Richard Carlson band are an art-rock/sludge-pop from Manchester, about to embark on their newest release ‘Langhams’s Lies’ out October 8th.

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Following on from their slowed down punk debut ‘You Can’t Stop (I Can Feel It)’ the bands second single ‘Langham’s Lies’ is taken from their forth coming debut album ‘Pub Covers’ on Blank Expression records.


What have you achieved since we last had you in Northern Revive?

We have nearly finished our debut album ‘Pub Covers’ and we are about to do our first tour. We have also relocated from Manchester to the suburbs of Sheffield. We have dropped some members and gained some others, a significant lineup change.


What’s movie would you have love to have written the sound track for?

When Saturday Comes, the Sean Bean film and Clueless… maybe Ratatouille


Are record labels still important?

Not really, but for people like us who are completely incapable of doing anything on our own it’s quite helpful to have Blank Expression willing to help us.


Who has had the most influence on your music?

In no particular order: Sam, Louis, Cuttsy, Matty, Owen and Kyle from No Teeth.
Special mention to Alex Brown


Tell us about the release artwork?

The artwork is inspired by linography and shows the preparation for a lobotomy. Beth Carrick who did the artwork for You Can’t Stop our last single also did the artwork for


What has been the biggest challenge in your career so far?

It’s taken us a long time to find a stable lineup. In the early days we struggled to find a drummer for various different reasons and getting people to engage with your music can be a struggle at times.


Cassettes, CD, Vinyl, download or stream?

Vinyl or Stream for albums, but we enjoy putting out tapes. We have a tape for sale during the tour as merch with an exclusive track on it which you can only get at the shows.


What other bands do we need to be checking out right now?

No Teeth, Tinned Meats and Sister Man Ray


How do you transfer that onstage energy to the studio?
We have more energy in the studio, live we just stand and play. We have a strong moral stance about not going mental on stage.


When will you feel like you’ve achieved success

When we don’t have to drive ourselves to the gigs.


Is enough being done to support grass roots music / music venues?

Hard to say, some get funding some don’t. Some who don’t deserve it get the funding many who do deserve it get nothing. But no, generally not, more venues should be publicly owned like many venues in France.

Where can we find out more? (also flog us some merch we love tees…..) 

@richardcarlsonb on twitter
@richardcarlsonband on Instagram


Any gigs coming up we need to know about?

14th October Dive Bar Hull
15th October Peer Hat Manchester
16th October Shakespeare’s Sheffield


Talk us through the new track?

Langham’s Lies continues what Richard Carlson Band started with the lurching mid-tempo menace of their previous release. After moving cities and undergoing several line-up changes since You Can’t Stop (I Can Feel It), Richard Carlson Band’s signature sound and core songwriting team of Cadman and Carrick has remained. Their blend of brooding spoken vocals over persistent distorted bass riffs is as unique as ever. Langham’s Lies has an unsettling droning synth throughout which contrasts the surprisingly catchy ‘I’ve got dead eyes’ refrain.