Over the past year, electronic pop artist Caralis has emerged from the shadow of London’s urban landscape, producing a discordantly melodic sound captured superbly on the release of their debut EP.
Beginning as an experiment between two friends, Dan (vocals, drums, keys, guitar) and producer John Merriman (production, drums, percussion, backing vox), Caralis has morphed into the bones of what loosely could be considered a ‘band’, with the added additions of Phil Merrimen (keys) and Ex Libras front man Amit Sharma (guitar, noises) adding a little something extra. The result is the noticeable growth of an embryonic, raw sound laid down in 2015 through the release of single Clicks In and free download track Be Automatic, into something more delicate, subtle and, ultimately, more complete.
There is no mistaking the organic qualities that distinctively permeate Caralis’ sound. These qualities offer an almost bedroom producer-like charm that emanates through the music however, this acts as a mere distraction to what is, in fact, an impressively sophisticated level of production, musicianship and collaborative songwriting. Title track Logic exhibits all of the best facets of what Caralis has to offer. Ethereal beauty pours from Dan’s falsetto vocals, enhanced further by the bands unerring ability to create melody and hooks, neatly finished off with an ominous outro, turning the song completely on its head.
Despite being in the early stages of their growth as a band Caralis have picked up an impressive amount of press with support coming from the likes of Clash, Artrocker, Candid Magazine, The Revue and Louder Than War as well as receiving radio airplay on BBC Radio 6 and Absolute Radio.
Logic by Caralis is out now via Fairfield Records and is available to buy on iTunes as well as stream on Spotify.