Premiere: The irrepressible Charlie Needs Braces bounces back with new track ‘Yanoo’ and news of debut album and launch dates.

Feature Photograph: Tiffany Garvie

Charlie Needs Braces has a very fresh, effervescent and quite unique sound and we are ever so delighted to premiere her new track ‘Yanoo’, due out on Thursday, 27 October 2022. This delight is further compounded by news that she will be releasing her debut album, ‘Saltwater People’ in the new year. Charlie Needs Braces is the moniker for Charlie Woods, a proud GuriNgai woman, a descendant of Bungaree and Matora, whose work on loopers and trumpet creates something that is incredibly radiant that reflects the sunlit geography of her native land.

‘Yanoo’ has an atmospheric sibilance created by the looped harmonies and frenetic pace: the horn stabs create a dynamism that has an euphoric effect. The radiance is tempered in this track by a certain poignancy and melancholy – the title means goodbye and reflects the temporal nature of life and relationships. Woods says:

Yanoo means goodbye in my mob’s language and is inspired by all the inevitable and natural endings we all go through at some point in relationships.

There is an undercurrent of bitterness and regret that is swims against the driving currents:

And you know what I do to you, I say yanoo, and you know what I do to you, I turn
my back on you and I tell you, yanoo, yanoo, yanoo.
I don’t understand why’d you bite this hand, the hand that feeds you, and breeds
you why’d you bite this hand.

Charlie Needs Braces creates an intriguing mix between a hyperkinetic day-glo bounce and an undercurrent of deep yearning. There is a delicate vulnerability threaded through her pulsating rhythms, resulting in a multi-layered effect that matches a thrilling musical lilt with an earnest and poignant veracity.

‘Yanoo’ is out on Thursday, 27 October through Gyrostream and you can pre-order here.

The ‘Saltwater People’ album is out Friday 10 February 2023.

You can catch Charlie Needs Braces live launching the single on Thursday, 3 November at the Gasometer Hotel – Upstairs with Rosie Rai, and Kid Dingol
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets $15 +BF: here
Facebook Event: here

‘Saltwater People’ Tracklist
1. Alla Indore
2. Misinformation
3. Daryung
4. Saltwater People
5. Bunya Interlude
6. Big Bully
7. Go to Sleep
8. Yanoo9. Meteor Shower
20. Pride

Feature Photograph: Tiffany Garvie

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