With their debut longplayer Cause A Stir out on the 3rd of April on Specialist Subject Records – (pre-order details here), Charmpit (Anne Marie on bass and vocals, Rhianydd on guitar and vocals, Estella on lead guitar, and Alex on drums) really wowed us with Sophomore Year. Listen below to find out more.
If you have fond memories of The Organ and acts like Tallulah Gosh, there’s plenty here for you to enjoy. The spirit of 80s UK indie is strong here, as the vocals and spiky arrangement create a raw, fun ambience – but there is more going on here. Politics runs through the lyrics; impassioned and important as they marry the personal and political, as they call for support for striking students at Rhi & Anne Marie’s old stomping ground, The University of California Santa Cruz
The band says Sophomore Year depicts Charmpit’s journey to the heart of anarchism… “Sophomore Year is about the ingredients we use to bake our collective fate. Come with us on a decade’s long journey to the heart of direct action and mutual aid.”
You can get details on how to listen to Charmpit’s Sophomore Year by checking out their social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Also, keep an eye on their social media for news on gigs, and the album release.