New Sounds: Charly Bliss drive thru a relentless rock and roll beat on ‘DQ’


Look, we’re still pretty hung up on Charly Bliss‘ guitar-rock banger “Glitter,” a notable nod to ’90s alt-rock that should get stuck in all the corners and creases of our Best of 2017 lists.

But we have to move on, as life waits for no man or woman, and this week the New York quartet have dropped a new video for “DQ”, yet another standout jam from April’s breakout Barsuk Records LP Guppy. The whole thing feels like lost outtakes and scenes from that one teen movie everyone loved back in the day.

“I think we often naturally veer towards that kind of campy, fun feeling for our music and videos,” Charly Bliss’ Eva Hendricks tells Noisey, which premiered the clip. “I wanted the video to match the energy of ‘DQ’, but also sort of correspond with that idea of being too old and too young at the same time. We shot the video in our hometown in Westport, Connecticut mostly at our parents’ houses. I wanted us to seem like weird overgrown townies! The video is a pretty literal interpretation of the lyrics, and therefore, a great excuse to get to hang out with a lot of cows.”


Sign us up. Charly Bliss have played out town a few times so far in 2017, and return with Wolf Parade for an October 20 gig at Royale. After you watch the video, scan through the band’s full run of shows, which includes appearances with Death Cab for Cutie, Sad13, and Chastity Belt

Photo Gallery: Charly Bliss live at Brighton Music Hall in Allston (April 3)

Photo Gallery: Charly Bliss and Tokyo Police Club, live at the Sinclair in Cambridge (January 25)


Featured photo by Matthew Shelter for Vanyaland.

Charly Bliss 2017 Fall Dates:
September 8 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren #
September 9 – San Bernardino, CA @ High and Low Fest
September 12 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb iFor Bach
September 13 – London, UK @ The Old Blue Last
September 14 – London, UK @ The Garage +
September 15 – Liverpool, UK @ Studio 2
September 16 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
September 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Pint
September 19 – Manchester, UK @ The Eagle Inn
September 20 – Birmingham, UK @ The Sunflower Lounge
September 22 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
September 23 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Audiotree Festival
September 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Festival
September 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
September 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
September 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ MHOW *
September 30 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
October 12 – Albany, NY @ The Linda (WAMC’s Performing)
October 13 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
October 15 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ^
October 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
October 20 – Boston, MA @ Royale ^
October 22 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat ^
October 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall ^
October 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue ^
# with Death Cab for Cutie
* with Sad13
+ with Chastity Belt
^ with Wolf Parade