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 drip feed of the most alluring singles: jangling indie pop that shimmers and glows like the northern lights above the Hebrides skies.
‘No Big Deal’ hauls on its Doc Marten boots and stomps with a fuzzy blast of goodness and a throaty roar of guitars, accompanied by Clark’s trademark barbed-wire-lined velvet vocals that are melodic and bold. Clark says of the single:
I figured I’d covered rock’n’roll and drugs with the previous singles so this is the sex part. I’ll leave it to the listener to figure it out! I wanted to have a really short full on pop track with hardly anything on it…
Nothing succeeds like a little rock’n’roll excess. The accompanying video, shot in Clark’s garage in Stornoway last year, is filled up to the brim with the self-deprecating charm that encapsulates Clark: an arch and wry delivery, messy, chaotic and fun – a perfect reflection of the music. Clark says:
I’d reached out to a bunch of friends to see if anyone would like to shoot water guns filled with paint and launch water balloons at me. I was overwhelmed by the response of people I know who wanted to physically maim me. My own mother even joined in. Dear Dr Freud!
This is glorious music from a highly talented artist:
The single (available through all the usual download and streaming sites) comes off Charlie Clark’s album ‘Late Night Drinking due out on 25 November though his own label, No Big Deal Music.
In support of the new single and his upcoming album, Charlie Clark will be hitting the road for a short stretch of shows. Touring with Cadet A (United Ghosts), they will be performing at following venues
23rd London ~ Birds Nest
24th Birmingham ~ Actress & Bishop
25th Manchester ~ The Dulcimer Bar
26th Liverpool ~ Round The Corner
27th Newcastle ~ The Little Buildings