll to Europe and back to Japan in 2023. A regular on the Aussie tour circuit, Captives are no strangers to the road.  Stay tuned for tour developments.

Fri June 17 Canberra Pot Belly Bar

Sat June 18 Sydney The Duke

Fri 1st July Devonport Pub Rock Diner

Fri July 8 Melbourne Shotkicker

Fri Sept 30 Launceston Royal Oak

Sat Oct 1 House Party Running on Empty

Friday Oct 8 Gold Coast Mo's Desert Clubhouse

Sat Oct 15 Melbourne Bendigo Hotel

Sun Nov 20 Sydney Frankies Pizza






Dead of Winter Festival | Creepshow Halloween | Wallapalooza Festival


The Damned (UK) | Pulled Apart By Horses (UK) | Cog | Shihad | The Mark of Cain | 

The Hard Ons | Hammers and many more



“The visceral thrill of being throttled by razor-sharp guitars, slapped around the head by thundering drums and screamed at by a man gargling glass." - ROLLING STONE MAG

"Over the rainbow is a typically hard-fast affair for the five piece, who’ve spent the past couple of years making a name for themselves with live shows as uncompromising as their sound" - PILERATS.COM

''A sound reminiscent of early brit-punk acts like Adam and the ants and the nineties edge of The Offspring'' - OVERDRIVE MAGAZINE

  • Single ‘Insomnia’ was one of the top 50 most played songs on Triple J Unearthed radio in 2013 and was added to full Triple J rotation

  • Debut album ‘Over the Rainbow’ charted at number 56 on the overall iTunes Charts

  • Single 'I am Horror' won a Triple J competition to be shot by NIDA which subsequently aired on Virgin Airways inflight entertainment

  • Featured and interviewed multiple times on Triple M amongst other community stations



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