NEW SINGLE ‘CAROUSEL’ ON BURGER RECORDS
Stream here: https://soundcloud.com/ukreminders/carousel1/s-pfQL7
Island trio, Reminders have announced new single ‘Carousel’ via Burger Records today after signing with the US label back in 2019.
Since forming in 2017 on the Isle of Wight, the three teenagers Leo Dyke (vox/guitar), Theo Afsarian (bass), and Harry Spencer (drums) have been taking their suburban teenage boredom out on their instruments fuelled by both 90s East Bay and 70s East Coast Punk scenes, Green Day, Ramones and The Cure. Their ‘beach punk’ sound was cultivated on the pebbles because literally everything happens on the Isle of Wight at the beach.
New single Carousel took direct influence from this with songwriter, Leo Dyke’s experience operating rides aged 16 at a children’s funfair called Peter Pans:
“I would literally sit and watch the wheels go round, having mundane and dull thoughts while getting sunburnt and watching other people enjoy their summer,” explains Dyke. “Everyone’s on a different carousel, it’s a metaphor asking if the routine you’re stuck in that’s going round and round will ever break, or if you just sit there and let it continue to happen.”
The most generic modern punk cliché is ‘suburban teenager hates hometown with nowhere to go’ and being from the IOW means that Reminders pretty much are that cliché incarnate as a band. The whole place is one big suburb leading to nowhere that you can never afford to leave, but that abandoned seaside holiday town that hasn’t been touched for decades will always be home.
Following their previous independent releases, Water Sports and Major Cities, their new home of Burger Records will be channelling the trio’s next three singles starting with Carousel.
Stream or download Carousel online at Spotify and see them play live at the following UK shows:
March 6, The Fulford Arms, York
March 8, Northern Guitars, Leeds
April 3, The Pipeline, Brighton
April 11, Heartbreakers, Southampton
Leo Dyke – vox/guitar
Theo Afsarian – bass
Harry Spencer – drums