Chartreuse bring a gorgeously moving approach to indie that is really quite mesmerising to experience. Deeply uniquely special, this is reverent music for emotional people.
“This song is for people who find themselves away from the people they love. It’s about working through the frustrations of a long-distance relationship although there are difficult parts of the song it is essentially a love song about wanting to be with the person you love. A few years ago, I took a short trip to Stockholm to visit my girlfriend who was working over there at the time. There’s a lot of water that runs through the centre of Stockholm, it moved in a certain way and looked different, different enough to notice. I think it was something to do with the summer light, it looked like oil moving around swelling up and down it was something special. This being something precious I decided to put into words as a snapshot of my life at the time.” – Mike Wagstaff, Chartreuse
The band go on tour soon, kicking off at Green Door Store in Brighton on 29th November, The Lexington in London on the 30th, The Cluny in Newcastle, Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds and finishes up in Manchester on 4th December. Tickets here.