We Are Charlie (WAC) are an Indie Rock trio from Pretoria, South Africa. The band formed in late 2013. Dylan (lead singer/guitarist) met Wesley Reinecke (drummer) in high school. The two have been making music together since 2008. After years exploration in the music scene they found a home in the sound of Indie and that’s when WAC was conceived. Rudolph de Villiers (bassist) joined the band in mid-2016 to further-enrich the notion of the WAC sound.
We Are Charlie have an affective energetic and up-beat indie sound. Their style is one which constants highly distinct guitar melodies, drums and bass are written and arranged to provide solid, groovy but yet a functional backbone and additional feel to the sound. These instrumental elements become a foundation in which WAC conveys their message through an honest yet complex approach to lyrics. This message is heard by listeners in the unique vocal style and tone of vocals.
Each member has a unique taste in music and are influenced by different artists. This ultimately helps bring an interesting new sound to style of indie. The Band as a whole are influenced by Artists like The Pixies, Modest Mouse, The Strokes, Fidlar, Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, etc. WAC have played along side bands such as: aKIng, The Plastics, Thieve, Shortstraw, Desmond & the Tutu’s, Shadowclub, SAWAGI, Xavier Rudd and others.
We Are Charlie just keep the hits coming and ‘Starting To Stop’ is the latest offering from the Pretoria trio! The band release the music video and single today. Following the hits ‘Let’s Stare At The Sun’ and ‘Red Norton’, the latest offering ‘Starting to Stop’ is the band’s most powerful Indie Rock single release to date!
“The name came to us after a few too many drinks and a soppy conversation about growing up with a few screws loose. We were unjustifiably proud of ourselves for “starting to stop” with our bad habits. There is a girl in this one but she is and will never be real because the boy in the story can’t materialise anything worth his own weight in making bad decisions. A figment of his own imagination then? We are hopeful that this will move a few bodies on the dance floor. Thanks again from the Charlie boys.”
Watch the music video for ‘Starting To Stop’ below:
If you like this tune, get it on iTunes here. I saw these okes at That 70s Fest and Mieliepop this year and I have to say that they’re one of the band in the SA Music scene that give me a little hope for the future. SA Music is definitely NOT dead peeps.
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