It's impossible for me to talk about this band without comparing them to The Measure (SA). Lauren Measure has talked about how much she's a fan of this band and when I first encountered them in an underground London bowling alley I was wearing a Measure (SA) shirt that the lead singer talked to me about when I bought a shirt and 7" off them. It's not just a set of trite coincidences that equate these bands in my mind though, they do both play a similar sort of scratchy melancholy-tinged pop-punk with female vocals in the Discount tradition.
Like I said, the music seems to follow the vocals, and in that way again it's less complex in its structure than the The Measure (SA), they don't like to let a song run around through different styles with slow-intros building into bigger angrier sounds, or faking endings only to stomp back into action. Caves prefer to hit a certain sweet spot and work it, repeating a couple of lines of lyrics over the same riff, grinding out a little repetitive groove and eeking all the tension and meaning out of that simple little refrain. It's like a more complex less explicit take on the Herman's Hermits/Judy is a Punk announcement "Second verse, same as the first!" This album is a really enjoyable listen and perfect proof that while two bands can appear to be doing the same sort of thing, the way they approach it and execute it is completely different.