Words: Geoff Knight Pictures: Geoff Knight / Cath Dupuy
On the back of their thrilling new EP ‘Is It Autumn Already’, out now on Communion Records, Birmingham based Chartreuse arrived in London for a sold out show at The Lexington. It’s part of a mini-tour that took in Brighton, Newcastle, Birmingham and Manchester as well as this show in the capital, and comes ahead of their just announced main support slots with Palace, beginning on 11th February 2022.
First up was the smart alt-pop of Lavender, who drew a warm reception with their funk-filled electro and acute sense of melody.
Chartreuse arrived on stage for their biggest ever headline show fronted by the dual vocals of Hattie Wilson and Mike Wagstaff, backed up with Rory Wagstaff and Perry Lovering. The crowd were entranced by the bands beautiful melancholic harmonies which created this powerful, haunting, dark ambient music. If you haven’t already, check them out if you’re into Ben Howard, Radiohead, Sharon Van Etten, Bon Iver.
The appearance of Orlando Weeks delighted the crowd with an appearance as he joined the band for a number, as band delved into their EP and beyond as they thrilled the crowd.
This is one seriously talented band to watch out for in 2022.
Images by Cath Dupuy photos (Click on thumbnail to see full image)
Details of the Palace tour, and much more are all on via https://www.chartreuseband.com/