"The live rendition accurately captures Carbone and her band’s forceful live sound and Carbone’s irresistible stage presence, While the song itself finds the band balancing menace, power and sultriness, it should also serve as an introduction to an artist, who in my book is adding her name to a list of powerful rock goddesses."
The joy of violent movement
Photo: Thomas von der Heiden, 10/2019 Rockpalast, Bonn
“And this voice, this magnificent voice, that unfolds and ripples like the waves of the ocean, with an invigorating saline quality. It seems to consist of healing minerals that could be smeared on the skin.”
Sors-tu.ca, Montreal, 2019
Laura Carbone’s acclaimed debut album “Sirens” was released in 2016, followed in 2018 by her haunting 2nd LP “Empty Sea” and tours with “The Jesus & Mary Chain” and NYC’s “The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.” In late 2019, having already toured in Europe earlier in the year, Laura Carbone took her band from their home base in Berlin on their second tour of North America that year. The “Empty Sea – North America Tour” was a 6,000 mile, 15-show, 3-week cross country trek from Los Angeles through the American southwest and midwest to the East Coast. They finished their stay in the US with a performance in New York before heading up to Canada for a series of shows culminating in a featured performance at the Pop Montreal Festival sharing the bill with luminaries including the legendary Nick Cave and Laurie Anderson. After returning to Berlin and barely over the jetlag, Laura finished off a landmark year with a live nationwide performance on the acclaimed German TV show “WDR Rockpalast” in October, followed by her final concert of the year sharing the main stage at Berlin’s “Synästhesie Festival” with international luminaries The Black Lips, Stereolab, Deer Hunter and A Place To Bury Strangers.
The chaos of 2020 presented the unexpected opportunity to the live album “Laura Carbone - Live at Rockpalast”, 75 minutes of shared joy, pain, fear, tears, anger, confusion, elation, noise, sweat, attitude and gratitude. A Polaroid for a polarized world, of something bigger than any one of us individually.
The album release in December of 2020 was greeted ecstatically by fans and the press around the world, and yielded three Top 10 singles on the German Alternative Charts.
Laura Carbone curated her first festival in the summer of 2021, the “Cosmic Dreaming” at Festsaal Kreuzberg in Berlin, featuring the first exclusive performance of The Underground Youth and herself performing songs from the EP “In Dreams”.
Like most of us, the time in lockdown also led Laura to examine her inner life and priorities. Her desire to spread the healing qualities of music condensed into a resolve to deepen and expand her already considerable knowledge about the subject of how sound frequencies can be applied as “Sound Healing” to restore our sense of balance, physical health and inner peace, and to practice and share this knowledge with others. To this end, she is already working with frequencies, energies and “Alchemy Crystal Bowls”, and collaborating with like-minded artists on ways to consciously integrate healing frequencies into their own live and recorded work in a way that broadens and enriches the music.
Laura Carbone is currently working on her 3rd studio album with her band in Berlin.