“Entrancing” – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music, on Invisible Lines

“What better note to end the show on, than their three-and-a-half-minute epic, Invisible Lines?” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music


  • Radio interview with Neil for BBC Manchester Upload show with David Scott 1h30m into the show (14.05.2022)
  • Radio live acoustic performance and interview with Neil on Salford City Radio, for Zac Peach’s Declaration of Independence show. (11.05.2022) Listen again to the two-part feature, Part 1 at ‘Wed20 Wednesday 11 May’ after 29m00s, and part 2 at ‘Wed21 Wednesday 11 May’ from 33m20s.
  • Manchester Evening News City Life described Neil’s ‘Extended Bathroom Break‘ video set recorded in place of the postponed YANA Fest show as an ‘excellent performance’ (03.04.2020)
  • Radio interview with Dale, Jam and Neil on the Dave Sweetmore show, Revolution 96.2 FM Audio Link 38m50s into the show (23.09.2018)
  • Interview with Neil and Dale for Off The Record (19.09.2018)
  • Interview with Neil by The Fountain (27.05.2018)
  • ‘Tales of Coincidence’ Track-by-track with Neil, for Even The Stars (02.04.2018)
  • Manchester Evening News City Life feature, full article below (07.07.2017). “Carousel Clouds take the best bits of psych, prog and shoegaze and create concise pop songs of intense, vertiginous beauty.” 

Music Reviews

  • Review of The Drums 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)
  • Laura Beth’s Mixtape Top 10‘ introducing The Drums on Reclaim RadioI loved it. Great band. Make sure you get out and see them, well worth a watch.” (27.04.2022)
  • Dr Bones and Mike Five aired The Drums on New Music Saturday NMS show (30.04.2022): ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’: “Wow! Holy Shit!” “Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful tune. Love it!”
  • Grace (Look No Further) / Blood Red Sky single review by Off The Record“A truly great addition to the band’s discography and a worthy addition to any music lover’s collection…” (23.01.2019)
  • Tales of Coincidence album review by Projecto Cellophane (01.05.2018)
  • Always Talking ‘Track Of The Day’ review by Little Indie Blog: “A big, layered number that stretches instrumentation across a four and a half minute soundscape…” (09.10.2017)
  • Invisible Lines ‘Track Of The Day’ review by Even The Stars“A beautifully haunting tense song that builds slowly, simmering and then shimmering into glorious life with layered vocals and intricate instrumentation…” (05.07.2017)
  • Invisible Lines review by (Sic) Magazine: “An art in itself… a satisfying mouthful that’ll only leave you wanting more…” (26.06.2017)

Live Reviews

  • Live review by Even The Stars: “The beauty in Carousel Clouds’ music is the way they almost effortlessly sweep you off your feet… This is music made for music’s sake, not for ego, certainly not for money, but for the love of creating art to share with others…”


  • 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, and played it regularly on his weekly shows – Declaration of Independence and Unsigned, Sealed and Delivered
  • The Andrew Douglas Show closed show 78 with The Drums on Webcom Radio (28.05.2022)
  • Radio Wigwam have featured The Drums numerous times on their Eclectica show, hosted by Mike Green, including Sunday 1st May 2022, from 7pm (UK)
  • The Drums was included in ‘Laura Beth’s Mixtape Top 10‘ on Reclaim Radio (27.04.2022)
  • Dr Bones and Mike Five aired The Drums on their weekly New Music Saturday NMS show (30.04.2022) ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’
  • Grace (Look No Further) featured on Shell Zenner‘s Amazing Radio show (30.08.2018, 01.09.2018 and 02.09.2018)
  • Always Talking was broadcast onBBC Music Introducing in Manchester‘ (26/08/2017) and BBC Introducing in Merseyside (02.09.2017)
  • Tom Robinson played Invisible Lines to close his BBC 6 Music showThe BBC Introducing Mixtape‘ (26/06/2017)
  • The first ever Carousel Clouds airplay was by Steve Lamacq, who played Invisible Lines on his BBC ‘6 Music Recommends’ show (09.06.2017)


‘The Drums’ has also been added to the following Spotify Playlists:
‘Releases of the Week’ by Alternative Tracks:
‘ThePick 22 April’ by The Pick Podcast at Fylde Coast Radio:
‘New Releases North West’ by We Are Manchester:

Manchester Evening News CityLife (07.07.2017) full article:

“WHO ARE THEY? A Manchester band injecting some gothic angst into your summertime listening. Boasting a few familiar faces in their line-up (Neil Meehan, formerly of Optional Wallace, Tamsin Middleton, of Mr Heart), this enigmatic quintet have been quietly seducing Manc audiences with their songs of, they tell us, ‘life, conflict existentialism, death, anxiety, and spritualism’. Still, if debut single Invisible Lines, released today, is anything to go by, the dark side has rarely sounded so appealing.

“Propelled by Meehan’s angsty vocals, sinewy guitar lines and Bunnymen-esque levels of gothic bombast, Carousel Clouds take the best bits of psych, prog and shoegaze and create concise pop songs of intense, vertiginous beauty. Having had a sneaky listen to their full-length debut LP (due out later this year), CityLife is pleased to report they’ve got plenty more brooding pop gems up their sleeves.

:FOR FANS OF: Spiritualized, Daughter, Lanterns on the Lake, Echo & The Bunnymen.

“MAKE A DATE: Carousel Clouds play The Eagle Inn, Salford, tonight (Friday, July 7). More info at –”

Made in Manchester – Carousel Clouds – published in the Manchester Evening News, CityLife, 7th July 2017