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.
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