• Andy Shearer

Day 321 - The Carloways: Resuscitator Acoustic Session

Perth Americana band The Carloways release their first album Resuscitator on Friday. Songwriter Mikey MacLennan recorded this special acoustic session for us as a taster featuring a couple of songs from the album, two from their debut EP and a cover from the late, great Justin Townes Earle.

"The Carloways formed at Perth High School back in 2013. We were a group of best friends that wanted nothing more than to gig as much as possible!


Thankfully being from Perth, which has always had a thriving music scene, we had non-stop oppurtunities to play. We played venues like The Tams, Muckys (The Green Room) and Greyfriars on an almost weekly basis, even hosting a couple of weekly open mics. We started hitting festivals as soon as we could too, Belladrum, Eden Festival and Perth's Southern Fried to name a few. We've always been a live band at heart but I do wish we'd got in the studio a little earlier, with that in mind I am absolutley chuffed to finally be releasing our first album Resuscitator in 2021.


We recorded the album on and off over 2019 after the release of our self-titled debut EP. It's an Americana album but it's sung from a Scottish perspective. By the same token, it may have been recorded in Glasgow (45 A-side Recordings) but it's certainly a Perth album about Perth experiences.


It's been a long time coming this album, I like to think of it as the culmination of years of countless gigs and us maturing as a band. I hope people enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!" Mikey MacLennan


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