New video for EP title track
EP out now on Kissability
Track listing: 1. Breather 2. Lessleg 3. Long Grass 4. Own Speed
London based songwriter Charlie Cunningham brings the title track from his new EP ‘Breather‘ to life with his captivating new video featuring a real family of acrobats. Originally from Liverpool, the Ramos family run an acrobatics school in Birkenhead, each with their own specialities; Mum Anita’s being contortion, Dad Marcelo jumping through knives, older son Jordan tumbling and younger son Samuel specialising in trampoline.
The video was directed by duo Gokmen Bliss (Murat Gokmen and Steve Bliss) and Lydia C-S (artist and filmmaker). Full production credits are below.
Watch it here.
‘Breather’ is the follow up to Charlie Cunningham’s widely acclaimed debut EP ‘Outside Things’ in 2014. His second EP is out now on Kissability.
Renowned for his percussive guitar sound, which draws heavily on his influences from two years living in Seville, Cunningham’s song writing on ‘Breather’ is second to none; it’s an intimate and powerful offering with his voice used as a fragile instrument to compliment his perfectly honed guitar craftsmanship.
Title track and EP opener ‘Breather’ captures with its melodic grounding but quickly and effectively changes pace leaving you unsure as to what might happen next. ‘Lessleg’ is a heartfelt contemplation of friendship the delicately constructed ‘Long Grass’ flows effortlessly into closing track ‘Own Speed’, a beautiful folk rock offering with playful vocals reminiscent of Phosphorescent or Midlake.
Cunningham’s ‘Breather’ EP further signals a very bright future for this rising British star.
Charlie Cunningham live:
27/03 – Hall For Cornwall, Truro, UK (w/ Stornoway)
05/04 – Yellae Deuks Festival, Anstruther, UK (w/ King Creosote)
25/04 – London Calling Festival, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
02/05 – Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK
04/05 – The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK (w/ Stornoway)
09/05 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK (w/ Stornoway)
22/05 – Way Back When Festival, Dortmund, Germany
23/05 – Maifeld Derby Festival, Maifeld, Germany
24/06 – Theater Der Wohngemeinschaft, Cologne, Germany
07/08 – Wickham Festival, Hampshire, UK
05/09 – End Of The Road Festival, Dorset, UK
‘Breather’ video production credits:
Directed by: Gokmen Bliss & Lydia C-S
Producer: Murat Gokmen
DOP: Steve Bliss
Editors: Murat Gokmen, Lydia C-S & Steve Bliss
Focus Puller: Tom Bolwell
Assistant Director: Jennifer Monks
Camera Assistant: Daniel Magid
Colourist: Martin Samson
Production company: OBR Studios
Some praise for Charlie:
“beautiful, yet honest song-writing with such percussive guitar playing that he truly stands out from the crowd.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“It wanders into your head with its charm and likeability but leaves you stunned with how it envelopes you in its warmth.” – The 405
“Lush, open songwriting with an intimate edge” – Clash
“steeped in the ethereal solemnity of Jose González with flickers of wrenching emotion akin to Frightened Rabbit” – Stereogum
“If ‘Own Speed’ is any inclination of what to expect on the upcoming EP we should be in for something special.” – Earmilk