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Charly Bliss

The members of Charly Bliss have known each other, in one capacity or another, since middle school. But they have perhaps never felt closer than last year when they took part in the kind of high octane bonding ritual that makes or breaks a relationship: walking in LA. "I know this is the joke, but literally no one walks there," says frontwoman Eva Hendricks, laughing. "People were looking at us like we were crazy." There was a kind of meditative determination that took over as these super-pale, die-hard New Yorkers ventured out into the stifling smog on their way to the legendary Sunset Sound studio, where they were recording their forthcoming sophomore album, Young Enough. "It was just the four of us being alone together, getting our heads on straight," Eva continues. "It felt like we were really locked in. It was so good."

Feeling conspicuously out of place together was exactly the right energy for Charly Bliss to tap into at this moment. Challenging each other to be exposed, to be seen for who they really are as people, and then to double down on the sound that emerged collectively from that process is the story of the band’s evolution from the scrappy upstarts who made 2017’s brash punk LP Guppy, to the confident, assured artists behind the comparatively dynamic, unapologetically pop Young Enough. "We definitely go to different places on this one," says bassist Dan Shure. "But it still sounds like us. It’s still fun."

Charly Bliss share "Hard To Believe" video

Charly Bliss shared a video for "Hard To Believe" today, the latest from their highly anticipated new album, Young Enough. Noisey, who premiered the Henry Kaplan-directed video today is saying "the Brooklyn band's latest preview of their forthcoming sophomore effort might be their best yet." and is calling it "an anthemic, literal kiss-off that features one of the band's most explosive choruses of their catalogue."

While the video is a playful homage to A Perfect Circle's "Judith", of the song Eva Hendricks says: "'Hard To Believe' is a song about being addicted to a bad relationship, and the endless cycle of trying and failing to end one.

"We shot the video on 35mm film over two days with our close friend Henry Kaplan 24 hours after returning from SXSW. Henry did a spectacular job of incorporating each of our personalities into this video, as well as providing a slightly fantastical, but ultimately realistic portrayal of a typical band practice. While we're running songs, each band-member usually has their own inner-monologue running of either things they're distracted by, or things they'd rather be doing. This video feels extremely 'us' and I don't think we could have made it with anyone else."

Young Enough is available for pre-order now and due out May 10. 10 Apr 2019

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upcoming shows

3 May  

Amsterdam NETHERLANDS  @ Cinetol 

4 May  

Hamburg GERMANY  @ Hafenklang 

5 May  

Berlin GERMANY  @ Cassiopeia 

7 May  

Paris FRANCE  @ La Boule Noire 

9 May  

Manchester UNITED KINGDOM  @ Night People 

10 May  

Leeds UNITED KINGDOM  @ Headrow House 

13 May  

London UNITED KINGDOM  @ Oslo 

6 Jun  

Philadelphia PA  @ Foundry 

7 Jun  

Washington DC  @ U Street Music Hall 

8 Jun  

Hamden CT  @ Space