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To celebrate the impending, any minute now, release of a brand new Charlie Mayfair EP, Fall In Time, I’ve handed control of the humble Walk of Shame blog post to to the band themselves. Hailing from Brisbane this chilled out, laid back, 5 way collection of awesomeness, have laid bare the influences and thought process behind the music that makes up their latest EP.
Charlie Mayfair – Fall in Time
Hey guys, Charlie Mayfair here. It’s been a whirlwind two years, full of gigs with The Panics, Emma Louise, Ball Park Music, Owl Eyes, Husky, Old Man River and performances at Sunset Sounds in Brisbane and at Woodford. We’ve just released our latest single ‘Waste Me’ and it’s a bit of a change of pace from our folk-inspired first release Watch My Hands which we released back in 2010, so without much further ado, here are four albums that help tell the story of the journey leading up to our brand-spanking new EP…
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Birdy - Skinny Love
Last year 16 yr old Jasmine Van den Bogaerde, or Birdy as she is affectionately known, struck YouTube gold with her smouldering rendition of Bon Iver’s Skinny Love. 21 million hits later and the track has finally been given an official Australian release. Not really sure what took them so long?
Birdy has released an album of covers that is out on Warner Bros and available through her website and all the expected music retailers you can think of. Hear her haunting covers of Phoenix, The XX and The National to name but a few. What’s missing is the cover of Ed Sheeran’s The A Team recorded for the Radio 1 live lounge which is rather beautiful. Fragile vocals, stark, bare boned piano playing collide to make a unmistakable experience.
Purchase the album for a special Sunday treat or sign up to the Birdy mailing list for a free mp3.
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