David Kear is one of the most unique voices in British comedy. His principle character of Charlie Chuck is an unpredictable powder-keg of visceral joy. Often putting a dark twirl on commonplace Northern activities, his unhinged persona found laughs from discomfort years before better-known contemporaries. In the early 90’s, Kear began to accrue more mainstream fame through television. He first appeared to a wider audience, as Chuck, on Sky Star Search (in 1990), an odd little show fronted by James Whale.
After sailing the underground for the better part of his life, Juiceboxxx still has an undying thirst to move ever onward. He’s made a name for himself with uniquely direct music, and a live show that lives up to it in spades. Each release sees him delving further and further into what the fuck it even means to be alive; sometimes with anger and confusion, others with an optimistic abandon.
This has helped him maintain a dedicated cult audience, who religiously follow his various interesting endeavours. His strong musical catalogue is just one arm of the Juiceboxxx world; a strange place encompassing energy drinks, radio shows, self-deprecating video-blogs and more.… [continue reading]
Adam Volerich is a storyteller. His devotion to such narratives has brought him to develop talents in a wide array of disciplines. Be it through writing, directing, editing, producing or more, Volerich is always able to convey something evocative and interesting. His passion and, self-proclaimed, anxious intensity make him an extremely promising young creative, with an enormous weight to his catalogue. Volerich has no apparent interest in slowing down either, instead pushing ever-forward into new territory.[continue reading]
Nick Lutsko is a young musician of unbridled creativity. He’s someone who truly knows how to build a world, from the constituent elements of its puppet inhabitants to an endlessly engaging approach to his audience and marketing. Through his songwriting, recording and performances, he’s amassed no small amount of success and respect as one of Chattanooga’s foremost local musicians. His commercial work for such outlets as Super Deluxe has only given his considerable talent a wider exposure. The sky being the only apparent limit for Lutsko’s potential, he appears to be at the beginnings of a profoundly influential and fulfilling career.… [continue reading]
Editing is a true passion for Dominick Nero. As a contributor to such powerhouses as Super Deluxe and A.V. Club, it’s only natural that he understands its power. Because of that very fact, his work has seen enormous success and respect. While many artists approach the internet with intense cynicism, Nero embraces its stage wholeheartedly. His editing has become just another way for him to express his drives. He’s someone who sees the potential in social media, using it every step of the way as a tool for development. A master of comic timing and editing techniques, Nero has his finger resoundingly on the pulse.… [continue reading]
Secret Cave has been a quiet dwelling since the turn of New Year. Indeed, only seven days into it, time taken off in this period is somewhat natural and understandable. It’s been the case for the two Bens after all, both of whom have had swathes of personal and professional flotsam to attend to. As a freer agent however, I would usually have posted a couple of things up by now. Truth is, something terrifying has reared its head; something I didn’t expect until at least my fifties. For the past week, I have been suffering immense hearing damage.
I’m going to try and use this as a jumping off point for talking about a few things. … [continue reading]
Hear the writers discuss Karl Pilkington on the Secret Cave Podcast!
I know there’s a steadfast handful who will agree with me when I say that the XFM radio shows, hosted by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, are the finest work any of them has produced. Predating their far more well known podcasts, and any of Pilkington’s now ubiquitous solo outings, these bootlegged series have such intensity that it would be impossible to replicate. Considering the more cleanly produced approach of their spiritual sequels, it’s clear that they really did think barely anyone was listening. The freedom this allowed them and the controversy it would occasionally cause would both become key aspects; anarchic madness punctuating the show at every turn.… [continue reading]