London, England band caroline, have announced their signing with Rough Trade Records. The group are celebrating the announcement with via a live session, playing their track “Dark blue”. The session was shot in January 2020, in an unused swimming pool in North London. caroline will perform at several festival dates this spring, and have a headline show in London on April 30th, along with shows at
caroline began as a three-piece (Jasper Llewellyn, Mike O’Malley, Casper Hughes) in early 2017, evolving out of weekly improvisation sessions. The members brought together their shared influences, including Midwestern emo, Appalachian folk, minimalist classical and various forms of dance music, slowly expanding their on-stage membership as the songs developed.
The group spent a year and a half playing privately, without a project name. Reiterating, deconstructing and re-building the same small handful of songs over and over again, the group played their debut show as caroline in 2018. They are currently working on their debut album.
caroline are – Jasper Llewellyn – acoustic guitar, cello, drums, vocals, Mike O’Malley – electric guitar, vocals Casper Hughes – electric guitar, vocals Oliver Hamilton – violin Magdalena McLean – violin Freddy Wordsworth – trumpet, bass Alex McKenzie – clarinet Hugh Aynsley – drums, percussion
2/28 – Oslo, Norway @ by:larm Festival
4/15 – London, UK @ The Barbican w/ Lankum
4/26 – Bristol, UK @ New Music Festival
4/30 – London, UK @ TBD
5/22-24 – Dartington, UK @ Sea Change Festival
8/20-23 – Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival