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Big Charlie

Bari, Apulia, Italy | INDIE

Bari, Apulia, Italy | INDIE
Band Alternative EDM




"Album Review: Big Charlie – ‘Too Little Too Late’"

Italy’s premiere new-wave disco duo Big Charlie will release their new album, Too Little Too Late, in just a couple of days. The release is packed with danceable beats and interesting textures, incorporating unique arrangements and vocal style into their techno-influenced tracks. The album’s second track “The Sun” is particularly mesmerizing with it’s circuital arrangement and synthesized hooks.
The song features the band’s impressive ability to use layered vocals in an exciting way. While many tracks that feature “gang vocals” sound overwhelmed or bloated, Big Charlie’s vocal layering fits the music perfectly and does divert focus from the beat heavy backing tracks that make up the bulk of their songs.
The album’s single “Here Comes the Mobster” contains a slinky piano hook and a laid back beat. It slowly churns, but manages to keep up the energy of the album and build Too Little Too Late’s momentum as an album. The song’s vocal hook is infectious, and a listener can’t help but want to join in with the chorus of voices singing, “Here comes the mobster.”
The album’s final track, “Wait til the End” is another slow burner, but holds a completely different tone. If the bulk of the album would see audiences getting sweaty at the club, this track more resembles the last dance at prom. This is in no way an insult: “Wait til the End” is one of the most enjoyable tracks on the album. The raw emotion captured in the song marks one of the most touching moments on of the album. Near the end of the song, the band picks up and closes strong, showing Big Charlie’s versatility as an artist, and the versatility of Too Little Too Late as a cohesive record. - TristateIndie

"Big Charlie Album Review: Too Little Too Late"

When listening to Big Charlie you would never believe there are only two members, Matteo De Ruggieri (vox,guitar) and Stefano Milella (synth, programming, drum machine). Their new album “Too Little Too Late” (Snowy Peach Records ) was released on november 9th 2011. Their eight songs (Haunted, The Sun, Here Comes the Mobster, Morphine, Ask quietly, What if, Headache, and Wait til the end) were mixed by Hugo Tempesta and recorded by Gianluca Dentamaro at Crescendo Studio in Bari, Italy. It definitely has a European dance vibe to it, but more importantly is there Indie Elctro feel. Matteo and Stefano are influenced by such bands as, TV On The Radio, Everything Everything and Toro Y Moi, but not emulating them so much it’s obvious. With MGMT’s minor flop Congratulations I thought indie electro might be in a sad decline but Big Charlie has come along to steal the lime light. “Too Little Too Late” starts with pretty chill synths and drum beats with multiple part vocal harmonies. The same feel continues throughout until “Morphine” which has a much happier pop single vibe to it full with symphony samples. “Ask Quietly” is true to it’s name and is an even simpler track, but still has the multiple vocal harmonies and synth melodies and is the point where the album continues that feel to the end. The high point being their second song “The Sun”. - Sergeant Sparrow Records


- Roses (Single, 2010)
- That Really Hurts (2010)
- Too Little Too Late (2011)



Big Charlie, a " sounds-mashers and styles-mixers" duo, with a background of pop, rock, electronic and experimental experiences. Born on December 2009 they released soon after ,in 2010, their first record "That really hurts". From that moment their sound changed and evolved in a mix of electro, funk, pop and intelligent dance trained by contemporary influences like TV On The Radio, Everything Everything and Toro Y Moi . Later they announced the debut album "Too Little Too Late" (Snowy Peach Records ) released on 9 november 2011. 8 tunes full of beats, melodies and fresh sounds that blend and re-build standard club and pop music rules.