Carter & The Capitals – Five Questions With

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Carter & the Capitals cut a rug on vibrant, soulful single “Lovely Lovely Lovely”

Carter & the Capitals are a high-energy five-piece funk group from Edmonton, Alberta.

Known for their signature, hard-driving sound, soulful vocals, and catchy instrumental riffs, the Capitals fuse the most danceable elements of the pop and funk genres. By bottling up deep grooves from their wide range of influences and combining them with tight, snappy arrangements, the band offers its own unique take on Western Canadian funk.

Following up on their 2019 self-titled debut album, Carter & the Capitals return with “Lovely Lovely Lovely,” a joyful new track that serves as a reminder for the band not to take themselves so seriously and to enjoy the privilege of playing music with some of their best friends. With lots of growing pains and mistakes over the past years, the Capitals have become closer while making the best music they’ve ever made.

Listen to “Lovely Lovely Lovely” below, and find out more about Carter & the Capitals via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

We are a high-energy funk/soul band based in Edmonton, Alberta. We’ve been playing together since we met at university in 2016. We released our self-titled debut record in 2019 and have toured it across Canada. We are currently working on our sophomore record, which will be released in 2023.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

Lovely Lovely Lovely is our first single in three years and will be the first single on our upcoming sophomore album. We wanted a joyful, singable song to be our first single after these difficult years. Also, we wanted to create something everyone could dance to.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

On Lovely Lovely Lovely, we took inspiration from Luther Vandross and tried to capture hard-hitting 80s funk drums and bass sounds. We took influence from Prince for a bright, spanky, sparkly guitar sound. After listening to a lot of 80s Heart, we were inspired to use a similar sounding glass piano sound.

Do you have any upcoming shows or festivals you’d like to tell us about?

We just finished our headlining slot at the Taste of Edmonton Festival. Our next show will be in Sherwood Park, Alberta, outside Festival Place, on August 10th.

What’s your goal for 2022?

We are working hard to finish our sophomore record and release our next single later this year! We don’t want to wait another three years to put out music, and we don’t think our fans want that either, haha.

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