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The Charlottes

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RSD 2020 release. Hailing from the small, conservative market town of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, The Charlottes rose from the ashes of a short-lived band called The Giant Polar Bears ; before that, bassist David Fletcher had been in Red Over White , guitarist Graham Gargiulo had played in Mithrandir while drummer Simon Scott would eventually end up in Slowdive ; early vocalist John Lindsell was replaced by Petra Roddis . Their debut single, "Are You Happy Now", issued on the short-lived local independent, Moleworth Records, was in melodic power-pop mode; debut album Lovehappy was recorded in Bristol and released by Martin Whitehead 's Subway Organization in August 1989, to rave reviews. Championed by John Peel , it showcased their evolving "Wall of Guitar" sound, moving away from the tamer pop beginnings. Follow-up EP Love In The Emptiness showed continued growth, the song constructions becoming more complex and layered, and when the group signed to Cherry Red in 1990, the single Liar began making waves in America, though the group somehow split right at this high-water mark; thankfully, the EP and single are both included on our expanded Lovehappy reissue. 180 gram vinyl.

01. Are You Happy Now
02. Cold
03. Keep Me Down
04. Stubborn
05. See The Danger Shine
06. Everything To Me
07. In My Hair
08. Love Happy
09. Liar
10. Blue
11. Venus
12. Love In The Emptiness
13. Be My Release
14. Could There Ever Be

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