'The Carousels deliver an important reminder that it's quite possible to be psychedelic without overloading the eardrums, opting instead for a Byrds-flavoured twelve-string jangle.' Louder Than War
'Melodious and up-tempo, the Live Revolution rendition of The Carousels' Mayflower blows its studio recording out of the water. With vocals perfectly spun among sunshower guitars and heady percussion, intricacy is intensified in the live arena yet made to sound effortless.' Britpop News
'Moving more in to the more pop arena, the octahedron of sound is squared up with The Carousels, whose song craft is very reminiscent of the Liverpool band Shack in their pomp around the release of the HMS Fables album.' Qromag
The album will be released on cd and digital worldwide (on Northern Star Records) and on vinyl (through Sugarbush Records). The album contains 7 brand new recordings alongside selected highlights of the previous self-released CDRs 'Sweet Northern Light' and 'Call Along The Coast.'
The Carousels take influence from Gene Clark, The Byrds and Gram Parsons and have been compared to fellow Scots Teenage Fanclub, Whiteout and the Cosmic Rough Riders. They have received multiple plays and Song of The Day on KEXP Radio for Marianne and have received airplay by Steve Lamacq on BBC6 Music.
The Carousels have appeared on Northern Star's legendary Psychedelica series alongside the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, The Hiss, The High Dials and many others. Having supported the Telescopes at the 2013 Northern Star Weekender, the band were asked back for 2014 after a rousing performance which led to an appearance on 'Live Revolution' the vinyl only release featuring live highlights from the Weekender. The band have also played the Cavern Club in Liverpool 3 years on the run as part of the International Pop Overthrow Festival alongside The Junipers and bands featuring ex-members of The La's.(all taken by deejay.de)
Wonderful album full of Folk, Power Pop, Psychedelic Pop, Teenage Fanclub sounds,..what more can i say? Scottish boys do world class pop music. Don't miss it!
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