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Fast Five: Charlotte Carpenter



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I started learning the guitar when I was 14, and shortly after began songwriting too. It’s something which happened suddenly, but felt very natural for me. When I was really young I wanted to be a children s TV presenter which looking back never would have happened!

How would you describe your music?

I describe my music as alternative folk pop. It’s not quite traditional but has elements of it and I’m inspired by many artists, old and new. Some parts have a pop music feel to it but more importantly my music is honest and tells many stories.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

I’ve been on tour for the past month, promoting my new EP ‘In The Night’ which came out yesterday. Been as far as Aberdeen and I only have three dates left but I perform almost relentlessly. I love travelling and meeting new people. I’ll be touring again in May, on my first tour with the band and releasing more music later on in the year. There are a lot of plans and I’m so excited for whats to come.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

I love indie music, and would love to duet with Brandon Flowers. His voice is a dream and he writes some of the best music I’ve ever heard. I saw him at V Festival in 2008 and my love for him started from there. I remember dancing like a crazy person with my sister, holding 2 cans of Carling, loving life. His energy on stage is massive.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can. I can never get enough of Rambling Man. My favourite song of all time.