Norwegian indie-rock duo Ask Carol are set to release their first track of the year this Friday. The two have previously released a self-titled 5-track EP, but will be making their 2019 debut with a brand new song named ‘Smiling All Day Long’. Forming only 3 years ago, they have already toured a considerable amount; reaching from South Korea, to Japan, to the USA, and are comparable to the likes of The White Stripes, The Kills and even alternative indie band, Sunflower Bean.
‘Smiling All Day Long’ takes its place within the powerful female-lead rock genre by combining husky, dynamic vocals, stomping rhythm and distorted guitar riffs. The track sounds as though it’s being performed by more than just these two talented individuals as the sound fills its given space with incredible confidence and jurisdiction. Carol herself rules the top-line with immense assurance, demonstrating the attitude of a musician who knows what she’s good at. The verses tease you with a pulled back, hint of softness, only to then throw you back into the deep water of an irresistibly catchy chorus that emulates a chant. If you can’t imagine a huge crowd yelling the lyrics along with Carol, then you’re probably listening to the wrong song.
It’s a track that slaps you awake from mundane reality and launches you into a world of head-banging, foot-stomping pandemonium.
‘Smiling All Day Long’ is expressive, aggressive and progressive, dragging you along from start to finish with a tone that begs you to question what you yourself have done to cause Ask Carol to become so frustrated. It’s a track that slaps you awake from mundane reality and launches you into a world of head-banging, foot-stomping pandemonium.