Charles Watson unveils his solo efforts with the chilled out ‘Abandoned Buick’
FFO: Invisible Minds, Childhoos
Label: Moshi Moshi Records
London based songwriter/producer Charles Watson and member of indie duo Slow Club and garage-rock super group The Surfing Magazines announces the release of his debut solo record Now That I’m A River out 18th May. To mark the announcement of his debut, Charles is streaming the second track off the album ‘Abandoned Buick’, with the first being ‘No Fanfare’ which earned a spot on BBC 6 Music’s playlist. ‘Abandoned Buick’ oozes seriously chilled out jazz energies with only the most satisfying guitar tones you’ll hear within the confines of indie. To create the unique vocal harmonies, Watson worked with sampled versions of his own voice to create unusual textures, adding to the woozy nature of the vocal production.
He says the track came about because of the introduction to a Yamaha YC30 guitar: “The band Mates of State left a Yamaha YC30 at the Moshi Moshi Records HQ a few years ago and somehow I’ve ended up babysitting the thing. I love this thing so much. The fuzz setting through a Fender amp is basically the most pleasing sounding thing I’ve ever heard. That’s what does the riff on ‘Abandoned Buick’. Thanks Mates of State, please don’t come back for it.”