caroline Debut New Single “Good morning (red)”

caroline, have shared “Good morning (red),” the single is off debut album which will be released on Feb 25, 2022 via Rough Trade Records
caroline, have shared new single “Good morning (red)”

caroline, have “Good morning (red),” the single follows London band’s previous single “IWR”, both off from their debut album which will be released on Feb 25, 2022 via Rough Trade Records.

Guitarist/vocalist Mike O’Malley on “Good morning (red):”

“Good morning (red)”, “We wrote the basic electric guitar parts, drums and “Good morning, it’s that time again” vocal line in early 2017 and used to play it as a loop for ages, twice as fast as it is on the recorded version, as this kind of never-ending, triumphant emo song. It felt like there was something to be hopeful for in early 2017. This very damaging political consensus was being challenged and there was a real sense that things could be different. That feeling is maybe best summed up by [guitarist/vocalist] Casper Hughes’ shouting (“Can I be happy in this world? We’ll have to change it, it doesn’t suit us.”) As we got interested in other sounds and recording techniques, we always came back to ‘Good morning’, reworking it and developing it in line with whatever we were interested in at the time. In its final recorded form, it’s kind of a song in two halves. The first half is how the band started: us playing a long song live in a room. And the second half is more what we are interested in now: different recorded worlds co-existing and colliding with one another. It’s the first song we ever wrote so it’s exciting that people are finally going to hear it in recorded form.”

caroline began in early 2017, evolving out of weekly improvisation sessions. Band members brought together their shared influences, including Midwestern emo, Appalachian folk, minimalist classical and various forms of electronic music, slowly expanding their ranks as the songs developed. Rough Trade released their debut single “Dark blue” in March 2020.

Their debut album caroline was mixed by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (black midi, Lankum). On it, songs can cascade like an avalanche with the full force of so many instruments, squalling and rumbling on the edge of all-out collapse. At other times they slip back into impossibly fragile moments of quiet – a simple bassline or a rattle of snare the only sound amid a dark sea of silence. caroline know exactly the right balance between restraint and release. “Sometimes things sound much better when there’s empty space,” says Llewellyn. “Sometimes you might populate [a song] with too many things and forget that an element on its own is enough.”

Track Listing
Rough Trade

01) Dark blue
02) Good morning (red)
03) desperately
04) IWR
05) messen #7
06) Engine (eavesdropping)
07) hurtle
08) Skydiving onto the library roof
09) zilch
10) Natural death

2022 Tour Dates

02/26/22 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East
3/24/22 – Margate, UK @ The Margate Caves
3/25/22 – Cardiff, UK @ Shift
3/26/22 – Bristol, UK @ Tobacco Factory
3/27/22 – Brighton, UK @ West Will Hall
3/29/22 – Ipswich, UK @ The Baths
3/30/22 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
3/31/22 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
4/01/22 – Newcastle, UK @ Gosforth Civic Centre
4/02/22 – Glasgow, UK @ Audio
4/03/22 – Edinburgh, UK @ Summerhall
4/04/22 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
4/05/22 – Cambridge, UK @ Unitarian Church
4/05/22 – London, UK @ Cecil Sharp House
4/19/22 – Paris, FR @ La Instant Chavires
4/21/22 – Rotterdam, NL @ Motel Mozaique
4/22/22 – Rotterdam, NL @ Motel Mozaique
4/23/22 – Rotterdam, NL @ Motel Mozaique
4/25/22 – Berlin, DE @ Silent Green
4/26/22 – Jena, DE @ Trafo
4/27/22 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
4/28/22 – Arlon, BE @ Les Aralunaires
4/29/22 – St Gallen, CH @ Palace
4/30/22 – Lausanne, CH @ Association du Salopard
5/03/22 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
5/04 – Madrid, ES @ El Sol
5/05 – Lisbon, PT @ ZDB

Pre-order caroline by caroline HERE


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