Making Time

by Carnival Club

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    Mini Album - Released 12th May 2017 via Demolition Diner Records

    For any rock music fan it’s a source of total pleasure to come across a great young band that not only can rock out and play some great songs, but look the part and pretty good into the bargain! Carnival Club are a quartet of late teenage, early twenty-something’s brimming with excitement, energy and kick out the jams, no holds barred vision. These Manchester based lads – Kai, George, Eddie and Joe - have absorbed their musical learning showing maturity way beyond their youthful years. Their songs are made in the north, will hit you from the north, south, east and west. They will astound the ears and bless the heart.

    Maybe you’d like a Jimi Hendrix ‘Voodoo Chile’ drenched guitar lines and Sabbath sound wars topped off with a supersonic, cigarettes and whisky blues howl; a huge stadium blasting riff with an earworm of a chorus straight out of Valhalla, or a heady LA powertrippin’, staggeringly streetwise smack ‘em down head-rush and head-mash.

    Then there’s more. Yes, those troubles, headaches and issues are there for all to hear - full-on, sonic boom boys boxing snappy, rappy, bratty, spooky and snarly male angst tinged with a touch of sweetness. The trials of youth are being presented in a thrillingly stand up and be counted way.

    Alternatively - and this is pretty damn alternative in today’s manufactured, algorithm dominated, processed to an inch of its life offerings that we’re getting in excess - you get this. It’s a tasting of ‘Prog Rock’ grandeur, quicksilver American west coast psychedelia 50 years on from ‘The Summer of Love’, a hint of machine groove Euro techno, stirrings of Goth with plenty of eye-liner, a Daltrey-esque stutter, bunny rabbits and echo men in long black coats, the resurrection that wants to be adored, thundering herds of buffalo and wildebeest coming over the horizon, right through to the last fading resonance of the drummer’s flailed cymbals and hi-hats ending ‘Headaches’.

    The Manchester Evening News indeed got it right when they reviewed one of their blistering live shows. Carnival Club are "reaching out to grasp the ghostly hand of Lemmy’’ and plenty of other rock gods, alive or dead, with ‘’their musical cues darting in from every rock corner imaginable".
    And that’s for starters.

    Welcome to the Carnival Club world. It’s early days in the entering of the zone pointing towards potential rock and roll greatness with lashings of style thrown in. The 5 songs on their debut ‘Magdalena’s Cape’ EP is a ‘My Generation’ statement for rock fans young, and not so young, recorded loud and clear. Dive in with no fears as, make no mistake, this band and its music takes no prisoners.
    Emerging during and after all the rock and roll death of 2016, here’s Carnival Club getting set to bring 2017 alive.

    ARTIST: Carnival Club
    TITLE: “Magdalena’s Cape”
    RELEASE DATE: Friday 12th May 2017
    LABEL: Demolition Diner Records || DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / SRD
    CAT NO: DDR001V / DDR001CD || BARCODE: 5052571070116 / 5052571070123
    TRACKLISTING: 1. House of Cards, 2. Mistakes, Troubles and Kisses, 3. You’re So Hostile, 4. Magdalena’s Cape, 5. Headache.
    Video: (House of Cards)

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    So much in life seems to come in all at once especially as spring approaches - all that promise! So here comes the second full Carnival Club EP, ‘Nomad and Crooks’. And what a beast it is coming out with a killer roar. It will make 2018 come alive!
    The title track is produced and mixed by Joe Cross (The Courteeners, Hurts). The remaining 4 tracks are engineered and produced by long term collaborator, Kev Carroll. It’s a step up, a leap forward on a recording level for the band from their mightily impressive, now end of year poll topping, ‘Magdalena’s Cape’ EP released in 2017.
    That year ended with Carnival Club having supported The Courteeners’ Liam Fray on his sell-out solo tour. This was a process that was inevitable for Carnival Club - their last three Manchester shows having all sold out, the last headliner shifting 450 tickets. The career and world of Carnival Club is getting bigger, better and bolder.
    The EP’s opener, ‘Sin City’, starts as, and is, a time-travel elevator bringing out the ghosts of King David, solid gold easy action of Marc and supersonic black holes of Bellamy into a heart-felt digital pulse, all passion and purging of the poison so no-one can say ‘Who’s sorry now?’ It’s filled with the harum-scarum sights, the sounds and the smells of the city, appetites for self-destruction, the psychodrama and the dole drumming death-wish, death letters devil in you despair, the six-stringed don’t mess with my head 21st century schizoid man symphonies to the perceived faithless. It’s not a land of milk and honey out there where the rivers of ambition run fast and free, but they are sometimes endlessly diverted or blocked. Who wants to be happy? Fairy tales rarely do come true.
    ‘Sin City’ reads the runes in life with all the rubicon of what the papers say and the internet fakes, but doesn’t come over like a closet astrologer. Life rolls on, be it teen or twenty something angst or admiring the cool dude’s sneaker pimps. It’s a can-do, live fast, never die world and with no parole - or it’s one that’s ‘can don’t’. It may be that blessed are the peacemakers, but being a perfect citizen isn’t easy. It’s a world where finding yet another girl who’s on another planet and wants to be six feet under is all TOO easy.
    From placing onto your personal I-Tunes to become one of ‘my’ tunes, tap into your own original version of a ‘Sin City’ in a house of pain, where the ‘Club’ will love-blow you to the wall to a musical light-show: hook, line and sinker.
    Your addiction to this tune has only just started…… And if ‘Sin City’ doesn’t seduce you on the EP, then ‘Follow the Sun’ will!

    ARTIST: Carnival Club
    TITLE: “Nomads & Crooks”
    RELEASE DATE: 16th March 2018
    LABEL: Demolition Diner Records
    DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / Discovery
    CAT NO: DDR003V and DDR003CD
    BARCODE: 5052571075463 / 5052571075432


    1. Sin City
    2. Follow the Sun
    3. Parole
    4. Nomad
    5. Cut the Slack

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Carnival Club are a four piece rock band from Manchester. Bassist George Peel and guitarist Eddie Moxon met during university and formed the band. Singer Kai Jon Roberts joined in 2016 and drummer John Azopardi joined the band in 2017. The same year they supported Liam Fray on his UK tour.

They draw inspiration from various 90's bands, such as Radiohead, Alice in Chains and Queens of The Stone Age and are trying to recreate the feeling those bands emitted through their music.

They have sold out various venues across Manchester such as Sound Control, The Bread Shed, Ruby Lounge and The Deaf Institute. Their live shows are a loud, energetic spectacle with singer Kai Jon Robert's charismatic demeanour that captures any audience.

They have previously worked with Joe Cross who has writen songs for the likes of Lana Del Ray and La Roux and are currently working with Rex Roulette. They've had radio support from XS Manchester, Absolute Radio and BBC Introducing Manchester.

Their new single 'Making Time' was recorded in Park JQ Studios in Birmingham, mixed and mastered by Rex Roulette in LA. It's a hard hitting, melodic rock song with a catchy chorus and an explosive ending.

Tour Dates:

16/03 - Star & Garter, Manchester
23/03 - The Monarch, London (Camden Rock Presents)
23/03 - Hard Rock Café, London (Acoustic Set)


released March 22, 2019

Written by Carnival Club
(p)&(c) Demolition Diner Records 2019
Published by Copyright Control 2019
Produced by Rex Roulette and Alastair Jamieson

Demolition Diner Records is a subsidiary label of Sugar Shack Records


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