caroline unveil new single ‘Good morning (red)’

Their self-titled debut album lands next month.

Ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album on 25th February via Rough Trade Records, London-based eight-piece collective caroline are sharing new single ‘Good morning (red)’. Guitarist/vocalist Mike O’Malley says, “We wrote the basic electric guitar parts, drums and ‘Good morning, it’s that time again’ vocal line in early 2017 and used to play it as a loop for ages, twice as fast as it is on the recorded version, as this kind of never-ending, triumphant emo song. It felt like there was something to be hopeful for in early 2017. This very damaging political consensus was being challenged and there was a real sense that things could be different. That feeling is maybe best summed up by [guitarist/vocalist] Casper Hughes’ shouting (‘Can I be happy in this world? We’ll have to change it, it doesn’t suit us.’) As we got interested in other sounds and recording techniques, we always came back to ‘Good morning’, reworking it and developing it in line with whatever we were interested in at the time. In its final recorded form, it’s kind of a song in two halves. The first half is how the band started: us playing a long song live in a room. And the second half is more what we are interested in now: different recorded worlds co-existing and colliding with one another. It’s the first song we ever wrote so it’s exciting that people are finally going to hear it in recorded form.” Alongside the new single, the group have also announced a UK/EU tour. Check out the dates below! ‘caroline’ Tracklisting: 01) Dark blue 02) Good morning (red) 03) desperately 04) IWR 05) messen #7 06) Engine (eavesdropping) 07) hurtle 08) Skydiving onto the library roof 09) zilch 10) Natural death See caroline live at the following dates: FEBRUARY 25 - London, Rough Trade East MARCH 24 - Margate - The Margate Caves 25 - Cardiff - Shift 26 - Bristol - Tobacco Factory 27 - Brighton - West Hill Hall 30 - Ipswich - The Baths 31 - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club APRIL 01 - Newcastle - Gosforth Civic Centre 02 - Glasgow - Audio 03 - Edinburgh - Summerhall 04 - Manchester - Soup Kitchen 05 - Cambridge - Unitarian Church 07 - London - Cecil Sharp House 19 - Paris - Les Instant Chavirés 21 - Rotterdam - Motel Mozaique 22 - Rotterdam - Motel Mozaique 23 - Rotterdam - Motel Mozaique 25 - Berlin - Silent Green 26 - Jena - Trafo 27 - Brussels, Botanique 28 - Arlon, Les Aralunaires 29 - St Gallen - Palace 30 - Lausanne, Association du Salopard MAY 03 - Barcelona, Razzmatazz 04 - Madrid, Moby Dick 05 - Lisbon - ZDB Get tickets to watch caroline live now.

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