The Black Country’s Chartreuse first caught out attention while supporting Matt Maltese on his 2019 Winter tour, but 2020 sees the quartet step into their own limelight as they announce the release of their second EP, Keep Checking Up On Me.
Today’s announcement comes alongside Tall Grass, the first single to be lifted from the EP which is set for release via Communion Records on 9th October, and its thermal imaging video shot by Joe Connor (Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Georgia).
The endearing nature of Chartreuse truly shines in Tall Grass. It’s here that Chartreuse’s less-is-more approach to songwriting really translates into powerful listening. This is intricate, atmospheric work which bleeds with a sense of warmth and intimacy and it’s made for those somber evenings when it’s just the listener and their headphones.
Chartreuse are a band for a specific kind of person, not for the masses; but in no way does that take away from the talent they possess. Keep Checking Up On Me promises to be a powerful introduction to a band with a lot of potential.