caroline

caroline

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25th February 2022 / LP or CD / Rough Trade
     

caroline

caroline

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A quite stunning debut from the experimental eight-piece.

Released: 25th February 2022
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UK eight-piece caroline’s eponymous debut album often cascades with force like an avalanche, squalling and rumbling on the edge of all-out collapse. At other points 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. These songs are expansive and emotive pieces, their rich palette drawing on a mixture of choral singing, Midwestern emo and O’Malley and Llewellyn’s roots in Appalachian folk.

Dinked Edition Number 160
+ Transparent LP *
+ Bonus 7” - 2 exclusive additional songs *
+ Signed alternative art print *
+ Foil numbered sleeve *
+ Limited pressing of 600 *
+ One Per Customer

* Dinked Edition EXCLUSIVE

“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.” Elsewhere on the record the band have employed a collage-like technique, combining snippets of lo-fi recordings from a myriad of different locations – a barn in France, the members’ bedrooms and living rooms, the atmospheric swimming pool in which they also filmed sublime live sessions for ‘Dark blue’ and ‘Skydiving onto the library roof’ – with more traditional group sessions at the Total Refreshment Centre and their studio in Peckham.

The growth that began as a scrappy guitar band above a pub many years ago is still continuing. caroline’s astounding debut album is merely the first step.

1. Dark blue
2. Good morning (red)
3. desperately
4. IWR
5. messen #7
6. Engine (eavesdropping)
7. hurtle
8. Skydiving onto the library roof
9. zilch
10. Natural death

Format /LP or CD
Released /25th February 2022
Catalogue / RT0150LPXE
Barcode / 191402015003
Artist / caroline
Label /Rough Trade
Genre / Experimental
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