"A seething narrative about a corrupt, corporate-pandering politician lying on his deathbed, face-palming about his mistakes."
Album title? One Finger Salute
Where did the title of your new album come from? The title track, One Finger Salute, which is a seething narrative about a corrupt, corporate-pandering politician lying on his deathbed, face-palming about his mistakes — which also nicely sums up the cheery sentiment of the record.
How many releases do you have now? Three. The Take Care single, the Iron Suit EP, and my debut LP One Finger Salute.
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How long did it take to write/record? Writing took a while, maybe six months. Recording was a breeze; we tracked and mixed the record in under 24 hours.
Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? The record owes something to both John Prine and Don Walker, and as for the production we really wanted to capture the feeling of a bunch of dudes playing live on the porch.
What's your favourite song on it? Venice, a song about a homeless guy I met busking at Venice Beach last year. It'll change your life.
Will you do anything differently next time? I'll be disappointed in myself if I'm making the same record over again, but no question I'd work with the same dudes.
When and where is your launch/next gig? We're throwing a release party at The B.East on 5 Dec. It'll be a hoot.
Website link for more info? facebook.com/thomascharles