Introducing: Chartreuse

Birmingham 4-piece Chartreuse are a band hotly tipped for great things in 2015. Playing a few support gigs at the tail end of 2014 at venues such as The Rainbow, Bull’s Head and Sunflower Lounge, they describe themselves on Facebook as an Indie/soul/pop band.

They first came to my attention at this year’s Oxjam Brum, where they took the 9pm slot and piqued everyone’s interest for the proceeding 30 mins. Combining subtle shades of the more alternative end of Britpop (Salad, Sleeper, Echobelly) with a certain woozy ethereality, the band produce a sound that both swells and delights, with Harriet Rose Wilson’s vocals flowing through it like liqueur.

Named in Brum Notes list of Ones to Watch in 2015, this is a home grown band that are going to quickly rise to the surface and successfully transition from support act to main event.

In a nutshell…

Brum 4-piece that combine the subtle hues of alternative Britpop with flowered up soul.



Born Music

HAIM | Swim Deep | The Rolling Stones | Matthew E White | The Strypes | Kodaline

Brum Notes

Lamb | Kasabian | The Eagles

Counteract Magazine

Parquet Courts | Marika Hackman | KT Tunstall | Laura Mvula | The Weeks |
Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Evil Alien | Policia | Of Monsters and Men | Stealing Sheep |
The Crookes | Saint Saviour | The Killers | Katzenjammer | Life In Film | The Features | Citizens! | Poppy and the Jezebels | Pond | Alabama Shakes | Hustle Records Launch |
Emeli Sandé | Alice Gold | Spector | Howler | Various Cruelties | DJ Shadow | Laura Marling |
Oxjam Brum Takeover | Cults | The Bluebeat Arkestra | The Moons | The Pierces |
James Blake | Toy Hearts | Rites of Spring Festival | Mona | Ellie Goulding | The Vaccines |
I Blame Cocco | Max Raptor