We’re delighted to be welcoming Rough Trade Records’ newest signings caroline to Future Yard this autumn. The London-based group are heading out on their first UK tour in October, off the back of the release of new track Skydiving onto the library roof, along with a self-directed video. The track will be released as a 12” single, their second for Rough Trade, on 25th June 2021.
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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 on-stage membership as the songs developed. Rough Trade released their debut single Dark Blue in March 2020, and the eight-piece were nominated as Ones To Watch at the 2020 AIM Awards, and narrowly beaten by Arlo Parks.
Skydiving onto the library roof represents a new development in caroline’s songwriting process. Built on what the band refer to as a “broken loop” with no fixed pulse or rhythm, the song represents the start of their ongoing explorations into non-gridded time signatures and improvisation.
"We’ve always been interested in patterns and repetition and that definitely features in a big way, although rather than there being a minimalistic, mechanical precision to the repetition, each one is unique."
“The essence of the song – the broken loop – came early in the process and everything else seemed to naturally evolve out of it, as if the other parts were already contained within the broken loop and just needed to be unpacked.”
Future Yard presents
10th October 2021
75 Argyle Street