Though incomparable, The Carlines evoke something undeniably familiar; a kind of soulful folk-pop that strums at your heartstrings, even as it sets your toes tapping and your head bobbing. Based on the west coast, The Carlines produce a storytelling kind of writing mixed with catchy hooks and ear-worms, weaving seamlessly through acoustic folk driven songs and electric foot-stompers. They immediately captivate audiences with a live performance that playfully invites and disarms.
Being no stranger to the local music scene as a side musician, songwriter and frontman Sjoerd Meyer draws on his experiences and musical compadres to curate his own project into something entirely unique. The Carlines emerged onto the local scene with the release of ‘Still The Sun Will Rise – EP’ at the start of 2014, continuing the year performing dozens of shows, touring to Alberta on three separate occasions, and placing a ‘Band of the Month’ feature on Victoria’s the Zone 91.3. They completed the year with a 14 date tour of the western provinces and charting #46 on the The Zone’s Top 91 of 2014.