Four piece indie-Americana music collective Carousel appear at The Castle next week in the midst of their eight date headline UK tour. The run of dates follows summer appearances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Beautiful Days Festival and Black Deer Festival.
With influences from the worlds of Americana, country, folk, rock’n’roll and roots, Carousel draw upon the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Johnny Cash fusing them with the modern day sounds of Nathaniel Rateliff, Phoebe Bridgers and The Lone Bellow.
The Southend-on-Sea based quartet (Thomas Eatherton – vocals, electric guitar; Chris Holbart – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass; Sarah Holburn – vocals, mandolin, harmonium; and Toby Shaer – fiddle, cittern, vocals) released their self-titled debut EP in 2017, quickly attracting the attention of music pickers. The EP lead to them being named named BBC Introducing in Essex ‘Sound of 2018’. With the aim of spreading their stories and passion through their music, the band, who formed in 2015, now hit Manchester.
When do Carousel headline at Manchester’s The Castle?
Carousel headline at The Castle, Manchester, on 1 October 2018. The Manchester gig is one of eight UK headline days they are performing on their tour:
25 September – Cambridge, The Portland Arms
26 September – London, Green Note
27 September – Brighton, Hope & Ruin
28 September – Southend, Chinnerys
1 October – Manchester, The Castle
2 October – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2
3 October – Exeter, Higher Eggbeer
4 October – Bristol, The Mothers’ Ruin