Charlie Straight make the kind of joyful,
harmony-driven Britpop Britain itself has
forgotten how to master.
(…) it would be easy to imagine them
sound-tracking the next series of Skins or going
down a storm on a sunny afternoon at Glastonbury.”
- Albert hears The Scientist at his cousin's – he's blown away
He spends the summer in Kent by the sea and writes his first songs
- Johnny (bass) records and mixes the first demos at home
- first record deal secured after putting the demos online
- first year on tour – learning the ropes of playing live
- first album She's a Good Swimmer comes out
- three “academy” awards – music video for Platonic Johny – hype
- Yemi AD (Kanye West, Polica) shoots School Beauty Queen in NYC
Recording with the producer Guy Fixsen (My Bloody Valentine, Pixies)
VICE magazine shoots the video for Coco
- second album Someone With a Slow Heartbeat comes out
discovered by The Guardian in May 2012 – read
support gig with Red Hot Chili Peppers in August 2012
Someone With a Slow Heartbeat video appears on Coldplay.com
Confirmed for The Great Escape 2013
MIGHT BE THE MOMENT
WHEN THE DOORS TO
WE'VE BEEN REHEARSING HARD FOR THIS
WE'LL DRIVE FOR 13 HOURS WITH THE VAN
IS THIS THE NEXT BIG STEP?
WHAT IT TAKES TO MOVE ON
Are we ready to sacrifice the comfortable family
life and move somewhere new?
I'm drawn to places buzzing with creative energy like Hackney,
Brooklyn or L.A. For me, that's the way to go now.”
-Johnny (bass, guitar)
When I bought JAY-Z's biography in NYC,
I photo-copied the page about
talent and dead-serious discipline
and put it on my wall. I like his approach to life including
the fact they're friends with Chris Martin.”
-Albert (lead vocal, guitar)
I've known that music would be the driving force of
everything I'd do since I was eight.
It began with classical music and jazz, then I discovered stuff like Radiohead
and thought it could be cool have a band, too.”
-Michal (keyboards, guitars, bass & vocals)
God, spending hours behind the wheel of our blue VW van
and squatting everywhere with my laptop? I love it.
Every tour makes us all so strangely tired we laugh at the sight
of a tree by the road. I do anyway, hahaha...”
-Vojta (tour manager)
I want to open a restaurant one day.
There will be no music played. Just silence.
I hate music sometimes.
I like forests, mushrooming and swimming. I can do a hundred pools a day.”