Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Charlie Barnes : - launches video for new single 'Bruising', European live dates imminent
Charlie Barnes :   - launches video for new single 'Bruising', European live dates imminent

Singer-songwriter and Bastille live member Charlie Barnes has launched his new single ‘Bruising’ with a brand new video. Watch it now here: 

Charlie comments: “This is the last video in our FAME trilogy.  We thought: what better way to represent artistic frustrations than to let the two people who've had to spend the most time listening to me complain about my particular artistic frustrations (my wife, and my life guru Ryan), absolutely cover me in paint, glitter and feathers?  This was, obviously, done in one take, on a wet and windy day in my back garden in Lichfield.  It was totally worth it.”

‘Bruising’ is now available digitally to stream and download across all platforms, and is coupled with a live acoustic version of the song recorded during Charlie’s recent stint opening for Bastille on their ReOrchestrated tour. Stream / Download the single here: 

Charlie heads out on a short headline run in Europe later this month, and you can find the full list of dates below. Tickets available here:

European headline dates: 
09/05/18 – Kulturbrücken Jungbusch – Mannheim
10/05/18 – Kranhalle – München 
11/05/18 – Arena – Wien 
13/05/18 – Ostpol – Dresden 
14/05/18 – Kantine Berghain – Berlin
15/05/18 – Nocthwache – Hamburg
17/05/18 – Blue Shell – Köln

He also recently launched a brand new interview where he discusses how he got the job with Bastille and his time on the road with them. Watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/mKtoHBKmE5A 

The follow up to 2015’s post-pop monster ‘More Stately Mansions’, ‘Oceanography’ finds Barnes in a different place in his life. The past two years have seen huge change for the musician, he has spent the majority of his time on the road as a touring member of Bastille, performing on some of the biggest stages in the world and travelling all over the globe as well as getting married and relocating from Leeds to the Midlands.

Speaking about the upcoming tour with his employers, Barnes said: “I’ve been jokingly referring to this tour as my couple of weeks of doing double shifts.  That would, of course, imply that any of what I’ll be doing during the ReOrchestrated tour could be considered work, and it’s anything but that.  Any opportunity I get to play my songs to people is a lovely thing, but to get to do so in such glorious surroundings as the halls we’re visiting for this tour is truly an honour.  Steve and I were joking when recording ‘The Weather’ for the new album, that we wanted it to sound like I was playing the song in a grand concert house, like the Royal Albert Hall or something.  Funny, that.  To top it off, I get to be involved in the performance of the beautifully reimagined versions of Bastille’s songs, along with a deluxe sized ensemble of proper musicians, and I really can’t wait for that.”  

Watch the video for ‘Will & Testament’ (featuring backing vocals from Bastille’s Dan Smith) here:

Watch the video for the track ‘Maria’, filmed during his recent UK headline tour, here: 

Watch the video for ‘All I Have’ here: https://youtu.be/C_oSzAHLGwc 

‘Oceanography’ was released 9th March 2018 and can be ordered now on CD, LP & as digital download here: https://charliebarnes.lnk.to/Oceanography 

Exclusive bundles featuring a t-shirt & signed postcard are available here: https://charliebarnes.tmstor.es/

“Far more than someone else’s second fiddle, Charlie’s ready for the limelight” – Dork Magazine

“Despite how accomplished this album is, there are still abundant hints that this is still not him at the peak of his powers. Who knows where he’ll go next.” – Prog Magazine

 “an album full of twists and turns, which includes sonic nods to influences ranging from Oceansize and Amplifier to Queen and Muse.” – Total Guitar

“Barnes utilises dynamic shifts and sinewy layers to sculpt a rock-solid, emotional track that zaps you in the chest”The Line Of Best Fit

“Graceful, soothing songwriting..” - Clash



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