The CarpelsIt’s been quite a year for Brummy-band The Carpels so far. They’ve signed to One Beat Records, a local label run by Jon Brookes (drummer for The Charlatans), been featured on BBC Radio 1 and photographed by Libertines photographer Roger Sargent.
Deep breath.The five-piece band have fused a number of different sounds to create punkish, indie, dubstep infused tracks with simple, ear-grabbing vocals.Their first release, Sand, was played on BBC Radio 1 by Rob da Bank, who called it “amazing” and also on BBC 6Music as part of Mark Radcliffe’s show. (free download of Sand below)
Sand (Free download) by thecarpelsThe Carpels new track, called Handshakes, was produced by Jim Spencer who’s worked with New Order, The Cribs, Doves and Shaun Ryder among others. It perfectly exemplified the clean sound that The Carpels are becoming known for with screaming vocals and catchy lyrics.It was previewed in London only a matter of weeks ago at the hip-indie venue The Queen of Hoxton as part of the This Feeling club night run by One Beat Records. The Carpels, despite being a band still in their infancy, were well received by a perceptive audience.The new video for Handshakes is a bright and adrenaline-fuelled glance at the band interjected with just a splice of storyline. Handshakes (Forthcoming single available from 21st August 2011) by thecarpels You can check out the video here, ahead of the official single release in August:
(for those outside of the UK, you can view their video for ‘Sand’ below)