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Charlie Big Time - Disshevelled Revellers EP

  by Dixie Ernill

published: 16 / 8 / 2012

Charlie Big Time - Disshevelled Revellers EP
Label: Matinee Recordings
Format: CDS


Gorgeous indie pop on debut EP from Bolton-based group Charlie Big Time, who have recently added to their line-up former Trembling Blue Stars vocalist, Beth Arzy

Charlie Big Time hail from Bolton, hardly renown for its fey indie band heritage, but the fact that this release is coming out on Matinee Records is a cast iron guarantee that the ‘Dishevelled Revellers’ EP will be well worth a listen. I am not disappointed as the title track is a wonderful mix of the Go-Betweens and early Smiths, while newest recruit and former Trembling Blue Stars vocalist, Beth Arzy, helps turn ‘The Liberation of Love’ into a swirling laid-back number very much in the mold of the Pale Saints' ‘Kinky Love’. The remaining two tracks could easily have taken the lead on the EP, with ‘Real Estate’ bringing to mind the underrated Hit Parade, and ‘Passion and Headaches’ again benefiting from Beth's dreamy vocals. Not much more to say really. Charlie Big Time have finally put Bolton on the indie-pop map and Matinee Records have added another ace band to their impressive catalogue.

Track Listing:-
1 Dishevelled Revellers
2 The Liberation Of Love
3 Real Estate
4 Passion And Headaches

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