Avaberee. A vast brilliance of harmony and sound await your lil’ ears with the brand new single from the Brisbane based songstresses. Lover of Mine is full of a honey glazed goodness that will sooth your musical soul with its song. These girls are amazing. Treat your head right and download a copy of their brand new single today. Your pocket will love you for it too as it’s available for free over on their Unearthed site.
The girls are working with Matthew Redlich (Ball Park Music, Emma Louise) to produce their forthcoming EP due for release in 2013. With plenty of clips on YouTube, including possible the Dizzee Rascal cover ever, there’s plenty more to explore ahead of that release. Stay up to date with the band by hitting like on their FB page… or stay tuned to the WoS where we’ll be keeping an eye on this musical treat.
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…
If anyone’s ever wondered what possesses a guy like me to get up early every Saturday morning, trudge to the other end of the beach and volunteer his time, come rain or shine, to play songs on radio to nobody in particular, then wonder no more. It’s for bands like Charlie Mayfair.
Charlie Mayfair first came to visit the Walk of Shame over a year ago. They were then, as they are now, wide eyed, impassioned and as full of wonder as their music is. Beautiful, enthusiastic and as graceful and polite as any group of kids you are ever likely to meet. Their music is forged on soaring harmonies, juxtaposing buoyant melodies with often heartfelt lyrics and tales of love, life and laughter.
As a live act they come into their own. The on stage chemistry between band members spills over in abundance, extending itself into the audience and urging everyone to let go for a few hours. These guys are truly awesome!
Charlie Mayfair are currently on tour to promote their newest single Tell her. Sharing their sound interstate they’ll bring a richer, more mature sound to the first EP Watch my Hands. This Brisbane 5 piece have come a long way in a short space of time, gaining support from triple j, FBi and SYN Fm whilst getting plenty of love on the blog scene from nerds such as myself and the mighty Who the Hell.
The single, Tell her, is yours as a free mp3 from the Charlie Mayfair bandcamp page. They’re in Sydney on September 1 playing the Vangaurd.
Be there or be the guy that looses out… No one likes that guy!
Charlie Mayfair have been hard at it this year kicking off 2011 with a trip to Sunset Sounds playing alongside Boy & Bear, Angus & Julia Stone and Tame Impala. They’ve supported Tin sparrow, sang with Emma Louise, and began work on their new album, leading the charge with a new single entitled Tell Her.
The track opens with a smouldering drum beat that escalates the tension of the song, driving and forcing it into newer, bigger sounds for the band. By the time the first chorus comes around the song is racing along, melodies cascading over guitars, voices and lyrics forcing it ever upward till the pause; a chance to grab a breath as a solitary ‘I love you‘ draws you closer before the drums kick in for the final crescendo and song is done.
Working with Matt Redlich, who created the last Hungry Kids of Hungary album has paid off for Charlie Mayfair. Drawing maturity and somehow adding even more complexity and warmth to their trademark melodies and sound. I can’t tell you how excited I am for the band who are possibly one of the nicest groups of people you’re ever likely to meet and damn fine musicians to boot. On stage they excel, the chemistry between them oozes and the end result is a live act you should not pass up should the chance to see them arise.
The new single, Tell Her is offered as a free download from the band’s bandcamp page and you can catch them at the Emma-Louise EP Launch in Brisbane’s Visy Theatre, next Saturday 9th July.
Matt Amery of Sydney wonder-group Tin Sparrow joined me last week on The Walk of Shame, sharing new tracks form the upcoming EP, ahead of the tour which starts this week: The Brass Monkey in Crunulla has the first show this Wednesday 29th June before reaching the Vangaurd on Friday 1st July and onto Brisbane thereafter.
All shows are supported by the lovely sounds of Charlie Mayfair, one of the upcoming acts to watch for 2011. Together with headliners Tin Sparrow the night looks set to be a formidable folk frenzy with the later blowing away crowds at the recent FBi Social gig a few weeks back! As first act on stage that night Tin Sparrow held their own against Husky and The Fall, that night, to the point where many wondered if they were about to upstage the other acts.
Chatting with Matt you could really grab the sense of anticipation, excitement and trepidation about what the future will hold for Tin Sparrow now that can finally promote a full EP. Their sound is unmistakeably indie folk, reinforced with great big textures and a range that can seem them flow from spaghetti western to acoustic folk and back again without sounding forced or disjointed.
Matt joined me for the last quarter of the show, below is a round up of what went down… Don’t panic the dodgy porno music that is too loud in the background soon ends. For the real thing get to The Vangaurd this Friday!
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