Indie rock band “Carnival Youth” from Latvia, awarded with European Border Breakers award earlier this year, have released their second LP “Propeller” on 1st of April, following their successful debut “No Cloud Allowed”.
“Carnival Youth”, formed in 2012, is one of the most acknowledged new bands from the Baltic region. They’ve played shows all around Europe – “The Great Escape” (UK), “Eurosonic” (Netherlands), “Sziget” (Hungary), “Open’er” (Poland) etc, their previous singles have had a lot of radio play across Europe – Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (XFM) and Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music) are a few of the DJs who have included “Carnival Youth” music in their radio shows.
The new album “Propeller” unites groovy indie rock songs with catchy lyrics and tasteful elements of alternative rock. “Carnival Youth” have been compared with “Arcade Fire” and “Alt-J”, but their latest material resembles more “Wolf Parade”, “Temples” and “Arctic Monkeys”. The mix of careless, thoughtful and danceable tunes on this album brings a more focused and distinguished sound than ever before.