SINGLE REVIEW: "Welcome To Europa" by Caravella
If you’re a fan of dreamy indie-pop then you’ll love ‘Welcome To Europa’, the debut single by Bath 4 piece Caravella.
Caravella formed towards the end of 2019 but have quickly developed their own distinguished chimerical vibe that will inevitably get you swaying, trust me. I’ve seen these guys play and they’re solid yet groovy.
Artwork for Caravella's debut single "Welcome To Europa" - CLICK image to listen!
In an overcrowded indie scene it can be difficult to stand out, but the steadiness and breezy attitude oozing from this track grants its status as a real bedroom bop. It's the sort of song perfect with a glass of wine as the sunset trickles in through the window on a summers evening.
The direct manner of lyrics such as “your acid mouth leaves stains on my white lips” drives home their strident approach to being played a fool, a hauntingly relatable feeling, whilst the crisp production shines as Jack Spooner’s wavy guitar melodies soar seamlessly around the pensive vocal of frontman Charlie Sellers, but being totally glued to the sturdy rhythm section of Otto Cox (Bass) and Hugh Wilkin (Drums).
This track is full of conviction, that which you’d expect from a band years into their career such as The Night Cafe. The quartet manage to mix freshness with warranted confidence, and is a true testament to the quality of underground bands emerging from the Bath area at the moment.
Caravella are (left to right) Hugh Wilkins, Charlie Sellers, Jack Spooner and Otto Cox