Charlie Mayfair have been hard at it this year kicking off 2011 with a trip to Sunset Sounds playing alongside Boy & Bear, Angus & Julia Stone and Tame Impala. They’ve supported Tin sparrow, sang with Emma Louise, and began work on their new album, leading the charge with a new single entitled Tell Her.
The track opens with a smouldering drum beat that escalates the tension of the song, driving and forcing it into newer, bigger sounds for the band. By the time the first chorus comes around the song is racing along, melodies cascading over guitars, voices and lyrics forcing it ever upward till the pause; a chance to grab a breath as a solitary ‘I love you‘ draws you closer before the drums kick in for the final crescendo and song is done.
Working with Matt Redlich, who created the last Hungry Kids of Hungary album has paid off for Charlie Mayfair. Drawing maturity and somehow adding even more complexity and warmth to their trademark melodies and sound. I can’t tell you how excited I am for the band who are possibly one of the nicest groups of people you’re ever likely to meet and damn fine musicians to boot. On stage they excel, the chemistry between them oozes and the end result is a live act you should not pass up should the chance to see them arise.
The new single, Tell Her is offered as a free download from the band’s bandcamp page and you can catch them at the Emma-Louise EP Launch in Brisbane’s Visy Theatre, next Saturday 9th July.