You Cant Win, Charlie Brown release debut single ‘Over the Sun, Under the Water’

By Laura Comben
By May 9, 2011 September 13th, 2016 London

‘Over the Sun, Under the Water’ is the first single from You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown’s debut album ‘Chromatic.’ The material is released via Pataca Discos label on May 23.


The lead song introduces the rebirth of fado nostalgia to an international audience, as the band captures the Portuguese sense of melancholy with the temperaments and tendencies of British and American folk rock contemporaries. This sunshine anthem is a Summer sing-song that pleads with the seasons for return and awakening through dark poetics and building electronic melodies.


‘Chromatic’ is You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown’s first full-length album. Since their first EP in 2010, the sextet has embraced the energy of their live show and adopted a positive and colourful take on their music. Still mainly based on the song-writing and vocal arrangements of Afonso Cabral and Salvador Menezes, the twelve songs that make ‘Chromatic’ go from the danceable beats of ‘Over the Sun, Under the Water’ to the beauty of the closing track ‘An Ending’. The entire album, recorded at 15A studios in Lisbon with vintage instruments, showcases the band’s array of influences, which can be heard in each track. You can hear everything from Nick Drake to Animal Collective and other sources of inspiration such as Simon & Garfunkel, Grizzly Bear and Sufjan Stevens.


You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown will make their live UK debut on May 12 at the Lock Tavern and then head to The Great Escape on the May 13 at Above Audio.


UK Show Dates:




12 – Lock Tavern, 35 Chalk Farm Road,London


13 – The Great Escape Festival, Above Audio, 10 Marine arade, Brighton


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