Following in a long line of musical family dynasties from The Carpenters to Haim; Luke and Charlotte Ritchie announce the release of their debut EP ‘Light of Another’ on the 9th of June 2014.
Charlotte Ritchie is currently one of Britain’s most exciting upcoming actresses and is perhaps best known for her role as fringe-streaked wannabe Oregon in in the multi-award winning comedy Fresh Meat. The series has not only been a showcase for Charlotte’s acting talents but has already given audiences a taster of her sultry vocals with performances on the show. Luke Ritchie is a talented singer songwriter who has worked with globally acclaimed composer Nico Muhly (Bjork, Antony & The Johnsons, Grizzly Bear) and award-winning producer Paul Savage (Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap, Mogwai).
It wasn’t until Charlotte joined Luke onstage at his album launch in 2012 that the two sang together for the first time. A live recording of one of the tracks ‘Right Then & There’ was instantly chosen as the closing soundtrack for an episode of Fresh Meat and signalled the beginning of the duo’s working relationship. Building upon the success of their initial collaboration, the pair’s first tour and single at end of last year cemented their band status. Receiving an overwhelming response single ‘Hammerite’ garnered positive reviews with over 30,000 views on YouTube alone.
Stepping back into the studio with producer Richard Cardwell (Annie Lennox, James Morrison) the duo produced an enchanting 4 track EP. Featuring their first single ‘Hammerite’ and new lead track ‘Light of Another’, the EP showcases their blend of harmony driven music.
Luke and Charlotte Ritchie will be heading out on tour across the UK in May 2014. Charlotte will also be gracing the small screen the same month starring in the BBC Three sitcom Siblings, which features another brother-and-sister combo (albeit one a lot less musically inclined than the real thing).
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