"...effortlessly pieced together..." - Clash

"...lush and scintillating dream-pop..." - The Revue

Over the past year, electronic pop artist Dan Frau, performing under the guise of Caralis, has emerged from the shadow of London’s urban landscape, producing a discordantly melodic sound captured superbly on the release of forthcoming debut EP Logic.

Beginning as an experiment between two friends, Dan (vocals, drums, keys, guitar) and producer John Merriman (production, drums, percussion, backing vox), Caralis has morphed into the bones of what loosely could be considered a ‘band’, with the added additions of Phil Merrimen (keys) and Ex Libras front man Amit Sharma (guitar, noises) adding a little something extra. The result is the noticeable growth of an embryonic, raw sound laid down in 2015 through the release of singles Be Automatic and Clicks In, into something more delicate, subtle and, ultimately, more complete.

There is no mistaking the organic qualities that distinctively permeate Caralis’ sound. These qualities offer an almost bedroom producer-like charm that emanates through the music however, this acts as a mere distraction to what is, in fact, an impressively sophisticated level of production, musicianship and collaborative songwriting. Title track ‘Logic’ exhibits all of the best facets of what Caralis has to offer. Ethereal beauty pours from Dan’s falsetto vocals, enhanced further by the bands unerring ability to create melody and hooks, neatly finished off with an ominous outro, turning the song completely on its head.

Despite having released only two tracks thus far, Caralis have already gained support from the likes of Clash, Artrocker and Candid Magazine as well as receiving radio airplay on BBC Radio 6 and Absolute Radio. The band will be looking to gig more throughout 2016 on the back of their recent live debut and will be playing a launch show at The Half Moon on 19th May.

Logic by Caralis is out now via Fairfield Records.