Words: Ellie Ward
In a West London bedroom, 24-year-old Charlie Chipchase has been steadily going about experimenting and producing sounds of an electronic persuasion blended with pop sensibilities.
The producer has now emerged under the name South Parade with this, his debut release, 'Leech', which Little Indie is stoked to bring you the premiere of.
The mellow fusion of lo-fi beats, R&B tinged rhythms and soulful vocal complement the lyrical inspiration which came, Charlie tells us, "from breaking through my decade-long creative block and finally regaining momentum."
Although a recent project, South Parade is the culmination of and outlet for many years of quiet creativity. "Since penning my first song at 13 - about an unpleasant experience with British drinking culture in Hastings - I've continuously recorded home demos that never saw the light of day," Charlie continues. "Now I've taken the decisive step to take action, inspired when I learned that the internationally acclaimed electronic producer Mura Masa was already headlining festivals at 21. South Parade therefore flirts with a plethora of musical styles that have been shaped since adolescence."
Listen to 'Leech' below.
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