First Music Contact and RTÉ TEN continue to bring you the best new bands with another live stream from the Breaking Stage at HMV in Dublin this lunchtime. This week, all the way from Kansas, Carswell & Hope.
From the Midwest seed-bed of indie-rock, Carswell & Hope bring vintage rock sounds and sensibilities together with big harmonies, carefully crafted textures and inventive songwriting.
Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Ireland and has found a new home on the plains of Kansas. The tone is a blend of psychedelic, Pink Floyd interrupting Motown, channelling Van Morrison and Wilco. Think Mumford & Sons meets Sigur Ros, and Glen Hansard shows them around town.
Carswell & Hope are Dan Hines (bass), Jason Slote (drums), Austin Quick (keys) and Nick Carswell (guitar & vocals).
Click on the video for the show.