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, channeling Van Morrison and Wilco. Think Mumford & Sons meets Sigur Ros, and Glen Hansard shows them around town.
“A Hunger is a collection of wistful and inventive songs cast in various shades of indie pop and chamber pop”
“a breath of fresh air”
“these songs are full of invention . . . an audacious debut”
“a full-scale production aesthetic that moves, glistens and evolves with melody and harmony”
“an intelligent mix of vintage rock and pop, with an experimental leaning…impressive debut”