TUNE Caro - Cold Comfort
Caro are a Leeds-based trio sporting stately, delicately-arranged pop that’ll slap you round the face with a fish, unprompted. Sounds unnecessary and a bit mean on paper, but their fizzing new single ‘Cold Comfort’ ebbs and flows between two wild extremes.
One side to Caro is all softly-softly, playfully plucked romantics. Lyrics are smart and earnest, offering lines like “I told you I’d never web a lie around you.” It’s butter-wouldn’t-melt stuff. But in the middle of ‘Cold Comfort’, out comes a fizzing, razor-toothed chorus, not dissimilar to Glass Animals getting a life-altering electric shock. Frazzled guitars have hacked the mainframe, and just when the whole thing threatens to smash into smithereens, Caro bring things back down to a gorgeous, settled pace. In the future they might just opt for sweet serenades and all-out noise instead of combining the two, but there’s enough going on here to set pulses racing at dangerous levels.