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Carb on Carb release 'Nicole's Express' & album pre-orders

04 April 2018 - 0 Comments

emotive guitar melodies and high energy live shows”-BMA Magazine



“Entwining some serious 90s vibes with their catchy melodies and irresistible appeal, Carb on Carb have crafted a loveable celebration of resilience in an uncertain world dressed up as an indie-rock anthem.
- The Soundcheck

has a strong feminist bent…for anyone with an affinity for Polyvinyl Records”
- Brooklyn Vegan  

Carb on Carb, Auckland’s resident emotive-punk duo, are excited to release of their new single and coffee-themed music video Nicole’s Express (impacting 27th of April), and announce pre-orders for their album for ages, out Friday 4th May on Black Wire Records.

Nicole’s Express continues the album theme of growth and resilience introduced by their first single It’s Been a Rough Year. The video follows the band - Nicole Gaffney (vocals, guitar) and James Stutely (drums) - and friends (Wellington's Prizegiving) on their 2017 Australian tour, documenting the first sip taken of every coffee. The spacious and reflective opening riff sets the scene for the vulnerable first line “not leaving my routine, I might break”. The track builds gradually towards a resilient and cathartic finale with the inner-monologue-turned-sing-along “don’t forget to breathe.” 



Also available from today are pre-orders for the album itself; titled for ages, released May 4th. Working with emo heavyweight mix engineer Chris Teti (The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die), Carb on Carb have crafted a cohesive, heart-on-sleeve record. Nicole draws vocal inspiration from varied sources, with melodies and delivery that encompass the passion of emo and the powerful softness of RnB. Backed by her alternate-tuning full-strum guitar style, and James Stutely’sdistinctive drumming, the result is altogether energetic and memorable. The album was recorded by Dylan Adams at his Coogee Beach studio in Sydney and mastered by Dan Coutant in New York.

Carb on Carb will be playing shows around New Zealand in May, including a one-night-only stripped back performance of the new album in full, with a cellist. Their reputation for being a hard-working touring band precedes them; in their relatively short lifespan they have already toured China, South East Asia, the US (twice, including showcases at the prestigious CMJ and Gainesville’s The Fest). They have made multiple runs across Australia and New Zealand, headlining DIY festivals No Front Fences and SAD by, as well as support tours with The Hotelier and Joyce Manor.

Nicole’s Express follows previous single It’s Been a Rough Year, released in February, winning support from Spotify, being added to the Local Noise, Fresh Finds: Six Strings, Chords and Cardigans, and Women of AU and NZ editorial playlists. It also garnered rotation on SYN & 95bfm as well as spot plays on alternative radio throughout Australia, NZ and the US. Weirdo Wastelandsummed it up “Carb on Carb have weaved this raw emotionality into a resolute anthem…this is the kind of song that’s important to have these days. Listen to it and tell me it doesn’t make you feel a little bit better about life as it is for you currently.”

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Upcoming Tour Dates

Friday 27th April - Auckland - Whammy Bar (opening for Camp Cope)
Friday 4th May - Christchurch - Space Academy
Saturday 5th May - Nelson - Club Paradox
Friday 11th May - Palmerston North - Snails
Saturday 12th May - Wellington - Caroline
Sunday 13th May - Wellington - Upoko Alpine Resort (quiet show)
Friday 18th May - Auckland - Portland Public House

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