Charlie And The Foxtrots - The Man I Am
Artist Charlie And The FoxtrotsSong title The Man I Am
Year 2014Genre(s) Alternative
American seven-piece Charlie And The Foxtrots unveil the whimsical Western style video to 'The Man I Am'; the first single from their upcoming EP which is due to be released later in Spring 2014.
The band illustrates some American Old West, 19th century drama in the new video, dressed head to toe in the appropriate outfits though still in a contemporary setting. They go a little 'Bugsy Malone' esque with their weapons as they shoot people with sunflowers rather than firearms and the visual ends with a deadly face off in the street as the band members are depicted as sketches on 'Wanted' posters. There's a strong bluegrass vibe to the song, but the unique electric guitar sounds ring strong and that coupled with the gentle vocals lifts out the light-hearted pop.
The band; who are vocalist Chas Wilson, drummer James Varner, bassist Matt McClure, pianist Jeremy Webster, banjo player Andrew Mcpheters, guitarist Josh Ramos and violinist Rob Hutchison; got their name from the NATO alphabet phonetics for CF which also means 'cluster f***' in the Marine Corps i.e. a chaotic and disorganised situation. Charlie and the Foxtrots are currently on tour in the US with dates stretching until mid-April.
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