"This is a coming of age story..."

The thing about dream pop is that not all dreams run smoothly.

From surrealistic vistas to full-on nightmares, the dream state is hardly plain sailing, even for those who drift off easily.

Jackie Charles seize on this with their music, matching the dreamy effects of Alvvays, say, to the paranoid lyricism of The Cure.

Splitting their days between Berlin's rooftop bars and a Norwegian fishing boat, new single 'Time Travel' was laid down in Hannover.

Mixed and mastered at Oslo’s Propeller Studios, it comes with the warning "reality isn't all it's cracked up to be..."

Draped in gorgeous sonics but with something slightly unsettling underneath, it's a real trip, one that goes in some unexpected directions.

Jackie Charles explain...

More love for dreaming! (And other states related to that...) This is a coming of age story. That exact moment when you realise you are no longer the child you used to be. Reality isn’t all it's cracked up to be and sometimes the past is better than “being in the present” (I smirk at you, mindful people).

Haven’t you ever wanted to travel back to a time when things were less complicated and you felt safe, even if that time perhaps never existed? 'Time Travel' is for all of those who grew up too soon and too fast.

Tune in now.

Catch Jackie Charles on April 19th at The Islington in London.

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