Charlie Says latest single Vena Cava is a Riot Grrrl’s absolute dream. I have never in my life come across a female vocalist with the vocal strength to match Skin from Skunk Anansie. Whilst that may seem like very high praise, that is exactly what Alcie Bela deserves after creating such a blinding track with a little help from her powerhouse of instrumentalists. Their Indie Alt Rock approach to sound comes alive curtesy of the popping, grinding, and frankly filthy guitar riffs, stomach-twistingly tight drum rolls and the ever-pounding rhythm of the bass. On top of that, the lyrics to Vena Cava are as empowering as they come, and the solo’s, my God the guitar solos may just leave you needing to pick your jaw up from the floor.
The Cardiff based collective released their latest title single from their EP Vena Cava which was released on June 6th on SoundCloud now. Any fans of Lunachicks, Vulpynes, Hands Off Gretel and Dreamwife will absolutely be in heaven with this track.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast