Pearl Charles

LA native, Pearl Charles is a quirky styled songstress teams her smoky eyed persona with a sultry attitude to create a vintage temptress.

With nods to artists like Jefferson Airplane and the additional similarities to Joni Mitchell, Charles' powerful image and youthful songwriting was enough to earn her copious slots with Father John Misty and Growlers.

Her eponymous debut emerges from a hazy, smoke-filled vault of stoner psychedelia and knock-out mid-60s blues. Taking prompts from all over her homeland from West Coast Acid Rock to individual artists such as Lana Del Rey.

For an EP that is equally as vague as spotlight worthy, it drifts through a jaunty surf-rock with an array of lyrical conundrums that keep you in a daze. Wavering in both strength and structure the tracks, at times, lack clarity and some direction.

Despite this there's a potent style about the strutting twenty-something that keeps you hooked - there is most certainly more in her locker. 

Words Jake Marley


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