Charlotte Spiral

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Alternative

Location: London


Charlotte Spiral is a collaboration between Amy Spencer and Avi Barath. Having met at Goldsmiths, the pair have each been involved in multiple musical projects before Charlotte Spiral and trace their influences from a wide range of artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Julia Holter, Moses Sumney, and Beach House. The group’s debut EP “Ideal Life” was released in February 2020 and confronted themes of self-hood, self-doubt, yet ultimately self-belief. The lead track, Wide Eyed, was produced by Charlotte Spiral and Dan Carey (Bat For Lashes, M.I.A, Sia); evincing vocals that are lush and nostalgic, soaring above ethereal piano and polished production that are consistent features of the band’s output. The release garnered widespread praise from the likes of the Sunday Times, Line of Best Fit, Music Week and BBC 6 Music. Charlotte Spiral’s follow up EP is set for release in early 2021.
We are planning to record our third EP for release in 2021 and want to work with a selection of acclaimed collaborators in order to achieve the level of expectation that we have for the project. We have written a huge amount of new music over the last 6 months and there are three tracks that we are particularly excited about and would like to release as our next EP. Esteemed producer Dave Okumu has been a true supporter of the project from its early days, and is keen to work with us on these songs. This feels like our best work so far and is particularly well suited to the style of recording and production that Dave Okumu is known for.