Introducing… Carry the Crown

Introducing your next favourite alt-rock band.


The latest additions to the alt-rock roster are here and they’re in the form of Lincoln quintet Carry the Crown. The group are bursting with catchy hooks and melodic vocals to entice the UK into their clutches. Following their successful first record release last year, they know prepare to introduce their latest mini-collection of energy ‘Not Alone‘: due in March.

Having only formed just last year, following discussing a mutual love for music, it has been an incredibly busy twelve months for five-piece Carry the Crown. They have enlisted themselves in the best possible way that can easily lead them to plenty of success along the way. There is no doubt that these guys like to move things quickly; they have already put out their debut EP ‘Desire‘ and went on to sign with Bentley Records in 2017 and have already formed the tracks for their sophomore EP ‘Not Alone‘.

I reviewed their EP over on Vulturehound:

Taking a listen to their back catalogue, it is already clear that Carry the Crown have established a strong sound that is bound to appeal to a large audience. Tracks like ‘Choices‘ offer a hint of Madina Lake influence in the vocal progression and there is Twin Atlantic styled instrumentals evident throughout.

‘Faster’ brings the record to a conclusion in the best fashion. Here they pull out all the stops and show off their unique grip on alt-rock music. They dismantle the fundamentals from the likes of You Me At Six, Young Guns and Mallory Knox and show off their own spin on the ever successful bouncy guitars and melodic vocals combination.

The newest additions to their repertoire is already sounding incredibly strong and follows suit of the first release wonderfully. They will bring in fans of Don Broco and You Me At Six in bundles, with their first single ‘Fire’ – released at the later end of 2017 – embodying relatable subjects and hooks that will leave you wanting more.

Having already been blown away from the positive response they have received at gigs, they are incredibly likely to continue this positive streak across the new year. If you’re in the mood for discovering a new band that sound like they have been around for years already, you will not be disappointed with Carry the Crown.

They have already announced a co-headline tour with Boston trio Kill the Ideal, covering four venues across the UK in May. More info can be found here:

Carry the Crown are:

Martin James – Vocals
James Butcher – Drums
Rupert Tyrer – Lead Guitar
Tom Marsh – Bass
Simon Carroll – Rhythm Guitar

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