We premiere the debut video from Bristol three-piece New Carnival ahead of their London show at The Old Blue last tomorrow.
New Carnival are made up of Max, Bertie and Billy. Hailing from the Bristol area, they shared their first track back in 2012, which saw them shooting straight to number 13 on Hype Machine and their second track amassed over 200k views – incredibly impressive for a trio with no label and no team behind them. New track ‘Where Do You Wanna Go?’, however, sees the band launching for real, and it’s in a big way. Packed with infectious melodies and funky rhythm, the track is a beeline straight to the dance floor, complete with a slick, sweet strut.
Debut EP ‘Where Do You Wanna Go’ is released on 20th November and was recorded and produced by the band in their home-made studio, along with a little help from the legendary Grammy Award-winning High Padgam (Phil Collins, XTC, The Police) – who came onboard after a chance encounter with Max’s Mother while buying kitchen knives. Together they’ve managed to find a catchy, grooving halfway house between the perfect three-minute pop song and the carefree attitude of Rock’n’Roll.
‘Where Do You Wanna Go?’ provides the perfect introduction to that irresistible sound, and ahead of the track blowing up, Wonderland premieres their debut video. Having borrowed a car from their local mechanic (an ultra cool classic Ford, no less), racing round their local streets at night complete with a friend and camera hanging out of the window, and breaking into an airfield to get those high speed shots, New Carnival provide a mischievous lesson in how to make a proper DIY music video. Enter the homespun magic below.
With their debut ‘Where Do You Wanna Go?’ EP released on 20th November, New Carnival play The Old Blue Last tomorrow night – tickets are free so make sure you get down and join the riot.