Boom Clap

Charli-XCX-Sucker

REVIEW: Charli XCX – ‘SUCKER’

Artist: Charli XCX Album: SUCKER Genre: Pop Label: Asylum Records In the lead-up to SUCKER, I posited a comparison between Charli XCX’s current career arc and early 2000’s Avril Lavigne. Something about the former’s progression from what would now be considered Lorde-esque alt-pop to pop punk reminded me of a better version of Lavigne’s grunge-aping early work turning into […]

charli xcx break the rules sucker 2014

Stream Charli XCX’s New Album, ‘Sucker’

Having grown more and more successful as the year progressed, British pop singer-songwriter Charli XCX is ending 2014 on a high note as we near the impending release of her newest full-length record, Sucker. She was first heard on the radio as a co-writer for Icona Pop‘s “I Love It” and featured on Iggy Azalea‘s […]

Charli-XCX-Sucker

Charli XCX Continues To Impress With “Gold Coins”

Charli XCX has become the latest promising young artist to have the release of their debut album fumbled by a major label with no idea how to promote talent that falls outside the realm of whatever is popular at radio today. Her sophomore album, Sucker, was scheduled to arrive months ago, but at this point […]

Charli-XCX-Sucker

Charli XCX Pushes Back ‘Sucker,’ Shares New Album Art

Following a steady slew of good news from Charli XCX, we have a bit of a downer: the release of her sophomore album Sucker has been pushed back from October 21 to December 16 in the US. The album won’t see light in Europe until next year, with January 26 set for the UK/Europe drop date. The […]

charli-xcx-sucker

Charli XCX Wants To “Break The Rules” And Put Out This New Album, ‘Sucker’

Many ages ago, in a time before “Boom Clap” and “Fancy” appeared against the radio horizon, Charli XCX released a candystriped single called “Superlove.” It was, presumably, a precursor to a second album. News of that second album was a long time coming, though. We got a few cool covers, and then, well, Iggy and The Fault […]

Charli-XCX

Stream Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” Remixes EP

Ever since UK singer-songwriter Charli XCX first hit the radio airwaves as a featured singer on Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” she’s been steadily rising. Her new single “Boom Clap” just peaked at #14 on the Hot 100 chart, making it her biggest hit as a solo artist to date, and she’s releasing […]

Charli-XCX

Charli XCX Announces North American Tour

Oh, Charli. The should-be pop star – for now only a “pop ingenue” or “pop singer” in articles – seems destined to only get tastes of the limelight while featuring on the hits of others. First came “I Love It,” which was fine – that song is fantastic, and Icona Pop is pretty great. The […]

CharliXCX

Charli XCX Releases “Boom Clap” Music Video

Charli XCX has found plenty of success on the pop charts over the last year by collaborating with likes of Ariana Grande and Icona Pop, but for whatever reason US audiences have yet to give her the slew of solo hits we at UTG believe she deserves. That may soon change, however, thanks to the […]

Charli XCX Boom Clap

Charli XCX Shares “Boom Clap” Off Newly Revealed ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Soundtrack

In a year dominated by young performers blurring the lines between indie and pop more than ever, Charli XCX and her quality 2013 offering True Romance (which turns 1 in three days) were overshadowed by powerhouses like Lorde, Haim, and Icona Pop. Charli continues on undaunted, though, staying in the news for all the right reasons […]