New Artist Of The Day: Charlie ClarkWho?

Currently living in LA Charlie Clarke is originally from The Outer Hebridies of Scotland- that’s some relocation although we would like to bet that the Hebrides is wilder. His recordings are full of beautiful, haunted melodies and stripped down plaintive acoustic beauty.

He has some musical history being a founding member of the criminally overlooked band Astrid who released three full-length records, including 1999’s sophomore lp, Strange Weather Lately, which was produced by musician, Edwyn Collins.

He was also a core member of the Scottish “supergroup”, The Reindeer Section, which featured members of Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub and The Vaselines and has also appeared as a guest vocalist and musician on records by The Zephyrs, Arab Strap, Mogwai and Snow Patrol.

This is some CV but that’s the past and we are dealing with the future- the future is that he has become solo leaving Scotland and is now based in Los Angeles, California where he hosts a weekly music night called “Mad For Sadness” at Taix in Echo Park.

He has a solo album out soon produced again by Edwyn Collins, whose AED label will released the Feel Something ep on July 22nd.

The five song record features the talents of Brandi Emma, Eric McCann (who also produced the record), Isobel Campbell, Yohei Shikano (My Hawaii), Kaitlin Wolfberg (Fort King) and Joe Luisi (A House For Lions). Feel Something follows the themes that have dominated his musical journey so far but with the added sunshine and smog of LA mixed into his muse.


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