Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Chargr. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked his unique style.
The sound proposed by this artist immediately struck me.
An original and experimental compositional style that takes its cue from a way of making music of the past but which manages to be modern at the same time with the inclusion of highly sought-after sounds.
The attention to detail impressed me, a song full of small nuances that make the overall production very refined.
At times the voice reminded me of David Bowie’s. Psychedelic and fascinating music that hides something mysterious that makes it hypnotic and innovative.
A nice discovery that I recommend to all lovers of experimental music looking for new artistic paths of expression.
Junk is Chargr’s Single Out Now!
Chargr is Charlie Wood, previously front man of eccentric alternative pop band, The Retro Spankees, who were signed to Kooky Records in 2005. They starred alongside Noddy Holder in the video for Misty’s Big Adventure’s ironic hit Fashion Parade, were briefly the backing band for legendary graphic novelist Alan Moore and one of their tracks features on James Acaster’s Netflix show, Repertoire.
At the end of 2020 Charlie got nostalgic and felt the urge to make music again so he took part in a one month album challenge in January. Out of that (inspired by Misty’s Big Adventure, Ween, Arthur and Jerry Paper) came Vox Pops, a weird melodic lo-fi pop album with songs about peer pressure at pedestrian crossings, unconditional love for irritating offspring, coding software robots and spying on your neighbours.
From here on when Chargr isn’t at home worrying he’s annoying his neighbours, he can be found in small clubs and pubs armed with his laptop, guitar and keyboard trying to make people smile.