“Carling” By Lip filler

"Carling" by Lip Filler is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the UK band's forthcoming album witchescrew out 5/24
Lip Filler Photo credit: Jude Harrison

UK band Lip Filler shares new single “Carling,” the track arrives ahead of their new album witchescrew, available May 24th via Chess Club Records (Couch Party). the band’s EP lyrically examines personal anxieties and fears related to the nocturnal & the paranormal, with references to sleepwalking in previous single “followup” and a mention of The Old Hag in “Ashtray”; a creature commonly associated with phenomenon of sleep paralysis. 2023 saw the band play The Great Escape, Dot To Dot, Y Not, VISIONS and more.

“Carling,” the album’s opening song, was originally used by the band as an interlude “to fill up time when we hadn’t written enough songs for a whole setlist”, before becoming the fan-favourite it is today. A maelstrom of distorted guitars, flailing electronics and uncompromising drums open proceedings, before vocalist George Tucker’s breathless verses take hold.

George Tucker on “Carling”:

“The lyrics for CARLING were recycled from a mixtape I dropped when I was 17 (the original has a second verse regarding Fosters…) and the lead synth was ripped from a B section of a criminally early demo we had called ‘I got my hands’ – a song about w*nking (I wish I was joking). Evidently, this was a very anarchic time for us. It ended up becoming a crowd favourite in our live set so we kept on playing it – now here we are. The mystery of life.”

Lip filler 2024 Tour DATES

25th May, Newcastle – A Stone’s Throw Festival
11th June – London, The Victoria
12th June – Bristol, The Louisiana
13th June – Manchester, The Castle Hotel

Order witchescrew by Lip filler HERE


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