Band page created in 2005.
British-born Carina Round has earned tremendous accolades from fans, critics and the artistic community alike for both her distinctive, yet versatile vocal style and gut wrenchingly honest songwriting. Her critically acclaimed performances are nothing short of spectacular. She runs the gamut from "howling siren" to the performer of ethereal confessional tales, disbanding all concepts of musical tags. It is no wonder she has shared stages with an array of diverse artists such as Annie Lennox, Billy Corgan, Maynard James Keenan, Ryan Adams, Elbow, The Gutter Twins, Snow Patrol, Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff), Mark Eitzel, and the legendary James Brown.
Growing up in Wolverhampton, England, Carina, starting from a very young age, always had an affinity towards music and began to follow her musical dreams. Never losing sight of her goals, her determination and passion led to the recording of her first album First Blood Mystery (2001). Shaped in the erratic but gripping sounds, her love of legends Patti Smith and Jeff Buckley resonates undeniably.
The follow-up and Interscope re-released debut album: The Disconnection (2004) took those influences into much more powerful and personal realms. It landed Carina worldwide exposure in the process, which ultimately brought her career to Los Angeles, California. The relocation proved worthwhile. For Slow Motion Addict (2007), Carina teamed up with notable producer Glen Ballard to create a bewitching and seductive new album. Accompanying the release was a 12-part episodic series that cleverly coincided with each track, creating a visual story for the album. It gave Carina another medium to showcase her artistic ability by acting and starring as the troubled lead character, Maisie Scarlett.
Two years later, Carina self-released the EP Things You Should Know that resulted in much critical success, having multiple film & TV shows feature her music as well as multiple radio stations, including KCRW, champion her music. Opportunities came flooding in to work with other artists Carina has admired over the years. She began working and touring with Tool's Maynard James Keenan on his band Puscifer and sang vocals on The Twilight Singers new album 'Dynamite Steps' along with other artists Nick McCabe (The Verve), Mark Lanegan, and Ani DiFranco, among others. In addition to this, Carina moved into the world of composing and writing for film, working with the award winning film composers John Debney and Glen Ballard on a song that was composed for the film Valentine's Day, writing with Academy Award winner Marco Beltrami, as well as various others.
In one of Carina's co-writing sessions for film & TV, a band was created called Early Winters with EMI Canadian artist Justin Rutledge, L.A. producer/musician Dan Burns and multi-instrumentalist Zac Rae. The band is an indie rock band with touches of country and folk flare, which draw comparisons to Neko Case and the Swell Season.
All of these projects were an inspirational stepping stone for Carina to completing her newest album, which is set to be released soon on her own label. On the new track 'Got To Go (The L.A Song) features Smashing Pumpkins' front man Billy Corgan playing guitar and she co-wrote the haunting track 'The Secret of Drowning' with the legendary Dave Stewart and Brian Eno. Coming full circle, on May 31st, 2011 marks the 10-year anniversary of the release of her debut album The First Blood Mystery. To celebrate, Carina will be re-issuing the album through Cargo Records on limited edition vinyl with additional re-recorded alternative versions, pledger only goodies, updated artwork, songbook, and exclusive t-shirts available on Pledge Music.
Comparisons are frequently drawn to PJ Harvey, though Round would contend that she is more directly influenced by Patti Smith.
The First Blood Mystery (2001)
The Disconnection (2004)
Slow Motion Addict (2006)