March 31, 2012

An Indie Pop / Shoegaze Band You Might Not Know, But Should!

Formed in 1988 as the Giant Polar Bears in England, they soon changed their name to The Charlottes. They released three singles (on Molesworth, Subway, and Cherry Red) followed by a full length entitled Love Happy and Things Come Apart in 1990. (Subway and Cherry Red)

Musically they sound like the lost link between female fronted noisy indie pop and full blown chainsaw guitar shoegaze. Not only were they a John Peel Favorite but the drummer Simon Scott went on to join Slowdive. Guitarist Garham Gargiulo went on to form Barefoot Contessa; no not the foodie show, the band.

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