Carnaval: Tennis Football Basketball … and riffs
Holy hell, I really need to stop getting woken up by the sun and the kids across the road screaming on their lunch break. Anyway. Time for some music.
Carnaval are from Ljubljana, Slovenia, yes that is a place but I totally had to google it to make sure. Carnaval play a very riff centered form of alt rock. A nice meaty guitar tone and solid drums get combined with some almost indie rock esque vocals. There is also a whole lot of muscianship on display, as shown from the about 3 minute jam that makes up the end of the title track, “Tennis Football Basketball”.
They have a lot of creative riffs and song structures spread over the entire album. “Kick Ass” has a staccato rhythm and softer vocals, while “Sugar and Sweets” dives in with a heavier guitar and thicker baseline. Favorite song is either the title track or “El Caracazo”, which drops in with some chunky stoner riffing, then mixes in a cowball and keeps the jam going.
I recommend giving the whole album a run through, it’s definitely a pleasant experience. Only thing I can say is it would be rad if they sang in their native language, I’m not really a huge fan of foreign bands that sign in English, whatever the reasoning may be. Thoughts?
They have released 3 full albums, with only two on their Bandcamp. I think their unsigned, but I’m really not sure since I can’t read their Facebook or website. Either way, get listening.