The Carousels formed out of necessity; to carry on in the fine tradition of bands from their area. They come from a place where the likes of The Byrds, Gram Parsons and Gene Clark are still as important to people as they always were and this shines through in their music. Indeed, the great art of the melody, the soaring harmony and the chiming jangle of the twelve-string have been passed down, taught and copied like some kind of ancient musical recipe. It’s true, The Carousels exist in many ways like a collective, with band members old and new dropping in and out whenever suits. Once a Carousel, always a Carousel, if you will.
The band’s debut LP ‘Sweet Northern Light’ followed on from the well-received ‘Call Along The Coast’ EP and was written and recorded in their hometown and mastered by Mike Denton of The Lucid Dream. It also fell on the back of a host of successful high-profile gigs, not least a sell- out show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of 2012’s International Pop Overthrow Festival. Furthermore, a feature on that performance appeared in the local Liverpool press, where they received a nod of approval from Barry Sutton of The La’s, one of their all-time favourite bands.
The Carousels’ sets at the legendary Northern Star Records Weekenders were well received and new LP ‘Love Changes Like The Seasons’ is out now on vinyl LP (Sugarbush), and CD (Northern Star Records), as well as the usual digital formats.
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It is an absolute honour and a privilege for us to be associated with the legendary Northern Star Records. Please have a browse on their site and buy everything in sight. If you think we make a decent sound, wait until you hear the rest of what Northern Star has to offer. Eternal thanks and gratitude to Scott Causer. Thanks for believing.
Thanks also to Markus Holler at Sugarbush for his belief. Check out the Sugarbush website too for hours and hours of brilliance!