ASTRID CO-FOUNDER AND SCOTTISH SONGWRITER
RELEASES NEW SINGLE TODAY:
“LATE NIGHT DRINKING”
THE TITLE-TRACK OF HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM:
CONFIRMED FOR RELEASE THIS OCTOBER
+ ANNOUNCES NEW LABEL: NO BIG DEAL MUSIC
“A superb piece of jangle pop classicism, it seems to reference everyone from The Byrds and Big Star through to Teenage Fanclub”
“His recordings are full of beautiful, haunted melodies and stripped down plaintive acoustic beauty.”
JOHN ROBB, LOUDER THAN WAR
Following his debut single release with an enlivening chaser – CHARLIE CLARK – is back with his second official solo single: “Late Night Drinking”.
Very much a different beast to the mellow jangle-pop leanings of “Don’t Have A Cow, Man”, “Late Night Drinking” instead finds Charlie grabbing the bull by the horns to deliver a full-throttle rush of incendiary alternative-rock.
Recalling the power-chord primed masteries of Ash to Idlewild to Arcade Fire; blazing guitar breaks are suffused with lyrics of a searing intensity that hurtles with exhilarating pace and rollercoaster-like emotions. Reflecting one of the hardest episodes of Clark’s life to date, the track finds the songwriter acknowledging the bitter breakdown of a past relationship with unflinching honesty. As Clark says:
“Late Night Drinking is the official 2nd single and title track from my debut. It was the last song I wrote for the album and it’s really about my marriage falling apart in Los Angeles.”
A release that finds Clark helming a new and exciting course of his own captaincy, the single arrives as the first release on his own brand new independent label: No Big Deal Music. With a mission statement to release independent music from the Scottish Highlands and Islands in which he currently lives, as well as the finest sounds to have caught his ear from wider world; Clark has already enlisted a stellar roster of signees to the Big Deal label including: The Sea Atlas, Clarke & The Himselfs and Scott C Park. With releases already planned throughout 2021, expect to hear new music from all of the aforementioned acts, as well as the release of Charlie’s long-awaited debut album: ‘Late Night Drinking’, which is confirmed for release this October.
One of Scotland’s best-kept musical secrets, Charlie Clark is a multi-talented songwriter, musician, promoter and more. First rising to prominence as a founding member of acclaimed Glasgow indie-pop foursome Astrid, Clark has been a pro-active presence in the underground music scene for over two decades. From his role in Scottish supergroup The Reindeer Section to his own projects Broken Arrow and MJ12, Clark has earned a cult status amongst public and peers alike, becoming a go-to guest musician to the likes of Mogwai, Arab Strap and Snow Patrol in the process.
Going solo with some of his most impassioned and personal material to date, latest single “Late Night Drinking” is a fine case in point and offers a further glimpse of Clark’s eponymously titled debut solo album ahead of its Autumn release date.
Produced by Jason Shaw (Cambodian Space Project) and mastered by Mark Gardener from RIDE, “Late Night Drinking” also features Calum Buchanan (The Sea Atlas) and was recorded in Uig on the Isle of Skye.
CHARLIE CLARK – “LATE NIGHT DRINKING” – OUT 4 JUNE, VIA NO BIG DEAL MUSIC
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UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
28th May – Astrid Facebook livestream @ 8pm
29th May – An Lanntair Courtyard Stornoway (outdoor solo show)
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