Saturday, 14 January 2017

CARNIVALS – SINGLE REVIEW

Carnivals – City of Skulls 
Carnivals - City of Skulls


Release Date: Out Now

The chiming guitar at the beginning of this single from Londoners Carnivals literally made me do a cartoony head shake of surprise which would have been funny if I hadn’t been sitting in a room on my own in lounge pants. New single ‘City of Skulls’ rings out like a distress call from a musical ship lost in the late 80s with the aforementioned guitars and smooth synths all hassled along but Keith Moon-esque drumming that just won’t quit. We’re talking Tame Impala but with more English aloofness or The Killers but less concern for their mass appeal or hair products. And then, at just under the three-minute mark, Carnivals go and drop it down in to a Kula Shaker meets the Doors Jazz break that has no place in a single. Or does it? It does, of course it does. It’s a brave slice of music that explores more ideas than most get through in an album.


Live Dates:

27th January – Independent Venue Week @ The Rocksteady, London

4th February – Paper Dress Vintage, London

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