Drumming for The Carbons must keep you in excellent upper body physique, as these drums are hammering, crashing and smashing together on the track "Black Mirror". From their rhythmic, pounding opening beat the percussion only intensifies throughout the returned from their cross-Canada 10,000km tour and concluded 2018 by opening up for Spotify giants Pop Evil and Rsoyal Tusk. ned, rugged lead vocalist round out this trio quite nicely. With infectious melodies accompanied by their unique groovy rock style "Black Mirror" is a hit you need to hear.
The Carbons from Western Canada have come out thrashing right out of the gate. They released their debut LP August Ash in May 2018 and their unique “groove-rock” sound has spread like wildfire ever since. Only eight months after the release, The Carbons returned from their cross-Canada 10,000km tour and concluded 2018 by opening up for Spotify giants Pop Evil and Royal Tusk. The Carbons have shared the stage with some HUGE North of the border talent including The Trews and Sloan. "Black Mirror" is now streaming, treat yourself and discover this talented group!
Give a listen to "Black Mirror" here, and keep scrolling for the bands exclusive interview!
So great to talk to you three, I thoroughly enjoyed your new single, ‘Black Mirror’. What was the basis for this track?
Thank you for having us! I (Tomy) started writing it while I was in Nicaragua last year. I wanted to write something really different from our first album August Ash. I came up with the guitars and melodies first (some of which are now bass parts due in part to our producer) and the lyrics came over the next few weeks when I got back home. Black Mirror is basically a musical exploration of the quarter and mid-life crisis phenomenons. More specifically it discusses the common fear amongst middle-aged men and women that "our best years may be behind us". This is especially apparent in the extreme case of professional athletes. These athletes often dedicate their first 20-30 years of life to achieve peak performance only to decline for 40+ years after that. This can be a tough pill to swallow when the amount of dedication required to beat out the competition in the early years can often lead to a lack of identity outside of their chosen profession. A similar feeling can be true of parents that retire early with no children left in the nest. In both cases, a void can often set in if retirement has not been planned with a purpose to leave some form of legacy.
Completing a 10,000km tour is just huge and incredibly cool to cover that much country. What is the most ‘Rock n Roll’ thing you’ve seen or been part of while on the road?
Haha! We're not typical rock n' rollers but I would have to say playing the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto was pretty Rock n Roll. Other than that, we went off roading with some friends we made while on the road and filmed a secret music video about it.
What is the most rewarding aspect of playing live?
When fans are singing our songs. Nothing beats a dedicated fan who is proud to show that we've affected them with our art.
Is there any artist you’d love to collaborate or tour with?
Oh yeah. The Trews would be up there. We also met TheGlorious Sons recently and those dudes are awesome! The Blue Stones or Cleopatrick would be amazing too. They are less known but just as talented!
What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
Releasing these new songs and creating some interesting music videos to go with them! Then getting back on the road...maybe internationally this time...time will tell.
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