CAROLINE – ” Dark Blue / BRJ “

Posted: April 3, 2020 in MUSIC
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London-based band Caroline, who recently highlighted as a British band to know in 2020, have released two new tracks, which coincidentally are perfect for easy listening while working from home. New from Rough Trade Records, Caroline’s two singles, “Dark blue” and “BRJ,” are available across DSPs now and will be released as a 12” single on April 24th. The new songs are musically beautiful as the members of Caroline play everything from cello, violin, electric guitar and even the trumpet.

Caroline began as a three-piece (Jasper Llewellyn, Mike O’Malley, Casper Hughes) in early 2017, initially evolving out of weekly improvisation sessions. Bringing together shared influences in, and experiences of playing, midwestern ‘emo’ guitar music, Appalachian folk, minimalist classical and various forms of dance music.

Caroline’s debut 12″ single features lead track ‘Dark blue’ (A side) and ‘BRJ’ (B side). A hand drawn 12” insert is included with all orders.

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 slowly expanded their on-stage members before playing their debut show as Caroline in 2018.

Recent Rough Trade signing Caroline are perhaps the most mystifying and gorgeous sounding group in this bunch. The London band started as a three-piece in 2017 as a result of regular improvisational jams, and they soon began adding members. Despite no name for the project yet, they spent a year and a half playing in secret before performing shows, which now include eight members. They’re currently working on their debut album, but all we have now is “the first half of a two-part video project” called “Dark blue,” a painfully beautiful, ever-unfolding composition that borders on slowcore, classical, emo and folk.

Caroline, an eight-person London-based band, present the first half of a two part video project.

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