New York bar band THE CARVELS NYC have just released their long-awaited debut album and it's a live one!

Well, in a manner of speaking. The band had always planned to make a live album for their debut, as that's what the band do best. Unfortunately, the scheduled recording date at NYC's legendary Cutting Room club back in March was cancelled due to lockdown.

Fast forward to May, and the band are back at the Cutting Room, masked-up and socially distanced, but playing to an empty venue. But the band are confident that it shouldn't deter them from delivering their usual explosive performance.

Influenced by original New York punk, 60s girl groups and Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, the band tore through a set of originals by frontwoman Lynne Von Pang, bolstered by covers of the Ramones 'I Wanna Be Well' and the Velvets' 'Candy Says'. Live At The Cutting Room was produced by Freddie Katz and mixed and mastered by Detroit garage legend Jim Diamond.

Released through Die Laughing Records, Live At The Cutting Room is available to stream/buy here.

Check out the video for the single 'Bitter Pill'...


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