The new single from Charles Watson (Slow Club, The Surfing Magazines) was added to the BBC 6 Music playlist this week. Charles’ new album was a former Album of the Day at 6 Music earlier this year, and he was in session for both Marc Riley and Lauren Laverne, who has lauded the album as her Favourite of the Year.
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Lauren Laverne has been a key champion of Charles Watson’s debut solo album, ‘Now That I’m a River’. She had Charles in for a session and interview on her show, and has continued to praise and support the album, regarding it as one of her favourites of the year so far. We are delighted that she loves the album so much, and has even selected ‘Wildflower’, an album track, as one of her Best Tracks of the Year so Far as part of BBC Recommends Day celebrations.
Charles Watson’s album features 6 Music Playlisted track ‘No Fanfare’, and the album itself was selected as BBC 6 Music’s Album of The Day also.
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Having just released his debut solo release, ‘Now That I’m a River’, Charles Watson was invited in to perform several tracks live on BBC 6 Music with Marc Riley. Charles has been in session with Marc multiple times, having played both with Slow Club, and The Surfing Magazines, but this was his first as a solo aritst. He performed previous single ‘Everything Goes Right’, ‘Tapestry’ and new single ‘Now That I’m a River’.
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‘Now That I’m a River’, the debut solo album from Slow Club’s Charles Watson, has been selected by BBC 6 Music as their Album of the Day today. To celebrate the release of the album, each daytime show has played a track from the album, beginning with Shaun Keaveny, through the morning to Lauren Laverne, and into the afternoon and early evening with Radcliffe and Maconie and Steve Lamacq.
Charles Watson was invited in to perform in the Radio X Session Studio a couple of weeks back, and following the release of his debut solo album, is this week’s Artist in Residence for John Kennedy. John spoke to Charles on the phone, fresh from his gig in Cambridge last night, and played the first of the session tracks last night.
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‘Now That I’m a River’, the debut solo record from Charles Watson, is Huw Stephens’ Album of the Week on BBC Radio 1 this week. He described the record as “such a beautiful album” and “so classy”.
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Lauren Laverne invited Slow Club’s Charles Watson in to perform several tracks on the day of release of his new debut solo album ‘Now That I’m A River’, out now on Moshi Moshi Records. Charles performed ‘Now That I’m A River’ and ‘Voices Carry Through The Mist’ live to air and chatted to Lauren about the new record.
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Charles Watson was invited in to Radio X last night as John Kennedy’s live studio guest. John played his two latest singles, ‘No Fanfare’ and ‘Abandoned Buick’, and also had an exclusive first play of an album track, ‘Love Is Blue’. Following discussion of the album, the recording process and the live dates, Charles played an acoustic version of title track ‘Now That I’m a River’ live to air.
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John Kennedy selected ‘Abandoned Buick’, the latest single from Charles Watson’s debut solo record, as one of his X-Posure Hot One’s last night on Radio X. This is Charles’ second single as a solo artist, having released many albums prior with Slow Club and most recently The Surfing Magazines. John has been very supportive so far of this new material, having spoken to Charles on the phone day of release of the previous single to talk about the new solo material.
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