Carolina

by The Dub Captains

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Starting off with the irie stabs of a solitary Fender guitar, ‘Carolina’ quickly kicks into gear with a driving beat and bass-line complemented by a catchy organ/ guitar hook and Knight’s ‘lennon-esque’ vocal.
Following the succeeding verses (lyrically referencing a struggle with love and addiction) the number really opens up into a huge pre-chorus, full of the lush harmonies and instrumentation that only a band of this size can truly produce live, before resolving to a bona fide Classic-Pop chorus.
As the song progresses Ludowyk introduces more of his trademark analogue sound and tape saturation as the band’s massive horn section and lead guitar come to the fore. The journey comes to an end as the climactic Plastic-Soul outro drops from the ‘all-in’ big-band arrangement to reflective piano chords fading off into a distant echo.

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released February 28, 2014
Arranged by Josh Bridges;
Recorded by Fraser Montgomery at The Aviary and Clinton Pike at SAE;
Mixed by Tristan Ludowyk (The Cactus Channel, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra) at HopeStreet Recordings;
Mastered by Grammy Award winner Sean Magee (The Beatles, John Lennon, Pink Floyd) at Abbey Road Studios;
Artwork by Jim Grimwade Design.

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The Dub Captains Melbourne, Australia

The Dub Captains are Melbourne's premier 13pc 'Pseudo-Reggae' party collective. Since the band's 2011 reformation the Dub Captains have been Melbourne nightlife staples and shared the stage with many great bands including Grammy Award winner Ziggy Marley.

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