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Charlie Clark


Last year we saw the return of the highly talented musician (and a favourite of ours here at Backseat Mafia) Charlie Clark with a new project called Yama Rama. This followed a turbulent few years leading to his return to his native Scotland and the release of his fantastic solo album  ‘Late Night Drinking’ (see …

The highly talented Charlie Clark played in indie band Astrid before decamping to lead another life in LA as a music producer and artistic entrepreneur. He eventually returned to Scotland and this time last year released his brilliant solo album ‘Late Night Drinking’ (see my review here) and revived Astrid. Clark has earned a cult status amongst public …

Charlie Clark has a fascinating story to tell – a part of vital Scottish indie music history in indie band Astrid before decamping to lead another life in LA as a music producer and artistic entrepreneur. A few years back he returned to his native shores for personal reasons, and ended up with twins, his …

Thundering waves of guitar and a bright infectious bounce herald the sparkling new single from Charlie Clark, ahead of the much delayed release of his solo album ‘Late Night Drinking’ and a UK tour. Clarke has been winking his musical eye at us in a lascivious manner for the past 18 months with a delicious …

It has been almost a years since Charlie Clark graced us with his melodic magic, during which time he resumed services with his band Astrid and further developed his label No Big Deal Music amongst a plethora of other activities. He is back, and just as effervescent as ever, with another shimmering track of sonic …

Charlie Clark has been lasciviously fluttering his eyelashes at us ahead of his debut album release with a stream of jangly anthemic indie pop gems over the last year (see my reviews for the magnificent tracks ‘Don’t Have A Cow‘, ‘Late Night Drinking‘, ‘No Big Deal‘ and ‘A Bridge To Your Idol‘). While the album …

Like some glorious love child of Velvet Underground and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and best buddies with Courtney Barnett, Clarke and the Himself‘s debut single ‘Weighted Down’ has a fuzzy deceptively simple sweet drone attack: sibilant cymbals, grunge guitars and the sweetest repeated melody backed by a plonking piano. All the remarkable for the …

Glaswegian Charlie Clark is building up a magnificent body of work in anticipation of his newly announced album ‘Late Night Drinking’, accompanied by the release of the title track. We’ve already swooned with admiration for his previously released tracks ‘Don’t Have A Cow‘, ‘A Bridge To Your Idol‘ and ‘No Big Deal‘, and the new …

You know when an artists is hitting the sweetest notes when you look forward to that moment just before you press play on a new track: the delicious tang of anticipation. And so it is with Charlie Clark. And what joy when expectations are exceeded. Clark’s newest track, ‘No Big Deal’ is just that – …

There is no doubt that Charlie Clark is a prodigious talent – ‘A Bridge To Your Idol’ is his second solo single over the last twelve months and both singles have been majestic pieces of sparkling indie pop, infused with a deeply personal narrative. Indeed, this track is a heartbreaking sequel to his previous release …