Charly Bliss

At a time when so many of their peers have taken to writing music that is akin to oblique navel-gazing, Charly Bliss is more interested in exploring other extremes of feeling — namely unbridled glee. "People forget sometimes that expressing joy is just as important as examining despair," says Charly Bliss' Dan Shure. "People need joy, especially right now. We're all about writing tight pop songs, but also giving people this super enthusiastic release. These songs are kind of the sound of expressing something that you can't really contain. These are songs you play really loudly when you need to freak out."

"Pop music can actually be very subversive," says frontwoman Eva Hendricks. "The lyrics that I'm most proud of on the record are me existing both in and out of this overgrown teenybopper feeling — feeling like everything I was going through was the most extreme thing that had ever happened to anyone ever. The songs are often about being totally in the throes of this stuff, but also being able to step out of it and make fun of myself. It's possible to write songs that really get at all of these dark feelings while also just being really fun to sing and dance to. You can be serious and also sing about peeing while jumping on a trampoline."

Charly Bliss release "Westermarck" video 13 Jun 2017

NYC's Charly Bliss have released a music video for "Westermarck," a stand out from their critically acclaimed debut album, Guppy. Billboard, who premiered the video today, are saying it "captures summer camp in all its nostalgic, carefree glory."

Guppy recently got "Best Albums Of The Year So Far" accolades from Billboard, Stereogum, SPIN, Consequence of Sound and UPROXX.

Charly Bliss have also announced a UK run and a Brooklyn, NY show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in September. The band is currently on tour and have dates with Death Cab For Cutie, Pup and Kevin Devine. Their energetic and magnetic live show is not to be missed.

releases

bark169: Charly Bliss / Guppy

Guppy

“Glitter”


VIDEOS:Percolator”   “Westermarck”   “Glitter”   “Black Hole

upcoming shows

Today
[23 Jun]

PORT CHESTER, NY · Capitol Theatre 

8 Sep

PHOENIX, AZ · Van Buren

9 Sep

SAN BERNARDINO, CA · High and Low Festival 

12 Sep

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM · Clwb Ifor Bach 

13 Sep

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM · The Old Blue Last 

14 Sep

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM · Garage

15 Sep

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM · Studio 2 

16 Sep

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM · Headrow House 

17 Sep

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM · Hug and Pint 

19 Sep

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM · Eagle Inn