caroline are an eight piece band from London who touch on post-rock, emo, folk, and minimalist classical, focusing on space: both what can be achieved in negative, and how it can be populated by texture and rhythm.


"Part of what makes their music so transfixing is the way it ebbs and flows, the way repeated riffs can so slowly and simply build into something so staggeringly moving." — QUIETUS

caroline began as a three-piece (Jasper Llewellyn, Mike O'Malley, Casper Hughes) in early 2017, initially evolving out of weekly improvisation sessions. Bringing together shared influences in, and experiences of playing, midwestern ‘emo’ guitar music, Appalachian folk, minimalist classical and various forms of dance music.

The group spent a year and a half playing privately, without a project name. Reiterating, deconstructing and re-building the same small handful of songs over and over again, the group slowly expanded their on-stage members before playing their debut show as caroline in 2018. caroline released their critically acclaimed self titled debut LP on Rough Trade records in 2022.


Joe Hatt