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Stylish, edgy, addictive and dark are all distinctive attributes found in British synth-pop singer/songwriter Charli XCX (born Charlotte Aitchison). You may have heard her voice lending itself to the Icona Pop hit “I Love It,” which Aitchison helped pen for the Swedish duo. Perhaps you’ve heard her paving her own path as an artist on breakthrough track “Nuclear Seasons” from 2011. Currently, the dark-pop princess is booked to play a plethora of showcases at this …
Camilla Staveley-Taylor Chats with CheekyApril 5, 2013
The Staveley-Taylor sisters, professionally known as The Staves, have a lot going on at the moment. Having released their debut record Dead & Born & Grown back home in England last year, The Staves (Emily, Jessica and Camilla) performed two showcases at Austin’s SXSW Music and Media Conference just days before their Atlantic Records LP hit the American market. Cheeky caught up with the baby of the group, ukulele-playing Camilla Staveley-Taylor, in between gigs while at SXSW. “It’s good, it’s hot,” chuckles Staveley-Taylor of the trio’s time in Austin. The Staves’ first performance at this year’s fest was at St. David’s Historic Sanctuary, a venue the sisters played at 2012’s SXSW. … Read more
‘True Romance’ Out in AprilMarch 15, 2013
With no less than eight performances lined up this week for Austin’s annual music festival SXSW, Charli XCX is quite the busy bee. The industrious British singer/songwriter, born Charlotte Aitchison, is hitting the streets of Austin hard in what is sure to be the best pre-album release promotional week of her burgeoning music career. Showcases hosted by Filter Magazine, IAMSOUND Records, Urban Outfitters and Perez Hilton will feature Aitchison debuting songs from her forthcoming LP True Romance, giving festival-goers a taste of her dark synth-pop soundscape. What can we expect from a Charli XCX performance? “For me, a gig is always a gig,” says Aitchison. “I don’t like treating it differently … Read more
Just No NudityFebruary 8, 2013
It’s gonna be Fun. And I’m not just talking about the atmosphere Sunday night…I’m talking about the singing group. Okay, enough corny jokes. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be airing on CBS this Sunday at 7pm. While last year it was pretty clear early on that Adele would be the frontrunner in the categories in which she was nominated (she ended up taking home six awards), this year seems to belong to Fun. The “We Are Young” singers accomplished the rare feat of being nominated in the four major categories: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. I had the chance to speak with … Read more