Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Personal Playlist: Charlie Baxter

“I’m a one-man electro punky pop act from Cheltenham. Influenced by a variety of classic and contemporary electronic music I mix rock guitars with 80s synths and dance floor beats to hopefully create a fresh sound and some catchy songs”

Charlie has recently started his own independent record label, Pink Shoe Records, through which he has released his debut album Girls, Guitars  & Glowsticks.

On my playlist:

The XX- Islands

A perfect pop song, I can’t stop listening to it! Beautiful melodies, haunting vocals, great guitar sound. The simplest ideas work the best, it truly is a lesson in great song writing.
Duran Duran- Planet Earth
A guilty pleasure but I love a bit of 80s synth pop. It might be cheesy but you can’t resist it! People (including me) are still ripping this stuff off for good reason!
Ellie Goulding- Under The Sheets (Jakwob remix)
Absolutely huge dance floor track! This remix totally eclipses the original track. It takes the dubstep blueprint and messes it up in a delightful way. This is definitely my club choice!
Explosions In The Sky- Your Hand In Mine
These guys craft incredible, emotional songs with perfectly simple and euphoric guitar melodies. Put the EP on whilst driving back from a gig or night out, it’s relaxing and uplifting at the same time.
Klaxons- Golden Skans

Klaxons started the keyboards in rock music thing for me. Their debut album has been a real influence. Dig this out to remember how amazing it is and be inspired to release a new record!

Catch Charlie Baxter in Cheltenham, Bristol, Oxford and beyond as he looks to play more dates over Summer to support his new record, available on Itunes and at his shows.


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