Carson are a three piece psychedelic stoner rock band residing in Lucerne, Switzerland. First formed in Auckland, New Zealand by front-man Kieran Mortimer-Jones in 2010. Playing all over New Zealand the then four piece quickly built a reputation as a groovy, heavy, melodic and energized outfit. 2011 Carson recorded a 7 track EP with hit tracks "Dues" and "Conversational" being played on national New Zealand radio stations. But then it was time for Kieran to move to Switzerland and a new band had to be formed.
Keeping the name Carson (taken from the classic western The Good the Bad and the Ugly) Jan Kurmann and Elina Willener joined the band and within 4 months started blasting the local Swiss scene. In December 2012, Carson released a 2nd self titled, 6 track EP after winning funding from a local festival (Lakeside Festival Hergiswil) at a sold out show in the infamous Treibhaus, Luzern. The new CD shows the band channelling their sound and becoming a deep and loud groove machine. The perfect mix of fuzzy guitars, rolling drums, brutal bass, and catchy vocal melodies was received with love from the public and radio stations alike. The Songs "Chlorine Boogie", "Come" and "I Guess" are being played on SRF Virus, Radio 3Fach and Coleur 3. An official music video for "I Guess" was released a few months later, received with praise and can be seen on Swiss music TV channels.
2013 Carson were picking up shows playing all over Switzerland. Chained together into one long tour, headlining their own shows and supporting well known acts travelling through. Building their name as Switzerland’s Stoner rock n roll representatives.
Carson storming around Europe on tour with Karma to Burn in 2014 (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Switzerland) has given them that polished sound, a taste for the road and (much like the audience) left them gagging for more.
The next two years saw them playing many local and international festivals (Up in Smoke, Openair am Bierlersee, Stonerhead) touring Italy and working on perfecting the monster songs written along the way.
Early 2017 saw the release of Carson’s full length album called "Drown the Witness" and shortly after an EP called "Three Point Split". These were christened at two rocking parties in their home town. The album and the EP sold very well and received raving revues from around the world.
Singer guitarist Kieran unfortunately had to return to New Zealand resulting in a 3 year hiatus for Carson much to the disappointment of eager fans.
2020 sees the trio coming back together and ready to get the machine running again in August! Studio booked, video shoot booked, photoshoots and festivals are locked in! Look out now, here we come!