The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website


LISTEN: Charlotte Church - I Can Dream
Laurie Tuffrey , July 15th, 2013 06:44

Preview of Church's forthcoming EP THREE

Photograph courtesy of Kirsten McTernan

Charlotte Church is continuing her series of five EPs with THREE, out on August 26 through her own Alligator Wine Records label. Last time we talked to her, she was listening to Trans Am and Disco Inferno and channelling the earth-shaking electronics of Fuck Buttons, and when we received her new record last week, it turns out that, along with her band and producer Gethin John, Church has been taking spacey R&B and then blazing off on proggy tangents.

As a case in point, we've excited to post a first play of THREE's 'I Can Dream', which begins with a pulsing bass line and glacial washes of synth and guitar, before ripping into a fretboard-mangling wig out, flicking back to quiet storm massed-up vocal harmonies and then does the whole thing again. How does it all sound together? Fucking ace - listen below:

Chuch is playing a run of dates following the EP's release; have a look below and head over to her website to get tickets:

Thu 19 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Fri 20 – Leadmill, Sheffield
Sun 22 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Mon 23 – Academy 3, Manchester
Tue 24 – Scala, London

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.