The Carletons
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The Carletons

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"Demo Review"

Almost exactly a year ago, The Carletons produced a promising if not scruffy DIY demo and it seems they’ve been working hard to rustle up something a little more direct and better assembled. The downside is that the Preston 17 year olds seem to be playing more of a Sheffield indie sound replete with some northern slang and choppy guitars. But far outweighing this is the almost cacophonous, apparently disorganised shower of smart chords and edgy timings on “Wait For A Minute”, where the track speeds up and down, whilst weird hooklines are jammed into spaces that seem too tight for even a couple of notes. The EP goes on with “Time And Time Again” slapping in more of these great, confusing soundbites all jammed into a melting pot that’s refreshed with at least a dozen ideas every three minutes. This means you have to really listen to The Carletons and decipher their songs, whilst your ears are massaged by the filthy ring of crunched up guitar bashes. “Stop Now” is awesome, with brilliant twangs and simple, familiar ideas combined with a great vocal and melody. The name of the band is a little odd but this is a remarkable home grown effort.
- Manchester is Music


On to a Winner
Tiny Little Problem
Stop Now
Time and Time Again
Wait for a Minute
Bet Your Last Tenner



Achievements to date include.....................

September/October 2007 – First demo recording/first gig

December 2007 - Band of the Week on Annie Macs Radio 1 Switch show

April 2008 - Signed one single deal with End of the Trail Records with promo video and 10 date UK tour to promote “Bet Your Last Tenner” release

May 2008 - Supported The Subways at 53 Degrees in Preston

August 2008 – UK Tour and “ Bet Your Last Tenner” single release

September 2008 - Recorded live performance of “Stop Now” for MUTV shown in UK and Worldwide

September 2008 – Supported Hot Club de Paris at 53 Degrees in Preston

October 2008 - Recorded latest 3 track demo with 2Fly Studios in Sheffield

November 2008 – Supported The Foxes at The Attic in Accrington

January 2009 - Runners Up on MUTV Battle of the Bands 2008

February 2009 - Headlined own gig at 53 Degrees in Preston

February 2009 - Played a Skins Party Supporting Fran + Josh and Paper Heroes

February 2009 - Band of the week on XFM Uploaded

Febraury 2009 - Second appearance as Houseband of the Week on Radio 1's Switch show with Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw

They have been interviewed and played live acoustic sets on numerous local and community radio stations, as well as playing over 80 gigs in the last 18 months from Brighton to Edinburgh!