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Looking at the name of this band there is an instant sense of creativity, a desire to gel together two opposing acts; the following of orders in a structured, emotionless way, and the free movement expressed during an emotional reaction to music.

The phrase that comes to mind with ‘Charlie Brash’ is “in your face”.

The track is simple, yet intense, almost forcing you into happiness against your will.

The listener is instantly reminded of summer and the carefree, joyful attitude of a festival on a sunny day.

There is a desire from the lead singer to bring everybody to the same level of euphoria as him with assurance and jubilant cries ringing clear throughout, while the meaning and lyrics are forced into the background with excitable tunes taking centre stage.

Vague words on the subjects of youth, cluelessness and return from a journey can be heard in the shadow of the blaring saxophone.

‘Charlie Brash’ is an accurate portrayal of chaos on a night out; a crazy beginning followed by a slight lull, with a last burst of excitement.

With the whole group gathering vibe going on, this track would most definitely be at its best on the stage.

It is easy to imagine the vitality of the song and musicians taking over demeanours, transporting even the most depressed of souls into a more carefree, optimistic place.

The rushed and excitable sound is borrowed from the ska genre and although the track is not entirely within this category, it is most definitely influenced by it.

Similarities can be heard in comparison with artists such as The Specials with the heavy importance placed on drums and the brass section.

They do not sound dissimilar to the recent outbreak of bands such as The 1975, with their lively, slightly reggae undertones. - Ravechild


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Formed September 2012, we've been blasting our fun-filled caribbean tunes throughout Edinburgh and Glasgow and are soon about to head down to England, followed closely by a short Scottish tour. Influenced by bands such as The Cat Empire, The Griswolds and Vampire Weekend, we also take inspiration from the music of Kenya and Angola.