#ThrowbackThursday: GIHE w/ Charlotte Carpenter (02.11.17)

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown in the UK, we’re unable to make it into the Hoxton Radio studio to broadcast our weekly live new music show from 7-9pm. Instead, we’re sharing previous GIHE radio show recordings as #ThrowbackThursday sessions, so you can still enjoy 2 hours of new music tunes & chats with some of our favourite artists each week.

Today, we’ve picked our November 2017 show with songwriter and Babywoman Records founder Charlotte Carpenter. Tash & Kate spoke to her about her EP Shelter, her gig at St Pancras Old Church, producing and releasing music independently, taking up skateboarding again and her on-going love for Courtney Barnett and Avril Lavigne. She also played stripped back versions of two of her tracks on air.

Listen back to the show below:

Tracklist
Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You
Kllo – Dissolve
Miya Folick – Give It To Me
Skye Wallace – Scarlet Fever
Ailbhe Reddy – The Tube
PINS – Bad Thing
Kid Cupid – Easy
King Henry & Rhye – Moment
Nova Twins – Thelma & Louise
syrra – I Can Be Mean
REWS – Your Tears
The Franklys – Keeper
Just Because – All I Knew
Pale Honey – Get These Things Out Of My Head
**Charlotte Carpenter – Interview & Live Session**
Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
BERRIES – Wild Vow
LAD – Dancefloor
Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman!

VIDEO PREMIERE: Party Fears – ‘Time in Space’

A gentle, hazy musing on trying to stay afloat in an unpredictable time, Northern Irish born, Berlin-based artist Party Fears (aka Maggie Devlin) has shared a new video to accompany her latest single ‘Time in Space’. Shot by and featuring Devlin herself and edited by James Byrne, the visuals reflect the track’s day-dreamy nature, giving listeners further insight Devlin’s ruminations on what it means to question your instincts.

“’Time in Space’ is a song about prioritising security over authenticity; not necessarily bad, but sometimes hard,” Devlin explains. “For this song, I did a bit of projecting, imagining selves beyond this self; maybe some of them more authentic than the me imagining them. It’s a weird year that calls for some light astral projection.” Released via Babywoman Records, ‘Time in Space’ is an other-worldly offering that stretches the boundaries of self-perception, but in true Party Fears style it remains charmingly optimistic.

“I see me living a lie / You see me doing alright” Devlin sings, gently exposing the duality that comes with living your best life online vs the struggle of day-to-day existence. Devlin’s close-ups and still-life-like shots in the video reflect this perfectly, as she muses about being somewhere else in the solar system – a thought many of us have most likely had throughout 2020.

Watch the video for ‘Time in Space’ below.

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Photo Credit: James Byrne

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut