The Horrors Lout EP A new 7" single from The Horrors, making their long-awaited return since 2017's 'V'. “Lout is about the relationship between choice and chance, compulsive risk-taking and pushing your luck. As a band, particularly live, we’ve always had an aggressive side and as we began writing new songs it became clear that we were heading in that direction.” This bold new sound is partnered with a striking visual aesthetic carried across the artwork, videos, upcoming merch collection and press shots, born from collaborations between the band and creative director Bunny Kinney, legendary beauty executive Isamaya Ffrench, videographer Jordan Hemingway and Loverboy designer Charles Jeffrey. The EP announcement is accompanied by a visceral video directed by the band in collaboration with Bunny Kinney and Isamaya Ffrench and scored by guitarist Joshua Third and keyboardist Tom Furse. Caroline 7"
Andy Burrows Reasons To Stay Alive LP includes a download code. A collaborative album from the songwriter Andy Burrows and number-one best-selling author Matt Haig. The pair, whose friendship blossomed after they “met” on Twitter, have spent the past year passing ideas back and forth to create a stunning collection of songs loosely inspired by Haig’s much loved books, including Reasons to Stay Alive and How to Stop Time, with words by Haig and music by Burrows. Reasons to Stay Alive, its title boldly acknowledging the themes and influence of Haig’s autobiographical book, is a unique project: a rich, colourful suite of gutsy, classic songwriting. Full of shades of Elton John, Supertramp and Queen, and with an emotional undercurrent that could not be more relevant in today’s world. Together the pair spin love stories, travel space and time, celebrate soul-mates and travel unflinchingly into the tenderer recesses of the mind. Caroline CD | LP
Kirsty Bertarelli Sweet Summer Rain The new full length studio album from Kirsty Bertarelli. In Kirsty’s own words, she says ‘For me, a most important journey has been my musical one, and the wonderful people I have known through music.’ Caroline CD | LP
Night Flight Night Flight Bringing together their two previously released EP’s, ‘Wanderlust’, and ‘Carousel’ - with the addition of two brand new unheard tracks, this self-titled debut is something of a consolidation of everything the band have achieved in the past 12 months. What they’ve created in Night Flight however, is a 10-track album which ebbs and flows with the ease, sincerity and passion of a record which has been years in the planning. Caroline CD | LP
Eve Libertine Sea Eve Libertine is best known for her role as co-lead vocalist in Crass (alongside Steve Ignorant) – the seminal anarchist punk band who, in the late ‘70s, launched a cultural attack on all social fronts; God, Queen and Country. Libertine wrote and performed most of the songs on the group's third album, Penis Envy, which concentrated exclusively on feminist issues and featured only female voices. ‘Sea’ was recorded by the BBC at London’s Vortex in 2003 as part of that year’s London Jazz Festival, the multifaceted artist has been experimenting with improvisational works for some time, ranging from John Cage and Cornelius Cardew to her own settings of Blake’s poems, and performed alongside a network of jazz musicians she and Crass bandmate Penny Rimbaud have collaborated with. "The voice comes straight from the core of being, you can’t fool it, and if you listen, the sounds to sing with are there with you all the time." - Eve Libertine Caroline CD
De Staat Bubble Gum Indies exclusive LP is packaged in a lenticular sleeve and includes a bonus CD. Both LPs have an etching on the D-side. “I know our music goes all over the place,” laughs De Staat vocalist, lyricist and rhythm guitarist Torre Florim. “You don’t even want to know how often we’ve heard from the industry, ‘We can’t place you in any box!’ I’m sorry, but we can’t do anything else – to me, this is exactly what we need to do…” He needn’t apologise. In the best way possible, De Staat are a rock band opening the floodgates to an intoxicating, even dizzying, array of genres on their epic fifth studio album, Bubble Gum, released on January 18 2019 via Caroline International. Not that this is particularly unusual for them, mind; it’s been woven into their DNA since day one. Caroline CD | LP
William Prince Earthly Days The new full length album from the singer-songwriter William Prince. Prince’s music has been described as full of emotionally charged experiences that linger in memories. Raised on the Peguis First Nation of Manitoba, Canada, William has been honing his craft since the age of nine when he first picked up the guitar and piano. His biggest inspirations include Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and most significantly, his preacher and musician father. Caroline CD