Introducing London grunge-pop trio Hey Charlie and their debut EP, Young & Lonesome
Plus check out the excellent new video clip for the EP's title track.
London trio Hey Charlie are a group we reckon will be headed Australia's way soon enough. Telling relatable tales of growing up set to a soundtrack that'll have 90s grunge fans pretty bloody keen, their debut EP Young & Lonesome has just been released to plenty of acclaim. Given they're from London and relatively new to the scene, we figured we'd get to know 'em a little better and maybe get the jump on the rest of the country. Check out their new video clip and the three-track EP, along with a bit of background on the group, below:
Tell us about about yourselves?
We’re a three piece grunge/rock band based in London. We played our first gig together less than a year ago and now everyone thinks we’re sisters haha. Lauren (drums) is actually from Belfast, Lizz (guitar) is from Luxembourg and Sophie (bass) is English from Shropshire. Sophie and Lizz met at university and started writing together and then found Lauren through mutual friends later on.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
90s grunge/pop/rock! We’re inspired by bands like Nirvana, Wheatus, Arctic Monkeys just to name a few.
This varies from song to song, sometimes one of us will come in with the initial idea and we’ll work on it from there but more recently we’ve just been messing around in rehearsals and writing all together. It really depends though, some songs like Cheer Up Princess off our EP we wrote in half an hour in rehearsals where as other songs we’ll keep coming back to and re-writing choruses etc. until we’re all completely happy.
Can you tell us about your new EP, Young & Lonesome?
We recorded it with Tarek Musa from Spring King. The songs are written from our own experiences. Beyond people just enjoying these songs we wanted to give girls songs and lyrics they could relate to that also represent the power and vulnerability of growing up. The EP explores the confusing contradiction of youth, being ‘Young’ and carefree while simultaneously feeling ‘Lonesome’ and vulnerable in the world.
Any shows coming up?
We’re currently on a European tour with All Time Low but when we get back we’re going to be playing our first ever headline show in London at the Shaklewell Arms on the 16th November.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
We’re going to carry on writing, recording and gigging and hope we can be back on tour ASAP!
Where can we hear more of your music?
Follow Hey Charlie: FACEBOOK