“I honestly had no intention of making an album, but when I moved back from LA permanently I wrote 11 songs that told a story like a journal,” Charlie Clark says.
The Astrid and Reindeer Section bands, the Broken Arrow and MJ12 projects, and stints guesting with the likes of Mogwai, Arab Strap and Snow Patrol have led to Charlie Clark’s debut solo album Late Night Drinking being set for release later this year.
“I wrote the chorus of Don’t Have A Cow, Man! just before moving back to Scotland from Los Angeles and finished it in Stornoway,” Clark adds of the lead single, which is streaming online now. “I came home to help care for my father who was terminally ill so I had some serious s**t to get together.”
“A friend said it’s like Sit Down by James on very strong sedatives. Having said all that I also wanted it to have a good groove and make people dance! It’s a slice of indie pop definitely inspired by more 60’s style pop. I hope people see it as a positive message as obviously I chose to live!”