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With his first single release i don’t wanna be here, the Sydney-based alt-pop singer, songwriter and musician Charlie Pittman is ready to hit the ground running with new music and live shows.

i don’t wanna be here is a song packed with raw energy, emphatic guitar, and angst, serving as the first taste of Charlie’s forthcoming EP.  As a self-taught musician Charlie’s lyrics delve into the complexities of adulthood, showcasing a poignant blend of introspection and wit. His first single with Island Records Australia captures the emotional turbulence of life’s journey and offers a glimpse into Charlie’s authentic style.

Reflecting on his new single, Charlie says “This was the first song I wrote for the EP and marks a new sound for me. The song was written on an acoustic guitar in a bedroom in North London, we had the idea to make the chorus super stabby to add to the angst in the song. I also wanted the song to sound like it could be in an early 2000s coming-of-age movie.  I don’t wanna be here is song about navigating friendships in your 20s. It’s very easy to be friends with people when you see them every day but when everyone moves away from your hometown it can be difficult to keep in contact and I’m sure everyone can relate to being addicted to their phones yet still feeling too drained to reply to a message.  It’s an angsty indie-rock anthem for anyone wanting independence or change in their life.”

Despite operating as an independent artist with no label support or management for the last 4 years, Charlie has already amassed an impressive 1 million streams of his original music, sold-out performances in London and Los Angeles and most recently supported The Band CAMINO (US) in Australia.

Growing up in London, Charlie has drawn inspiration from indie rock acts of the noughties and now; including Jeremy Zucker, Valley and The 1975. For Pittman, who only started releasing music in 2020, the period of self-discovering of who he is as an artist has been an exciting one as the pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place. With an innate charisma and a fervent devotion to storytelling, Charlie’s authenticity remains the cornerstone of his music.

Now based in Sydney, Charlie spent much of his life growing up on the east coast of England then London, before returning in last year to his place of birth, Sydney.

On the heels of the release of i don’t wanna be here, Charlie will be supporting NZ band Drax Project on Thursday April 4th in Sydney before returning to London for his solo show on Friday May 24th in Camden Assembly.


With thanks to Island Records Australia

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