Presented by Planetary Group

Carnival Youth

Mar 16, 2017

9:00pm – 9:40pm CT

Tellers Upstairs
Seagulls on Bicycles

The Latvian indie four-piece Carnival Youth is one of the most successful new generation bands not only from Latvia, but also from the Baltic region, as endorsed by The European Border Breakers award at Eurosonic 2016.

The sound of Carnival Youth blends exciting melodies with the energy of rock – whether

it’s a sweet-sounding tune or a danceable hit. Their talent can be felt both on record and at the dynamic live performances.

Since the formation of the band in 2012, Carnival Youth have released three records – “Never Have Enough” EP, debut LP “No Clouds Allowed”, which was rewarded as the best debut album of 2014 in their home country Latvia, and their latest full length album "Propeller" (released in April 1, 2016). These records have granted them a growing fan base all over Europe and critical acclaim.

Carnival Youth have played at “NME Club Night” at KOKO in London, many festivals and showcases, such as Mondo.NYC (USA), The Great Escape (UK), Sziget (Hungary), Positivus (Latvia), Open’er Festival (Poland), Reeperbahn (Germany), Eurosonic (The Netherlands) and others.

They have toured Germany, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and their local region several times. Radio personalities like Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (XFM) and Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music) have played tracks from “No Clouds Allowed” on their radio shows. Several songs of Carnival Youth have charted in German and Latvian radio stations. Both full length albums have had campaigns on USA and Canada college radios via Planetary Group and “Propeller” charted on CMJ chart 80.

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