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Hidden Charms make rock ‘n’ roll that leaves behind dirty footprints. So far the band’s output to date represents a series of explosive guitar pop nuggets, shuffling between taut Kinks-style riffs and fuzzed up psych bedlam.

Ahead of the release of their EP “Harder From Here”  which is set for release on Deltasonic Records, the South London based four-piece rock and roll outfit Hidden Charms have released their punchy new single ‘I Just Wanna Be Left Alone’ .

The new track is the sound of stylistic progression from psychedelic-inspired, surf rock into something uncompromising and rough around the edges. Experimenting with how fierce their sound can get, ‘I Just Wanna Be Left Alone’ plays with indelible vocals, thundery, rumbling drums and goosebump-inducing guitar riffs,  prowling, paranoid return, driven by that scorched earth guitar riff and pounding drums.

Written about the limiting confinements of living in a modern society, where solitude and seclusion seem more and more impossible to get a hold of, the track taps into this sinister claustrophobia with an upbeat catch-iness. Speaking on the track inspiration, the band said: “I think the song is about feeling suffocated in the city. From the current political climate to today’s over populated planet you can’t help but feel claustrophobic in this modern world of technology – where everything and everyone are instantly available to you. Isolation is a long forgotten gift.”

Made up of Vincent Davies, Ranald Macdonald, Josh Lewis and Oscar Robertson, the quartet have collected a fierce reputation and a growing following in the last 18 months, with support slots , a four-week NME Koko residency and radio airtime from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Huw Stephens. way back last April, the band captivated our eyes, ears and bodies with superb set at the Y-Not Festival .

Stream ‘I Just Wanna Be Left Alone’ below:



Of the most crucial factors in attaining success is carrying yourself as though you’ve already conquered the world, something which Hidden Charms are no strangers to doing. With a brash, commanding sound which takes influence from several different periods in Britain’s rich rock ‘n’ roll heritage, the London based four piece have received endorsement from sources such as Zane Lowe, XFM and Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green. Set to hit the road this month alongside YAK, the band have unveiled the video for the swaggering ‘Dreaming Of Another Girl’. Kicking off with a understated yet incredibly catchy riff that Ray Davies would be proud of, ‘Dreaming Of Another Girl’ is a torrid affair which plays to the band’s ability to hark back to a bygone era and drag it into uncharted waters. Opting for subtlety over bombast until the track’s midway point when a barrage of squalling guitars soon make their presence felt, the track sees the band exercise restraint in order to make its eventual surge of adrenaline all the more captivating. A grand effort which borrows heartily from 1970’s cinematography, it’s accompanying video is presented as an action packed trailer for a fictional film that features all manner of deceit, violence and general hedonism. Check out its visuals and get the full details of their upcoming tour with the hotly tipped YAK


24th November- Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
25th November- Broadcast, Glasgow 
26th November- Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
27th November- Head Of Steam, Newcastle
28th November- The Cookie, Leicester


With simple rollicking guitar rock and Jaggeresque-nodding showmanship rules the roost for these Londoners.” –

“With strained, characterful vocals that could be likened to any of rock and roll’s legends and danceability that comes from somewhere deeper than the electronic thuds we’re used to, Hidden Charms are a welcome breath of whiskeyed cigarette smoke”

Blues rockers Hidden Charms have announced the upcoming release of their latest single Love You Cause You’re There. The track serves as the perfect follow-up to their hugely successful debut double AA side single Dreaming Of Another Girl/Long Way Down, produced by Shel Talmy (The Who/The Kinks)….






Evoking a sixties style sound reminiscent of Stevie Winwood and the Spencer Davis Group,  The Hidden Charms has a little influence of the music of the Small Faces and the Kinks…the track is a riducolusly cool with lots of energy through the song feeling like a lost nugget from decades ago, the band are recording an album ready for next year, catch them live if you can