London based band, Carnivals have hit that Pysch/Indie vibe on the head. With sick instrumentals and vocals that are comparable to the likes of The Smiths and The Maccabees, there is no denying that these guys are talented.
Their new single Shadows, released April 1st is a track with so much potential. The classic punk guitars accompany the lyrics perfectly throughout the song. Shadows gives you a pretty good idea of what the boys have in store for the future and I'll be the first to say that I can't wait to hear more.
Unlike their demo, Shadows unfortunately draws to an end a lot quicker. The psychedelic style intro sets the scene for the whole song before being quickly accompanied by those spot on indie rock lyrics.
When asked where the bands inspiration came from, this is what bass player, George Brimble had to say; "We have our heroes from past eras such as The Doors, The Smiths, The Kinks, Nirvana & Bowie but individually it's very different. Harry our drummer loves a lot of Hip hop ranging from Dr. Dre, Wu Tang to Kendrick Lamar. Myself on bass will look to Motown songs, Sly & the Family Stone, Parliment-Funkadelic as well as rock bands and even Dance Tracks."
George also described the creative process behind Carnivals music; "We all have our own musical ticks, which we fight it out to bring into a song but it’s all these elements from whatever we listen to that makes our sound. We aim to make Indie/Psych music with the greatest hits bits from other genres."
Carnivals are set to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival on the 9th-12th June. To keep up to date with any new releases and live performances, you can hit the band up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube or Soundcloud.
Carnivals is made up of Cal Green (lead vocals/guitar), Joe Hannen (guitar), George Brimble (bass/vox) and Harry Wood (drums/vox).