TRACK REVIEW: Carl Green In Particular – Off Duty EP | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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A year after Head of Light Entertainment (HOLE) split, Carl Green returns to the limelight with the first of three EPs. Drawing inspiration from 70s art school pop (i.e. Sparks and Cockney Rebel), Off Duty opens with Art School Fringe – a masterclass in creativity that combines Carl’s vocals with unusual sound effects, making for a great start to a wonderfully peculiar EP.

The standout track is She Sings In Her Sleep; cathartic guitar strings and soft, echoey vocals form the essence of a lullaby, whilst maintaining the energised beat of typical pop. The self-reflective Who’s Carl Green? sees Carl questioning his individual identity, whilst retaining HOLE’s eclectic energy. One thing’s for certain: the world cannot wait to see Carl’s next endeavour.

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