She’s pop’s little rebel child and she’s coming to Australia for the first time since the release of her “You’re The One EP” in 2012 for Groovin’ The Moo where she’ll visit some of Australia’s regional districts (and hopefully announce some cool sideshows *fingers crossed*). She is Charli XCX and her third album “Sucker” is an unapologetic leather and varsity clad middle finger to anyone who’s tried to control her and her music in the past.
“Sucker” takes a drastic change in style from Charli’s second album “True Romance” which had a more dark-pop industrial vibe, instead “Sucker” takes on a more pop-punk/grunge/soft-rock feel. If there’s anything we’ve learned from Charli XCX in the past it’s that genres are nothing to take seriously cause she can do it all.
The title track “Sucker” opens the album coming in all guns blazing ready to tear some shit up all over this place with it’s carefree f*@*k you manner “You said you wanna bang//well//FUCK YOU//SUCKER//” it’s a kind of mantra for the album and it’s great. Tracks like “Break The Rules” a grunge inspired bass and drum combination continue this mantra through the album and establish Charli as a bad ass bitch.
The break up/screw you anthem “Breaking Up” showcase the move away from synths to a more grunge/rock vibe with guitars firmly planted in the front of the mix. Charli is all about that girl power with most of “Sucker” being about empowerment, individuality and getting it done in your own way (see “Doing It“, “London Queen“, “Body Of My Own“). There are also some romantic old school synth powered tracks on the album such as the massive runaway hit “Boom Clap” which became a massive hit over the winter.
“Sucker” shows an evolution of Charli XCX as an artist. The album serves as her giant take that to the people that tried to control her and that tried to make her into a puppet for a label. She shows she can do commercial but if she does she’s doing it in her own way and it’s damn well going to be her decision if she does. “Sucker” is out now in Australia and Charli XCX will be touring nationally in May with Groovin’ The Moo across the regional area’s. Check out GTM’s dates and ticket info bellow and check out some killer vid’s from Charli XCX too.
GROOVIN’ THE MOO
Saturday, 25th April 2015
Oakbank SA (ANZAC Day)
Sunday, 26th April 2015
Bunbury WA (ANZAC Long Weekend)
Saturday, 2nd May 2015
Sunday, 3rd May 2015
Saturday, 9th May 2015
Sunday, 10th May 2015