, Premiere: Carriages – ‘Roots’

Having impressed at Hard Working Class Heroes last year with their experimental off-filter folk and electronic songs, Carriages, the duo of Harry Bookless and Aaron Page have built up a reputation locally in Dublin as a fine live act.

Their music often takes in field recordings captured around the city (parks, museums, concert halls and coastlines) rather than some remote wild location.

Their new double A-side single, takes it first step forward with ‘Roots’ (‘Significant Landscapes’ is the other track). It’s their most direct track yet, a suitably clip clopping rhythm and synth stabs swell towards the chorus of Page singing “roots run deeper when we play / roots grow high when we lay,” which despite the recordings of the metropolis, firmly place the song in a more pastoral setting.

Carriages will launch their single in The Fumbally Café in Dublin with support from Maria Somerville and John Cummins Poetician (July 4th / €8), before embarking on an unusual Wild Atlantic Irish tour with the help of Homebeat. The single is released on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp on July 2nd.

Artwork by James Kirwan.

Tour Dates

04/07/14 – The Fumbally – Dublin – with Maria Somerville
11/07/14 – Rossknowlagh, Donegal – with Slow Place Like Home
12/07/14 – Shells Café – Strandhill, Sligo – with Conor Walsh
13/07/14 – Citóg – Galway – with Rivers & Crows
14/07/14 – Happenings – Limerick
15/07/14 – Kenny’s – Lahinch, Clare – with Twin Headed Wolf
16/07/14 – Gulp’d Café – Cork
01/08/14 – Forfey Festival – Fermanagh
03/08/14 – Castlepalooza Homebeat Stage