Carnival LEAD press shot - credit Seren Carys
Credit: Seren Carys

NEWS: Saloon Dion announce new EP Where You’ll Find Me + new single ‘Carnival’

Bristol 5-piece Saloon Dion have announced their new EP Where You’ll Find Me, out on 14thAugust. In addition they have released the second single ‘Carnival’.  The follow up to previous track ‘Struck’, new single ‘Carnival’ is a post brit-pop anthem but with a Saloon Dion inspired twist. A touch darker and heavier it was written at Brixton Hill studios and recorded in Newcastle with Thom Lewis (aka Bramwell Bronte). An unapologetic nod to Oasis this is, however, Saloon Dion. Dense, and with a hint of static in the guitars, it is a glorious acknowledgement of a seminal album. Saloon Dion expand on ‘Carnival‘:
“It was summer and Tom had been blasting Definitely, Maybe in his car on the way to practice. It took about ten minutes for him and Taryn to figure out the main riff, but it felt a bit too on the nose until Luke came in and added his bass, giving it a touch of brooding dissonance that helped cement the song. It has a lot of swagger, as well as these chaotic off-kilter segments that build atmosphere. The bongos in there are quite subtle but give it a real groove, it’s a really rhythmic track, one of our favourites to play live.”

The first new body of work since their debut EP Muckers arrived last year, Where You’ll Find Me ushers in a fresh era for the band building upon their loose-fit early 90s sound, laden with hooky choruses and catchy, yet intricate guitar work.  Vocalist Dave Sturgess says of the themes on the EP:
“Lyrically, Where You’ll Find Me draws on themes of unrequited love, fear of commitment, growing old, growing up too fast, loneliness, arrogance, ignorance, self reflection and self destruction, but ultimately culminates with an overriding theme of moving on, and being better for it.”

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