May 22, 2015 by Robb Powell
**OUT 25th MAY**
Latvian band Carnival Youth parachuted into my life just under a year ago now when I reviewed their rather amazing Never Have Enough EP (>>here<<). I finished that review with a demand for more and here we have the second single from debut album No Clouds Allowed.
Words Like Birds launches itself at you with a cunning but most certainly very welcome quick catchy intro. Even this builds up layer after succulent layer, showcasing the brilliant musical talents the band demonstrated with their previous work. It does a nice job of getting those musical juices flowing freely about your mind, ready for the wonderfully cryptic lyrics delivered by seriously spellbinding vocals. That bass is deliciously heavy as the song weaves itself around a brilliantly constructed expansive chorus you’ll be singing to yourself before you’ve finished the first listen.
I can already hear fans singing this back to the band on a festival stage, be it here in the UK or pretty much anywhere. The vigorous heartbeat and general overall accomplished splendour of the music here makes me need to embrace it. I feel an urgency to get up and dance. To soak it up like a sponge. Bring on the album!
It really does come as no surprise a band that exudes quality such as this – both at such a young age and indeed so early on in their own musical career – have amassed support from the likes of Steve Lamacq (6 Music), Huw Stephens (Radio 1), John Kennedy (XFM) and Jim Gellatly (Amazing Radio). https://www.facebook.com/CarnivalYouth
You should also check out the first single Traffic Lights: