Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Bon Iver, the national, Feist


band members

Hannah Shepherd - Keys & Vocals, Irena Lysiuk - Keys & Vocals, Will Weightman - Drums, Dave Christensen - Guitars


Bio

Brisbane indie-folk quintet Charlie Mayfair have long been the darlings of their local scene, playing shows and captivating the hearts of whoever crossed their path. Following the rousing success of previous single ‘Tell Her’, the band is proud to announce not only the release of another single called ‘Waste Me’, but also their second EP Fall In Time and a bout of Queensland appearances to show off their new wares. ‘Waste Me’ is a commanding slice of frantic-paced pop, once again featuring the fervent vocal of the group’s co-lead vocalist Hannah Shepherd and bolstered by the savvy production muscle of Brisbane’s Matt Redlich (Hungry Kids of Hungary, Ball Park Music, emma louise) – it certainly is Charlie Mayfair like you’ve never heard them before. Since the percussive ‘Tell Her’ laced national and community radio airwaves, the guitars have been turned up, the drums have become more feverish and the melodies have been sharpened to pop supremacy. And it doesn’t stop there – the forthcoming Fall In Time EP extends on the fine songwriting display their debut Watch My Hands possessed. It features not only the aforementioned power-couple of singles, but also the tribal rhythms of live favourite ‘Blue Water’ and the epic, slow-burn of ‘Stone’ – four songs that encapsulate the impressive musicanship and a band constantly progressing. The forthcoming EP launch shows see a return to the stage for one of Brisbane’s beloved outfits. With continuing airplay and a brand spanking new EP under their belt, the rest of the country is imminent. UPCOMING SHOWS Fri Nov 2 @ Alhambra Lounge (Bris) w/ We All Want To (Album Launch) + Babaganouj

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

05 Jul 2011

Triple J
40

Best thing you've done so far. Uplifting and epic.

Best thing you've done so far. Uplifting and epic.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 May 2012

Triple J
40

You can't help but get sucked away in the surge of this tune. It's so tightly wound with the ringing guitars and the swelling vocals - it's pretty irresistible.

You can't help but get sucked away in the surge of this tune. It's so tightly wound with the ringing guitars and the swelling vocals - it's pretty irresistible.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

14 Jun 2012

Triple J
40

Wide-eyed, widescreen pop. I love the drama and grandiosity of it all.

Wide-eyed, widescreen pop. I love the drama and grandiosity of it all.