Friday, February 2, 2018
Charlie Barnes : talks 'Oceanography' in brand new interview
Charlie Barnes :   talks 'Oceanography' in brand new interview

Singer-songwriter and Bastille live member Charlie Barnes is set to release his new album ‘Oceanography’ on the 9th March 2018, and he recently sat down to discuss the album and its creation in a brand new interview.
Watch it now here: https://youtu.be/2qt5hzmXDQA 
 


“I got this job with Bastille, and was out and about all over the place, not really at home for more than a couple of days at a time. I took to taking a little keyboard around with me, and a case of recording gear, so that any kind of spare moments I had, I could find some time to get to work on the album.”Charlie Barnes


‘All I Have’, the first single from the new album, was recently released and you can watch the official video now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_oSzAHLGwc 



The follow up to 2015’s post-pop monster ‘More Stately Mansions’, ‘Oceanography’ finds Barnes in a different place in his life. The past two years have seen huge change for the musician, he has spent the majority of his time on the road as a touring member of Bastille, performing on some of the biggest stages in the world and travelling all over the globe as well as getting married and relocating from Leeds to the Midlands.


New single ‘All I Have’ was something of a late bloomer in the album recording process... “This was one of the last songs to come together for the album.” Explains Barnes “Given that I'd just written a whole load of embarrassingly woe-is-me numbers, I was keen to try and put something together that was a bit more uplifting. It's sort of an anthem for sticking to your guns. With a harpsichord...”


In contrast to his previous LP – largely recorded in one place with producer and Oceansize guitarist Steve Durose – ‘Oceanography’ is a story of snatched moments after tour rehearsals, late nights spent in far flung studios from Wales to Virginia, ideas sent back and forth over email and put down in fits and starts while on the road. At points it seemed like it would never come together, so it’s some achievement that it not only matches the attention-grabbing maximalist prog pop of ‘More Stately Mansions’, but builds and expands on that record’s foundations.


Barnes has also shared a video to go alongside the single explaining “The idea for this video came about during a severely self-deprecating conversation I was having at a festival somewhere with Bastille's lighting guy Jamie. I was (half) jokingly explaining that promoting a record can be sort of like screaming at a brick wall for a bit. We thought that would make a good idea for a music video, so I spent a lovely afternoon in Eastbourne looking for really good walls with my long-time collaborator and all round life guru Ryan.”



Charlie has confirmed initial UK live dates in support of the new album, which you can find below:


7th March – Oporto, Leeds
13th March – Bloc, Glasgow
14th March – The Cookie, Leicester
15th March – O2 Academy 2 Islington, London
21st March – Eagle Inn, Manchester
22nd March – West Street Live, Sheffield



‘Oceanography’ will be released on Superball Music on the 9th of March 2018 and can be pre-ordered now on CD, LP & as digital download here:
https://charliebarnes.lnk.to/Oceanography 


Exclusive bundles featuring a t-shirt & signed postcard are available here:
https://charliebarnes.tmstor.es/



 


“Barnes utilises dynamic shifts and sinewy layers to sculpt a rock-solid, emotional track that zaps you in the chest”The Line Of Best Fit


“Graceful, soothing songwriting..” - Clash



CHARLIE BARNES online:
www.charliebarnesmusic.co.uk
www.facebook.com/charliebarnesmusic
www.twitter.com/charliebarnes 
www.instagram.com/charliebarnesmusic 



SUPERBALL MUSIC online:
www.superballmusic.com
www.facebook.com/superballmusic
www.twitter.com/superball_music
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