We will perform an acoustic set at Stockport’s ace new venue, Bask, on Monday, 10th October 2022. This will be only our second live show of the year, as part of the free-entry ‘Acoustica’ night. Expect to hear some new songs, old favourites, and maybe a surprise or two!
New track ‘The Drums’ was released on Friday, 22nd April 2022, the first song taken from the forthcoming second album. ‘The Drums’ is now available to stream on all platforms, or to buy via our Bandcamp site, and was released through Ranch Records.
Steve Lamacq included The Drums on his BBC 6 Music ‘New Music Fix’ show (06.05.2022)
DJ Zac Peach had the exclusive first play of The Drums on Salford City Radio (94.4 FM in the UK, or online), and has since been playing it regularly on his two weekly shows – Declaration of Independence (every Wednesday evening) and Unsigned, Sealed and Delivered (each Sunday afternoon). Follow the links to tune in to the station, or to use the Listen Again function. Listen out for some more exclusive news soon…
The Drums review for ‘RGM Recommends – Top 5‘ by Reyt Good Magazine: “Clamorous and captivating… a racing and exhilarating blend of psychedelic, shoegaze and indie rock, with kaleidoscopic layers of galloping drums and guitars.” (23.04.2022)
The Drumswas included in ‘Laura Beth’s Mixtape Top 10‘ on Reclaim Radio: “I loved it. Great band. Make sure you get out and see them, well worth a watch.” (27.04.2022)
Radio Wigwam have featured the track numerous times on their Eclectica show, hosted by Mike Green, including Sunday 1st May, from 7pm (UK).
Dr Bones and Mike Five aired The Drums on their weekly New Music Saturday NMS show (30.04.2022) ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’
“Wow! Holy Shit! The lyrics were amazing… what a great tune.” – Dr Bones
“Absolutely fantastic. It built across the track, absolutely superb. Love the way they bend the guitar with the fuzz at the end, it almost sounds like it’s scratching, when someone scrapes their nails across the chalk board. In a musical way! Beautiful tune. Love it!” – Mike Five
See the Press page for full reviews, features and radio play details
Stage times for the sold-out YANA Fest 2022 have been released. Carousel Clouds will perform at the 33 Oldham Street venue at 15:30, on Saturday, 5th March 2022. The festival is now sold out.
Message from YANA Fest:
“As we’re fully sold out this Saturday, we advise getting to venues early to catch the band you want tosee. All venues will be busy so expect queues. We’ll be operating a one in one out system once the venue hits capacity“
This festival was originally scheduled for March 2020. Following its postponement, Neil recorded a solo set at home, as reported in Manchester Evening News, to try to keep the spirit of the festival alive at a difficult time for so many. This can be viewed on the Carousel Clouds YouTube page.
Proceeds from the festival go to the Manchester Mind charity, who have ‘been supporting better mental health for everyone for over 30 years’.
To help plan your day at the festival, visit the Clashfinder site, which allows you to view all stage times, and highlight the acts you plan to see on the day.
Big thanks to everybody who came to see the recent Carousel Clouds acoustic performance at Head in Stretford. We enjoyed it so much that we have confirmed a new show at one of our favourite venues – the Eagle Inn, Salford.
This acoustic set falls on the Friday before the festive period, and will feature a mix of new and old songs, plus maybe a seasonal surprise…
Friday, 17th December 2021 – Salford Eagle Inn Carousel Clouds (acoustic) + Leon the Pigfarmer + The Jade Assembly (acoustic)
The next Carousel Clouds show will be an acoustic performance at Manchester Head, on Thursday, 18th November 2021. This will be the first live performance in over two years, and will feature some new songs.
Also playing at the free entry BUSK event will be:
Gaz Whelan (Happy Mondays) – Performing ‘Song and Stories‘, an acoustic set plus audience Q+A.
Leon the Pigfarmer – Beat poet described by Louder than War as “A true talent with a mind full of gems, compelling.“
Carousel Clouds – Acoustic set by the Salford ghost-gaze act BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq labelled “Entrancing“.
Following the recent Extended Bathroom Break set, as featured in Manchester Evening News, Carousel Clouds have maintained social distancing to collaborate on an acoustic performance of Grace (Look No Further). View the video below, to hear the performance, and some background to the song.
Unfortunately, YANA Fest 2020, the multi-venue event scheduled to take place in Manchester on 28th March 2020, has been postponed, in response to the pandemic.
A date for Saturday, 5th March 2022 has been confirmed. Full details will be confirmed in due course, and all original tickets remain valid for the new date.
This event was arranged with proceeds to Manchester MIND mental health charity. At times like these, such organisations are as vital as ever. We would like to continue our support for their great work in some small way; Neil performed a solo set on Saturday, 28th March 2020 – at the time of the original festival date, which has featured in the Manchester Evening News’ City Life feature (see image below).
The home-recorded set included previously-unheard Carousel Clouds songs from the forthcoming second album, and a cover version or two as well. The set can be viewed on our YouTube page, or through the player below.
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