“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


  • “Carousel Clouds take the best bits of psych, prog and shoegaze and create concise pop songs of intense, vertiginous beauty.” Manchester Evening News City Life, full article below.
  • Interview with Neil by The Fountain
  • ‘Tales of Coincidence’ Track-by-track with Neil, for Even The Stars

Music Reviews

  • “An art in itself… a satisfying mouthful that’ll only leave you wanting more.” – Review of Invisible Lines by (Sic) Magazine.
  • “A beautifully haunting tense song that builds slowly, simmering and then shimmering into glorious life with layered vocals and intricate instrumentation.” – ‘Track Of The Day’ review of Invisible Lines by Even The Stars
  • “A big, layered number that stretches instrumentation across a four and a half minute soundscape.” – Track Of The Day: Always Talking by Little Indie Blog
  • Tales of Coincidence album review by Projecto Cellophane

Live Reviews

  • “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.” – Live review by Even The Stars


Manchester Evening News CityLife, 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