The Charlottes

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The Charlottes were a female fronted indie pop band from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire in England, formed in 1988.

History[edit]

The band formed in 1988, initially as The Giant Polar Bears, comprising Petra Roddis (vocals), Graham Gargiulo (guitar), David Fletcher (bass), and Simon Scott (drums).[1] After a debut single "Are You Happy Now?" in 1988, their debut album, Love Happy, was issued by The Subway Organization the following year.[1]

They were a favourite band of John Peel, for whom they recorded a radio session in 1989.[2]

The band then signed to the Cherry Red label. In 1990, drummer Simon Scott left to join Slowdive and the band split up after releasing a second album, Things Come Apart, in 1990 and now records as a solo artist.[1] Gargiulo later formed a new band, Barefoot Contessa.[1]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Are You Happy Now?" (1988) Molesworth
  • Love in the Emptiness EP (1990) Subway
  • "Liar" (1990) Cherry Red

Albums[edit]

  • Love Happy (1989) Subway
  • Things Come Apart (1991) Cherry Red

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0
  2. ^ The Charlottes Peel session at the BBC's Keeping it Peel site