ERLAND & THE CARNIVAL SET UP SHOP IN NEW YORK CITY & BOSTON FOR FIRST EVER U.S. DATES AND RELEASE FUJIYA & MIYAGI REMIX!
Erland & The Canival, whose debut stateside EP, “Trouble In Mind,” was released last week on Full Time Hobby/Yep Roc, will soon be arriving on U.S. shores for the first time ever. Erland & The Carnival is guitarist, singer, and former resident of remote Orkney, Scotland, Erland Cooper, guitarist Simon Tong (The Verve, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen) and drummer David Nock (The Orb, Paul McCartney’s The Fireman). As Michael Brodeur of the Boston Globe says, E&TC “made a name busting out surly versions of traditional Scottish and English folk tunes” and finds more of the same “gritty spirit” in their debut EP. Aside from playing their first slew of North American dates, they are also releasing a remix of their song “Echoing Green” by labelmates Fujiya & Miyagi. Be sure to take a listen.
Listen to/Share Erland & The Carnival – “Echoing Green” (Fujiya & Miyagi remix)
Erland & The Carnival Tour Dates
Tuesday, Nov. 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Villagers
Wednesday, Nov. 3 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Villagers
Thursday, Nov. 4 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Villagers
Friday, Nov. 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop
Saturday, Nov. 6 – New York, NY @ Apollo w/ Paul Weller
Sunday, Nov. 7 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ Paul Weller
Watch Erland & The Carnival’s “You Don’t Have to Be Lonely” video
“. . . a debut of psychedelic flourishes, pop hooks and melodies that have been the bedrock of folk music for centuries. . . proof of where a combination of knowledge and inspiration can take you.” – Will Hodgkinson, MOJO
“Following the grass-and-daisy-strewn path that Fairport Convention and Pentangle once moseyed, Erland (Cooper) and his Carnival (which includes ex-Verve man Simon Tong), have created a pastoral, psych-tinged slice of loveliness for their debut.” – Tessa Harris, NME
“. . . they have an undeniable allure.” – Kitty Empire, The Observer
“Erland And The Carnival is an exquisite update of the classic folk-rock sound of the late ‘60s, full of dark and lovely covers and originals starring tramps, carnivals, Derby Rams and death. . . it’s the gently psychedelic guitars, keyboards and ghostly harmonies that beguile.” – Garry Mulholland, Q