Ask Carol is an alternative indie-rock duo that has emerged from the remote Norwegian mountain community of Auma, ready to shake up the music scene. Don’t let the small size of this band fool you – with two guitars, drums, synth, Carol’s unique bass and guitar system, and a bit of multitasking, Ask Carol packs a punch with a sound as big as a full band. The music of this high-energy power-duo ranges from fierce and mean to soft and comforting, drawing inspiration from the likes of the Kills, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the White Stripes, all with a distinct Nordic, melancholic twist.
Ask Carol has already made a name for themselves on the international stage, touring in the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, and Scandinavia, and performing at SXSW several times (2023, 2018). They’ve also had the privilege of supporting The Brian Jonestown Massacre on tour. In August 2022, they released their highly-anticipated debut album through their own indie label, ChoVan Records, to widespread acclaim from the press, including a 5/6 rating in Dagbladet, one of Norway’s largest newspapers. In September 2023 the album was also finally released on Vinyl.
Now, Ask Carol is heading out on their first ever UK Tour! After having had a few viral videos on TikTok and Instagram, where Ask Carol is playing outside for cows, and in beautiful landscapes, they have had many people in the UK asking them when they will come on tour. With so much of their favourite music coming out of the UK, they are very excited to embark on this trip, covering London, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and more.
We spoke to Ask Carol, delving into their plans for this UK tour, their hopes and expectations, reflections on the year they have had, and so much more.