Chartreuse have released “Only You”, the second track taken from the Black Country quartet’s upcoming EP Is It Autumn Already? (out 19th November). The track follows first single “Things Are Changing Too Quickly”.
Chartreuse create music that is reverent for emotional people. Think Ben Howard’s darker atmospherics, Sharon Van Etten’s emotional pull, Radiohead’s entire back catalogue. The chill of The XX, the glitches and gloops of Justin Vernon, the guitar pulses of Spiritualized, and the metronomic rhythms as mesmerising as the eyes of Kaa. Two peerless vocalists in Hattie Wilson and Mike Wagstaff, alongside the skittering yet flowing instrumental flair of Rory Wagstaff and Perry Lovering; they all breathe as one.
Their new EP, spanning six emotionally bruising tracks, links together oddball time signatures, unusual textures, rhythmically oblique. A release unlike anything else you will have heard this year, or even last.
Alongside a run of festivals this summer, the band will be playing a run of headline shows – kicking off at The Lexington in London, on 30th November 2021….
25th September – Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol
26th September – Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham
16th October – Live at Leeds
17th October – Wild Paths Festival, Norwich
13th November – Stag and Dagger Festival, Glasgow
14th November – Stag and Dagger Festival, Edinburgh
30 November – The Lexington, London
29th November – Green Door Store, Brighton
1 December – The Cluny, Newcastle
3 December – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
7 December – Upstairs at Whelan’s, Dublin