For Immediate Release:October 9, 2014
Listen to The Carlines track 'Heart':
(Vancouver, BC) - Victoria indie rock band The Carlines independently released their debut EP 'Still The Sun Will Rise' earlier this year and this November they will hit the road for a fall tour in support of the EP with shows throughout BC & Alberta. The string of Western Canadian tour dates will kick off on November 8th at The Streaming Cafe in Kelowna and wraps up with a show in Victoria at Distrikt Night Club (formerly 9one9) on November 28rd. See below for full tour listing.
Victoria musicians Sjoerd Meyer, Esme John, Mitch Farley and David Parfit formed The Carlines in 2012. Singer-songwriter Sjoerd Meyer is the mastermind behind the band. Meyer had been working on a solo career for awhile and decided to enlist some friends to help him bring a collection of his songs some new life. Before forming The Carlines, all 4 musicians played with or alongside Georgia Murray, Mike Edel, Chris Ho and Andrew Allen in venues across Canada and the U.S. As individuals they have each played in front of thousands, rode the CBC’s Festival Express-like 'Tracks on Tracks' train, and been included in Vancouver’s Peak Performance Project. As a band, The Carlines have achieved a lot in their short existence. They've performed at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, played numerous local venues, toured throughout BC and Alberta, and were featured as Band of the Month on Victoria's The Zone 91.3 in May 2014.
The Carlines music can best be described as a mix of lyrical, melodic vocals and crafty guitar riffs over a blend of rootsy-groovy drum and bass rhythms. Their EP 'Still The Sun Will Rise' showcases strong storytelling songwriting and features hearfelt songs that blend smart modern pop with indie rock. The Carlines' first single 'Heart' is an emotional, powerful track that highlights the bands many strengths.
"Initially the song was quite different, especially melodically," explains Sjoerd Meyer. "And I had written it before I met the rest of the band. It was one of those songs that got 'shelved' because it just wasn't quite there. When we started talking about which tunes we wanted to take into the studio David said "you know, we have a lot of positive happy songs, we need something that's maybe a little darker and deeper". 'Heart' came back to me and I re-wrote it to what it is now; it turned out to be one of our strongest tracks"
With one EP under their belt, The Carlines plan to head into the studio to record a full-length album in 2015. Look for The Carlines on tour througout Alberta and BC this November! For more information and the most up-to-date tour listings, please visit: www.thecarlines.com
THE CARLINES FALL 2014 TOUR DATES November 8 - Kelowna, BC @ The Streaming Café November 11 - Banff, AB @ The Elk & Oarsman November 13 - Red Deer, AB @ The Velvet Olive November 14 - Edmonton, AB @ The Mercury Room November 15 - Medicine Hat, AB @ Schooner’s Pub November 18 - Edmonton, AB @ Cha Island Tea Co November 19 - Calgary, AB @ TBD November 20 - Fernie, BC @ Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique November 21 - Golden, BC @ The Rockwater Grill & Bar November 22 - Revelstoke, BC @ The Last Drop November 23 - Vancouver, BC @ The Railway Club November 28 - Victoria, BC @ Distrikt Nightclub - presented by the Zone 91.3
FOR MORE INFO: www.thecarlines.com
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