Chartreuse: it’s a colour that can’t be seen in print. And much in the same way, you can’t really pin down the eclectic sound of the new band of the same name. Chartreuse combine folk, soul, jazz and R ’n’ B into one luscious mix, all injected with the cool indifference of King Krule, the chilled-out attitude of D’Angelo and the instrumental warmth of Nick Cave.
The band also find inspiration in more unusual choices like Hans Zimmer, plus some classics: Radiohead, Bon Iver, Ben Howard and Sharon Van Etten. The band consists of Michael Wagstaff and Harriet Wilson, who alternate vocal duties. Perry Lovering covers the bass, and Rory Wagstaff provides the lazy drums that stutter in the background. With the help of producer Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode), their debut single ‘Three Days’ is a viscous introduction. Listen to the track below:
Like what you hear? Chartreuse will be supporting Puma Blue on 30 October at London’s EartH.