caroline announce debut album ‘caroline’ and share ‘IWR’ single

caroline announce debut album ‘caroline’ and share ‘IWR’ single

London-based eight piece caroline are excited to announce that their eponymous debut album, mixed by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (black midi, Lankum), will be released on Feb 25th 2022 (pre-order / pre-save now). Hear IWR a new track taken from the forthcoming album and check out its self-directed video now. ‘caroline’ will be available on LP / CD / Digital, including a Dinked Limited Edition LP of 600 numbered copies available through UK independent record shops on transparent vinyl with a bonus 7” featuring exclusive audio and a signed print of alternate artwork. We also have a very limited Japanese Import Edition on transparent red vinyl featuring a bonus 12″ poster, available from the Rough Trade Webstore.

caroline began in early 2017, evolving out of weekly improvisation sessions. Band members brought together their shared influences, including Midwestern emo, Appalachian folk, minimalist classical and various forms of electronic music, slowly expanding their ranks as the songs developed. Rough Trade released their debut single “Dark blue” in March 2020, a second single Skydiving onto the library roof followed in May 2021.

On ‘caroline’, songs can cascade like an avalanche with the full force of all those instruments, squalling and rumbling on the edge of all-out collapse. At other times they slip back into impossibly fragile moments of quiet – a simple bassline or a rattle of snare the only sound amid a dark sea of silence. caroline know exactly the right balance between restraint and release. “Sometimes things sound much better when there’s empty space,” says Llewellyn. “Sometimes you might populate [a song] with too many things and forget that an element on its own is enough.”

Having recently completed their first UK tour, caroline will play a long duration improvisational performance at the Purcell Sessions at London’s South Bank on January 15th and Rough Trade East on 25th February, 2022.

Full Album Track Listing:

1.Dark blue

2.Good morning (red)



5.messen #7

6.Engine (eavesdropping)


8.Skydiving onto the library roof


10.Natural death

Forthcoming Live Shows

16/11/21 – London, Earth (Supporting The Microphones) – SOLD OUT

15/01/22 – Southbank Purcell Session, London 

25/02/22 – Rough Trade East, London

pre-order / pre-save ‘caroline’ now

More About caroline:

caroline artist page


Featured Release



25 February 2022
LP / CD / Digital

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