If you haven’t already immersed yourself in Charlie Wilde’s incredible debut single Low Fidelity, stop what you’re doing and go listen to it now. With the track’s release, Charlie Wilde have quickly established themselves as one of our favourite Perth acts.
So, we thought it was fitting to catch up with Charlie Wilde for a list of their favourite Perth acts. Take it away, Charlie Wilde…
With an epic debut single fresh under their belt, we caught up with Charlie Wilde for a list of their favourite current Perth acts.
Probably one of my longest-running love affairs in Perth music is with these guys, Man Sandal have been killing it for a while now with their brand of jazz-folk fusion but the new direction they’ve been heading in lately is really something special. Multiple front persons and instrument changes keeps any audience members on their toes listening to these multi-talented people. My only complaint is that they don’t play Taxi nearly enough, give the people what they want!
I’ve been lucky enough to share the stage with Smol a few times now and its always such a special night, Clancy’s voice just floats over these beautiful melodies, simple structure wonderfully delivered that doesn’t need all “these silly little jazz chords”. The Entirety of Perth has been waiting with bated breath for an official release, but for now Midnight Starlight is up on band camp and is one of my all-time favourites.
Noah is hands down my bet for next big success out of Perth, the way he tells a story and ropes in an audience is truly unique. I always thought it couldn’t get much better than Maggots but then Holding On came out and I thought this is finally the time that the rest of Australia catches on to Noah’s talent. He’s Just released Don’t Act Like You Know Me and I can’t wait to see him get the success he deserves.
Richards’ voice is so incredibly powerful and emotional, it’s hard not to draw parallels with an artist like Matt Corby. When Lilia catches you with a long falsetto note it’s like time slows for a brief moment as you wonder how a voice can make a sound like that, and then you combine that with one of the tightest bands going around and it makes for an amazing set. There’s also not many people playing better guitar than Cody Rance in Perth right now and they’ve just announced another single launch with Mrs Jones that can’t be missed.
I’ll be the first to admit that I was a little slow to catch on to the Sara Salt buzz earlier this year, it wasn’t until they played one of my gigs ‘Beyond the Verge’ that I realised the enormity of her sound. I can’t begin to tell you how stressed I was that night, as it was at the time one of the biggest gigs I’d put on and the first I was actually hosting, but for half an hour I was pulled out of myself and instead lost in this beautiful sound, encapsulated by the most wonderful cello, with synth, guitar and vocals coming together, it was truly incredible.
Low Fidelity is available now. Listen here.