Ahead of their second EP release, Fall In Time, we asked the Brisbane-based indie-folksters Charlie Mayfair to create a playlist featuring some of their favourite and most influential songs. Here's what they had to say about their selections:
1. Active Child - "Hanging On"
The incredible vocal sampling in this might have inspired the latest cover in our live set.
2. Arctic Monkeys - "The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala"
Dual guitar BLISS!
3. Local Natives - "Airplanes"
We love their inventive combination of triple vocals, alongside some fantastic instrumentation.
4. Feist - "My Moon My Man"
Feist is a goddess!
5. The National - "Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks"
Hannah (Shepherd, keys/vocals) saw them play live in New York, back in March. It's played acoustically live and it's utterly breathtaking.
6. TV on the Radio - "Dreams"
Sweetest band ever. They're a big influence in our evolving sound.
7. Radiohead - "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi"
Perfect guitars, perfect vocals, perfect song.
8. Jeff Buckley - "Corpus Christi Carol"
Fond memories of listening to this in the car late at night, while driving around on tour.
9. Interpol - "PDA"
A massive influence on us, and a perfect example of how two guitars should work well together.
10. Jarvis Cocker - "Fat Children"
A theme song for idiots, but a surprisingly good driving song!
11. Animal Collective - "On A Highway"
We definitely drew some reference from these lads for percussion ideas on the new EP.
12. Silverchair - "Tuna In The Brine"
Our idea of a benchmark for Australian songwriters and musicians.
13. Passion Pit - "Little Secrets"
This was our pump-up song pre shows, for at least 18 months.
14. The Black Keys - "Tighten Up"
The ol' faithful car jam whenever we're struggling on a long haul.
15. Bon Iver - "Holocene"
Magical track, magical video clip, magical beard. 'Nuff said.
Charlie Mayfair launch their new EP Fall In Time next month, and follow it up with a short tour:
7th June 2012 – The Loft, Gold Coast
9th June 2012 – Railway Friendly Bar, Byron Bay
10th June 2012 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane