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Carnival Youth – ‘Love is the Answer’


Spectral Nights favourites Carnival Youth have unveiled new single ‘Love is the Answer’. Following the albums ‘No Clouds Allowed’ and ‘Propeller’, it finds the Latvian indie-pop trio in scintillating form and has a bombastic tone throughout. Sounding somewhat akin to the love child of Grandaddy and Future Islands, it seems tailor-made for festivals and like…

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Carnival Youth – ‘Propeller’ album review


A favourite of ours for a couple of years now, Latvia’s Carnival Youth have released their sophomore in double-quick time. Following last summer’s ‘No Clouds Allowed’ and shows in pretty much every country and various major festival appearances, they have now released ‘Propeller’. ‘Connection Lost’ opens the record and in its first note, it feels…

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Carnival Youth – ‘No Clouds Allowed’


We’ve been big fans of Latvian teenagers Carnival Youth ever since we first heard them around this time last year. Since then, they’ve brought their sun-drenched folk-pop to a number of major festivals around Europe and received praise from the likes of Steve Lamacq, the Guardian and Huw Stephens. A sound that was made to…

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Carnival Youth – ‘Words Like Birds’ stream


Our favourite purveyors of pop-folk from Latvia, Carnival Youth, have returned with the indie-anthem-in-waiting ‘Words Like Birds’. Sure to whet anticipation for debut album ‘No Clouds Allowed’, it sees the teenage four-piece dip into a more polished sound than perhaps we’ve seen before – but that’s not a bad thing, especially as they’re keen to…

Carnival Youth – ‘Octopus’ video


We introduced you to Carnival Youth back in the summer when they released their debut single ‘Never Have Enough’ and now the Latvian folk-poppers have released a new video for ‘Octopus’. With a more electro-tinged feeling than the previous video, the song has the quirkier elements of bands like Wild Beasts and Dutch Uncles but…

Introducing – Carnival Youth


Painfully young (they’re still in their teens) and hailing from Latvia, Carnival Youth belie their tender years with a folk sound that sits between Fanfarlo’s hazy dream-pop and the more traditional indie-esque ambience of Stornoway. With a grand, cinematic video to accompany ‘Never Have Enough’, the lead track from their new EP, the band has…