Carpool Conversation was set up by Brian O’Reilly Jnr in Cork City. Brian built a home studio where he could write, record ,salivate and experiment with music in an unrestricted environment. Brian, along with good friend Vinny 'The foe', both multi instrumentalists and compulsive music makers, created an eclectic writing style which took them on many genre-hopping journeys to the pub where they imbibed Buckfast and bummed rollie cigarettes from girls that were out of their league (and unfortunately from girls that were in their league)
Brian moved to London in September 2010 to broaden his musical horizons and run from Irish tax officials. Exiled, desperate and armed with a guitar, a sitar, a loopstation and a packet of rashers, Brain was forced to collaborate with others and practice the art of lugging musical equipment through the London underground at rush hour. The central line is particularly snug, airy and amiable.
Brian mellowed into the London music scene playing guitar into his loopstation along with sitar and layered vocals hoping to pick up some decent like-minded obsessive musicians.
After a chance meeting at a dental hygienist and a near drowning incident in a Hyde park Lido, Carpool Conversation began it's London leg.
Carpool Conversation is now a tight pulsating 3-piece London-based outfit who have rightly been played and applauded by BBC 6Music Dj’s Lauren Laverne, Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe.
Carpool Conversation now comprises a deft Cypriot-Brazilian rhythm section coupled with an Irishman’s striking guitar lines that take you into a wide, groove-based plateau.
Expect to hear music that draws on multiple musical genres and sensibilities (alt melodic-rock, indie-rock, psych-folk and groove).
CC augment their sound with vocal harmonies, distinctive vocal effects, cheap lighting and rare film samples that mix smoothly into their dense and immersive melodic songs.
Some people say the kindest things ….....
''Originally from Cork City, Carpool Conversation are now based in London. And how lovely – nearly 60 years on from the birth of rock’n’roll – to hear a track that’s not quite like anything one has heard before. Oddly accessible, charmingly eccentric, there’s nothing “radiofriendly” or “mainstream” about this mob. As a result they’re far more likely to produce a huge smash OMFG record in the coming months than all the indie-by-numbers Editors clones still being pushed at us by pluggers and record companies on a daily basis. I really really like this track. (Memory wave by Carpool Conversation) ''Tom Robinson-BBC6 MUSIC
Carpool Conversation have released one album and an EP to date on their own Walk Records label.
Carpool Conversation release a new EP in June 2014.
Stay tuned, or even better come to a live performance.
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