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Aug 16, 2019

Charli XCX is releasing a new album, simply titled Charli on September 13 via Atlantic. Now she has shared another song for it, "Cross You Out," that features Sky Ferreira. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Whitney, Charli XCX, Twin Peaks, Little Scream, and More

Plus Ezra Furman, Luke Temple, Wilco, Squid, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 19, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a slew of solid tracks to choose from this week, making it extra hard to narrow the list down. Hence there are a whopping 11 honorable mentions. But we had some self-control and kept the main list to a Top 10. More

Jul 17, 2019

Charli XCX is releasing a new album, simply titled Charli on September 13 via Atlantic. Now she has shared another song for it, "Gone," via a video for the track. "Gone" is a collaboration with Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier), who also features in the video.  More

Charli XCX Announces New Album Feat. HAIM, Sky Ferreira, and Christine and the Queens

Charli Due Out September 13 via Atlantic; Tour Dates Also Announced

Jun 13, 2019

Charli XCX has announced a new album, simply titled Charli, as well as some tour dates. Charli is due out September 13 via Atlantic. It features a slew of special guests, including HAIM, Sky Ferreira, Christine and the Queens, Lizzo, Troye Sivan, and more. More

Governors Ball Announces 2019 Lineup Featuring Florence + the Machine, The Strokes, and More

Plus Mitski, Blood Orange, U.S. Girls, Charli XCX, Soccer Mommy, and Others

Jan 07, 2019

Governors Ball has announced the lineup for their 2019 festival, which goes down in New York City's Randall's Island Park the weekend of May 31 to June 2. The line-up includes Florence + the Machine; The Strokes; Tyler, The Creator; Mitski; and more. More

Charli XCX & Troye Sivan Share “1999” Video - “Titanic,” “American Beauty,” and More

Video Also References The Matrix, The Blair Witch Project, The Spice Girls, Marilyn Manson, Eminem, N*Sync, and More

Oct 11, 2018

Charli XCX and Troye Sivan recently teamed up for the new song "1999," a song that celebrated the '90s, the decade both artists were born in. Now the song has a pretty amazing video that references a ton of 1990s things, including Titanic, American Beauty, The Matrix, The Blair Witch Project, The Spice Girls, Marilyn Manson, Eminem, N*Sync, Aqua, and more, including featuring Charli dressed as Steve Jobs. More

Jul 27, 2018

Charli XCX has shared a new song, "Girls Night Out." The unabashedly cheesy pop song is about... a girls night out and includes the lyrics: "No boys/No boys/It's a girls night out." SOPHIE produced the song. More

Jun 29, 2018

Last month Charli XCX shared a new song, "5 in the Morning," and earlier this week she shared a video for the song. Now the British pop singer/songwriter/producer has shared two more new songs, "Focus" and "No Angel." Listen to both songs below, which are out now digitally via Atlantic. More

Jun 27, 2018

Last month Charli XCX shared a new song "5 in the Morning." Now the song has a video. Bradley & Pablo directed the clip, which features Charli XCX singing the song in what seems like a factory at night.  More

May 31, 2018

Charli XCX has shared a new song "5 in the Morning." The British pop singer/songwriter/producer wrote the track herself in collaboration with Nat Dunn and Cleo Tighe, and it includes production from Invisible Men. More

Dec 11, 2017

Back in July Charli XCX shared a catchy as hell brand new song, "Boys," via a video she self-directed (with Sarah McColgan). On December 15 she is releasing a new mixtape, Pop2, via Atlantic. It doesn't feature "Boys" (she's probably saving that for her next album), but it does include 10 other tracks, including one she shared today, "Unlock It," which features German singer Kim Petras and Korean-American singer Jay Park. More

Dec 07, 2017

Back in July Charli XCX shared a catchy as hell brand new song, "Boys," via a video she self-directed (with Sarah McColgan). Now she has stopped by Australia's Triple J radio station to perform "Boys," but also take part in their "Like a Version" covers series where she has covered "Don't Delete the Kisses," by fellow Brits Wolf Alice. More

Sep 29, 2017

Back in July Charli XCX shared a catchy as hell brand new song, "Boys," via a video she self-directed (with Sarah McColgan). In keeping with the song's title, the video featured a bunch of well-known "boys" and the video has passed 48 million views already.  More

Aug 31, 2017

Last month Charli XCX shared a catchy as hell brand new song, "Boys," via a video she self-directed (with Sarah McColgan). In keeping with the song's title, the video featured a bunch of well-known "boys" and the video has passed 35 million views already. More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Charli XCX, Belle and Sebastian, and More

Plus Susanne Sundfør, Everything Everything, Stars, The Roots, Alvvays, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 28, 2017

It was a busy week for new tracks, with two pop singers (Jessie Ware and Charli XCX) making a strong showing. A couple of classic rockers made a return, and while Ringo Starr's new song (featuring Paul McCartney and others) was pretty standard old rocker fare, one of Mick Jagger's new songs (either "Gotta Get a Grip" or the remix of it by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker) surprisingly almost made our Top 8. More

Charli XCX Shares “Boys” Video with Mac DeMarco, Vampire Weekend, Mark Ronson, and More

Video for New Song Also Includes Diplo, Chromeo, Rostam, Jack Antonoff, and Many Other Boys

Jul 26, 2017

Charli XCX has shared a brand new song, "Boys," via a video she self-directed (with Sarah McColgan). In keeping with the song's title, the video features a bunch of well-known "boys." More

Mar 07, 2017

Charli XCX has announced a new mixtape, Number 1 Angel, which is due out this Friday (March 10). Today she debuted three songs on MistaJam's BBC Radio 1 show: More

Blondie Announce New Album Featuring Blood Orange, Charli XCX, and Johnny Marr, Share “Fun”

Pollinator Due Out May 5 via BMG, Also Features Sia, TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, and others

Feb 01, 2017

Blondie have announced a new album, Pollinator, and shared its first single "Fun." Pollinator is due out May 5 via BMG. The album features a slew of special guests, including Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes), Charli XCX, Johnny Marr, Sia, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, Joan Jett, Laurie Anderson, The Strokes' Nick Valensi, and others.  More

Oct 28, 2016

Charli XCX has shared a brand new song. It's called "After the Afterparty" and it features American rapper Lil Yachty for a verse. The British singer/songwriter/producer continues her quest for mainstream pop acceptance by releasing another ultra-poppy song.  More

Listen: Charli XCX - “Explode”

New Song Taken From The Angry Birds Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

May 06, 2016

It seems to me that an Angry Birds movie is a few years too late, considering the addictive but silly game first debuted way back in 2009. In terms of pop culture phenomenon, that's practically the Stone Age. But I guess movies take time to be developed and computer animated films take time to be animated, by computers, so whether anyone cares or not, on May 20th Columbia Pictures is releasing The Angry Birds Movie. More

Charli XCX Launches New Label, Announces EP, and Shares New Song, “Trophy”

Vroom Vroom EP, the First Release on Vroom Vroom Recordings, Due Out This Friday

Feb 23, 2016

Charli XCX has launched her own label, Vroom Vroom Recordings, and its first release will be the Vroom Vroom EP, to be released digitally this Friday (February 26). She's shared the EP's first single, the SOPHIE-produced "Trophy," via Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show.  More

Charli XCX Muses On Feminism in New BBC Documentary: “Charli XCX: The F-Word and Me”

Charli Also Interviews Other Female Musicians on the Topic

Nov 25, 2015

BBC Three has produced a new documentary about Charli XCX and being a woman in pop in 2015. Charli XCX: The F-Word and Me is a 45-minute documentary narrated by Charli that starts at Glastonbury and follows her on tour as she interviews other female musicians about feminism, including Marina and the Diamonds, Ryn Weaver, and others. More

Charli XCX Shares New Song Produced by SOPHIE, “Vroom Vroom”

She Played It While Guest DJing on Beats 1 Radio Today

Oct 20, 2015

Former Under the Radar cover star and now genuine pop star Charli XCX was filling in for Julie Adenuga as the host of her Beats 1 radio show today when she played a brand new song. It's entitled "Vroom Vroom" and was produced by SOPHIE. More

Charli XCX and Bleachers Announce Second Leg of Co-Headlining Summer Tour

“Charli and Jack Do America” Continues September and October

Jun 05, 2015

Former Under the Radar cover star Charli XCX and Bleachers (the project of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff) recently announced a co-headlining summer tour together entitled "Charli and Jack Do America" that runs from July 21 to August 12. Now the two artists have announced a second leg of their tour, to run from September 14 in Boston, MA to October 10 in Salt Lake City, UT. More

May 14, 2015

Next month Giorgio Moroder will return with Déjà Vu, the disco icon's first album in 30 years. More

Charli XCX and Bleachers Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour, Watch Announcement Video

"Charli and Jack Do America" Starts July 21 in San Diego

Apr 21, 2015

Former Under the Radar cover star Charli XCX and Bleachers (the project of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff) have announced a co-headlining summer tour together. More

Mar 23, 2015

Charli XCX has premiered a brand new music video for her latest Sucker single, "Famous." More

Feb 10, 2015

Despite being available here in the states since December, Charli XCX's successful sophomore album Sucker is only now about to be released in her native UK next week. More

Listen: Charli XCX – “Break The Rules (Phantogram Remix)”

Sucker is Out Now on Neon Gold/Atlantic

Feb 05, 2015

Charli XCX’s sophomore album Sucker is a swaggering rock album with a sugary pop center. More

Watch: Charli XCX on “Kimmel”

Charli + Cows = BFFS

Feb 04, 2015

Last night Charli XCX stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live. More

Jan 22, 2015

On the heels of sharing the music video for her latest Sucker single "Doing It," Charli XCX has debuted a remix of the track by A.G. Cook of PC Music. More

Watch: Charli XCX and Rita Ora - “Doing it” Video

Track Featured on the British Release of Sucker

Jan 21, 2015

We’ve already heard Charli XCX and Rita Ora’s collaborative track “Doing it.” The cut now has an equally girl power-driven video.  More

Listen: Charli XCX – “Doing it (Featuring Rita Ora)”

Single to Appear on the UK/European Release of Sucker

Jan 08, 2015

Here in the U.S. we’ve been enjoying Charli XCX’s sophmore album Sucker for about a month now. But her fans overseas have to wait until Feb 16 to get their hands on a copy.  More

Dec 17, 2014

First SNL, then Letterman, now you can catch Charli XCX on today’s episode of The Today Show. More

Dec 17, 2014

Charli XCX is making the rounds. Hot on the heals of her Saturday Night Live performance, last night the British singer stopped by Letterman where she performed Sucker cut “Need Ur Love.” More

Watch: Charli XCX on “Saturday Night Live”

Performs "Boom Clap" and "Break the Rules"

Dec 15, 2014

Over the weekend Charli XCX was welcomed as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. More

Watch: Charli XCX and Bleachers Cover Each Other’s Songs

"Break The Rules" and "Rollercoaster"

Dec 12, 2014

As part of a recent ad campaign Kia has been enlisting various musical artists to participate in a bit of song swapping, performing covers of one another's songs. For its final installment the car company paired up Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff of Bleachers to play versions of their respective singles "Break the Rules" and "Rollercoaster." More

Dec 09, 2014

Next week Charli XCX will finally release her much-anticipated sophomore album Sucker. More

Dec 03, 2014

2014 has been pretty good to Charli XCX, and she hasn't even released her sophomore album yet. Now we've got a new video for her single "Breaking Up," directed by BRTHR. More

Listen: Charli XCX - “Breaking Up”

Also Watch AMA Performance

Nov 24, 2014

Having already shared four out of the 13 tracks ("Break the Rules," "London Queen," "Boom Clap," and "Gold Coins") off her upcoming sophomore album Sucker, Charli XCX has premiered yet another piece of the LP with the cut, "Breaking Up." More

Nov 18, 2014

On Dec. 16 Charli XCX will release her anticipated sophomore album Sucker. More

Nov 02, 2014

“Boom Clap” may have been The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack contribution that helped land Charli XCX in the public eye, but she isn’t quite done with the tune yet.  More

Oct 30, 2014

Charli XCX’s forthcoming album Sucker is a collection of high-energy rock pop, buffed to a bratty sheen.  More

Listen: Charli XCX - “London Queen”

New Album Sucker Out Dec. 16

Oct 06, 2014

Recently pushing back the release of her forthcoming sophomore album SuckerCharli XCX has shared a brand new piece of the record called "London Queen" to tide over her patient fanbase. More

Charli XCX Pushes Back Release of “Sucker”

Sophomore Album Out This December

Sep 22, 2014

Appearing all set to release her anticipated sophomore album Sucker next month, Charli XCX has announced that fans will have to wait just a bit longer to listen to the record. More

Sep 08, 2014

Soon to release her anticipated sophomore album Sucker later this month, Charli XCX recently stopped by Portland’s 95.5 Bing Lounge to peform a few songs. More

Aug 25, 2014

Due to release her anticipated sophomore album Sucker on Oct. 21, Charli XCX has premiered a brand new music featuring her latest single "Break the Rules." More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Charli XCX, Phoenix, Interpol, Caribou, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, The Drums, Peaking Lights, Les Sins, Darkside, Teleman (Remixed by Boxed In), Joanna Gruesome, The Twilight Sad, The Unicorns, Sinkane, TOPS, and Others

Aug 22, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Charli XCX, Phoenix, Interpol, Caribou, Jessie Ware, The Drums, Peaking Lights, Les Sins (Toro Y Moi side-project), Darkside, Teleman (Remixed by Boxed In), Joanna Gruesome, The Twilight Sad, The Unicorns, Sinkane, TOPS, TEEN, Douglas Dare, The Coathangers, Young Karin, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Charli XCX Announces New Album, “Sucker”

Shares New Track, "Break the Rules"

Aug 18, 2014

After making herself a prominent fixture on the Billboard charts guest-spotting on Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," and delivering her own single "Boom Clap," pop artist Charli XCX has announced the release of her sophomore album, Sucker. More

Subscribe for Two Years and Get a Free CD and Complimentary Digital Magazine Access

Includes Albums by The War on Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Temples, Liars, Mac DeMarco, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charli XCX, and More

Jul 15, 2014

Take out a two-year print subscription to Under the Radar and receive a free CD in the mail. Current choices include recent albums by The War on Drugs, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Temples, Liars, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charli XCX, Mac DeMarco, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene), Connan Mockasin, and more. More

Watch: Charli XCX Perform “Boom Clap” on Seth Meyers

From The Fault In Our Stars Soundtrack

Jul 08, 2014

Charli XCX stopped by Seth Meyers last night to perform her single "Boom Clap," which is featured on the soundtrack to The Fault In Our Stars. More

Jul 03, 2014

To unveil their new music streaming service, Milk Music, Samsung enlisted the help of Charli XCX, Iggy Azaela, Chromeo, Childish Gambino, and Little Dragon in a new ad.  More

Listen: Ryn Weaver - “OctaHate”

Co-Written With Charli XCX, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos, Benny Blanco, and Cashmere Cat

Jun 27, 2014

Earlier this week a female artist by the name of Ryn Weaver seemingly jumped out of nowhere, delivering a surprise pop gem called "OctaHate." More

Jun 02, 2014

Charli XCX has premiered a brand new music video featuring her standout soundtrack single "Boom Clap." More

May 15, 2014

Last night, the folks behind the film Fault in Our Stars did a promotional streaming event at Los Angeles’ YoutTube space. Among the artists to perform was Charli XCX. More

Watch: Charli XCX - “Boom Clap” Lyric Video

New Single Featured on The Fault In Our Stars Soundtrack

Apr 18, 2014

Earlier this week Charli XCX, shared a brand new piece of infectious pop with the track "Boom Clap," a song that will be included on the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Fault In Our Stars. More

Listen: Charli XCX - “Boom Clap”

Featured on The Fault In Our Stars Soundtrack

Apr 14, 2014

Currently working on the follow-up her debut album True RomanceCharli XCX, a.k.a. Charlotte Aitchison, has shared a brand new single titled "Boom Clap." More

Mar 19, 2014

As warmly as Charli XCX's 2013 debut LP, True Romance, was received by fans and critics, the English singer/songwriter wanted to streamline the writing and recording process for her follow-up album, tentatively set for June release.  More

Mar 18, 2014

Fancy” ladies Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX dropped by Late Night With Seth Meyers last night.  More

Mar 13, 2014

Currently in Austin performing at SXSW—including Under the Radar's third day party tomorrowCharli XCX has revealed that the follow-up to her debut LP True Romance will feature two high-profile collaborators: Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. More

Mar 04, 2014

Releasing her new album The New Classic later this year rapper Iggy Azalea, recently shared the record's collaborative first single "Fancy" featuring Charli XCX. More

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Day Parties to Feature Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, and Many More

Lineups Also Includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Connan Mockasin, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Thumpers, Woman's Hour, and Others

Feb 28, 2014

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our three SXSW 2014 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14. Lineups include Charli XCXEMAThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan MockasinWe Were Promised JetpacksThe Mary Onettes, Small Black, ThumpersYamantaka // Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Woman's Hour, and many others. More

Listen: Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX - “Fancy”

Featured on Azalea's New Album The New Classic

Feb 07, 2014

Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX have collaborated on a new song titled, "Fancy." More

Jan 16, 2014

We knew Charli XCX was a pop princess. (Heck, when she released True Romance we even put her on our cover.) But who knew she had a punk side? More

Nov 12, 2013

Last month Yeasayer put their own unique spin on Charli XCX's most recent standout "Superlove." More

Nov 04, 2013

With a new album already in the works to follow her debut full-length True Romance, UK pop singer Charli XCX, a.k.a. Charlotte Aitchison, has certainly been keeping herself busy of late. More

Oct 24, 2013

You don’t really know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes, right? Thanks to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Converse, you can get to know a lot of your favorite musicians.  More

Oct 16, 2013

Last month former Under the Radar cover starlet Charli XCX premiered a music video featuring a brand new single titled "Superlove." More

Sep 26, 2013

Previous cover artist Charli XCX (read the story here) may have just put out her debut album True Romance earlier this year, but that isn’t going stop her from releasing a second one soon. More

Sep 05, 2013

Last month, former Under the Radar cover artist Charli XCX postponed a string of U.S. tour dates in order to open up for Paramore on their UK jaunt. Now the electro-pop princess is prepared to make good to her North American fans.  More

Charli XCX Wrote A Song For Britney Spears

To Be Considered For Pop Star's New LP

Aug 26, 2013

Having already penned one of the biggest tracks on the Top 40 charts with Icona Pop's "I Love It," Charli XCX, a.k.a. Charlotte Aitchison, revealed she was recently approached to write a song for Britney Spears' next album. More

Charli XCX Postpones U.S. Tour Dates

Opening for Paramore in the UK

Aug 21, 2013

Announcing plans for an extensive headlining tour through the U.S. earlier this summer, UK artist Charli XCX, a.k.a. Charlotte Aitchison, has backtracked to say she won't be coming stateside as soon as fans would have hoped. More

Aug 14, 2013

Traveling across the country in support of her debut album True Romance, British pop starlet Charli XCX stopped by the offices of the AV Club where she took part in the site's ongoing Undercover Series. More

Listen: Charli XCX and J£zus Million - “Illusions Of”

Featured on Double Denim Records Compilation

Jun 26, 2013

UK girl pop artist and current Under the Radar cover star Charli XCX has debuted a brand new track titled "Illusions Of." More

Jun 19, 2013

Electro-pop princess and Under the Radar's new cover artist Charli XCX has announced plans for an extensive North American tour this fall. More

Under the Radar’s June/July Issue, Featuring Charli XCX on the Cover, is on Newsstands Now

Also Features Interviews with The National, Primal Scream, Camera Obscura vs. Lloyd Cole, Michael Shannon, Sigur Rós, Laura Marling, Tricky, and more

Jun 14, 2013

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the June/July 2013 issue, which is on newsstands now and will be out until mid-August. It features Charli XCX on the cover as well as interviews with James BlakeLaura MarlingThe NationalPrimal Scream, actor Michael ShannonSigur RósTricky, a conversation between Lloyd Cole and Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbelland much more.

Listen: Charli XCX - “Interior”

Non-Album Track From True Romance Sessions

Jun 03, 2013

British electro-pop princess Charli XCX has premiered a brand new track titled "Interior." More

May 28, 2013

British electro-pop princess Charli XCX will grace the cover of the next issue of Under the Radar (due out on stands in a few weeks). Above is a sneak preview of the cover. More

May 24, 2013

Despite the unabashed pop nature of her debut LP True Romance, UK singer Charli XCX naturally comes off as a bit of a black sheep against today's Top 40 starlets.  More

May 22, 2013

Currently on tour supporting her breakthrough debut True Romance Charli XCX performed a special in-store set at Borderline Music while in Chicago yesterday. More

May 01, 2013

Rising electro-pop princess Charli XCX will soon embark on a two-month-long tour supporting her breakthrough debut True RomanceMore

Apr 09, 2013

After riding a wave of promising singles, their girl power-infused videos, and releasing prologuing mixtape, UK pop princess Charli XCX will make her proper debut with her first full-length album True Romance. More

Apr 03, 2013

Pop princess Charli XCX has debuted a video to match her recently released single "What I Like." More

Listen: Charli XCX - “What I Like”

Off Debut Album True Romance

Mar 29, 2013

Moonshoe-wearing pop artist Charli XCX is set to release her proper debut album True Romance next month. More

Feb 26, 2013

Following her mixtape Super Ultra, UK pop artist Charli XCX has announced the arrival of her proper full-length debut, True Romance. More

Jan 10, 2013

Cyber-pop princess Charli XCX have premiered a strange mix of feminine and masculine extremes with her latest music video. More

Listen: Charli XCX - “You”

Ripped Off Radio Broadcast

Dec 18, 2012

This morning BBC Radio 1 debuted a brand new song from native electro pop princess Charli XCX. More

Nov 28, 2012

Following the giveaway of her mixtape Super UltraCharli XCX has debuted a music video for its opening track "Cloud Aura." More

Download Charli XCX’s “Super Ultra” Mixtape

Featuring Contributions From How to Dress Well, Baths, Etc.

Nov 07, 2012

Last week British goth pop princess Charli XCX shared "Cloud Aura," the first track of a recently completed mixtape. More

Oct 31, 2012

British bad girl Charli XCX returned today a sample from her forthcoming mixtape, The Super Ultra Mixtape, due out next Wednesday.  More

Aug 02, 2012

Because one video is never enough, today, Charli XCX released a second clip for her single, “You’re the One.”  More

Jul 03, 2012

British goth-pop songstress Charli XCX has debuted a fittingly dark but girlish music video for her latest single "You're the One," the title track off her recently released EP. More

May 11, 2012

On June 12, Charli XCX will release a new EP via IAMSOUND. In addition to “Nuclear Seasons” (and a pair of catchy remixes by Blood Orange and Balam Acab) the album will feature new track, “You’re The One.” She also has forthcoming tour dates.  More

Mar 17, 2012

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit fuller of electro indie pop. Erm…yeah. Pretty sure that’s how it’s supposed to go. At any rate, after a full (read: exhausting) day Under the Radar’s second SXSW day party (where every band on the bill could be dubbed a “personal favorite”) I found it in me to stagger over to Pitchfork’s showcase at the Presbyterian Church for Fiona AppleCharli XCXPurity Ring, and Grimes More

Feb 20, 2012

British Goth Goddess Charli XCX recently performed at a Red Bull session, where she pulled out new tune, “I’ll Never Know.”  More

Listen: Charli XCX - “Valentine”

Just in Case You Didn't Know What Day it Was

Feb 14, 2012

Goth-pop singer Charli XCX starting making a name for herself last year with the brooding release Stay Away, but it seems the UK upstart is clearly feeling a bit more cheerful lately if her latest release "Valentine" is any indication. More


Rose McGowan On Her Short Film, ‘Dawn,’ Her L.A. Film Festival, and Charli XCX

‘Dawn’ Plays For One-Week Engagement Alongside Films Selected By The Actress

Sep 19, 2014

Throughout her acting career, Rose McGowan has had the chance to watch and learn from the many great directors she’s worked with. Now, for the first time, McGowan has taken on the new role of director on a movie set. Her debut short film, Dawn, is set in an idyllic America of the early 1960s. A young girl, is bored with her sheltered life. She makes eyes with a good-looking at a filling station. As she lets the boy and his delinquent friends into her life, she finds the world to be a much darker place than she’d bargained for. At just 17 minutes long, it’s a strong debut; a subversive bit of old-fashioned, pop-melodrama with a scary, Blue Velvet­-esque undercurrent. More

Mar 19, 2014

As warmly as Charli XCX's 2013 debut LP, True Romance, was received by fans and critics, the English singer/songwriter wanted to streamline the writing and recording process for her follow-up album, tentatively set for June release. More

Sep 13, 2013

For Under the Radar's print cover story on Charli XCX, the English pop singer granted us two interviews. One was conducted by phone in April, minutes after she had completed soundcheck for a headlining show in London.  More

Charli XCX

This Is Me

Sep 12, 2013

It's about an hour before sunset on this May evening in Los Angeles when Charlotte Aitchison, the English pop singer known as Charli XCX, breezes through the front door of a rented Silver Lake house and announces to her tour bandmates, in an almost paternal way, that she's home. More




Neon Gold/Atlantic

Dec 15, 2014

We should all be pretty happy that Hot 100 success has done very little to change Charli XCX. After teaming up with hip-hop lightning rod Iggy Azalea for the semi-song-of-the-summer in "Fancy," it was easy to discern that the best part of that track was Charli's bratty, dramatic earworm chorus, and not the mediocre, ghostwritten rhymes from Azalea.  More

True Romance

True Romance


Apr 16, 2013

That True Romance is likely to ruffle few feathers on its release speaks volumes about the current shape of modern-day pop music. Once upon a time, such a collection of android beats and glitch-riddled melodies would have singled its creator out as a libido-led sonic provocateur. In 2013 it merely ensures Charli XCX's place in the pack. More

SXSW Day One: Sirah, Charli XCX, IO Echo, Divine Fits, and Cirque du Soleil

March 12th, 2013

Mar 18, 2013

Despite historically lacking in big-name performances, the opening night of the 27th annual SXSW delivered the goods. I kicked off my first evening out in The Lone Star State with sets from SirahCharli XCXIO EchoDivine Fits, and Cirque du Soleil. (Yes, that Cirque du Soleil.)


SXSW Recap Day 2: Fiona Apple, Charli XCX, Purity Ring, and Grimes

Mar 19, 2012

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit fuller of electro indie pop. Erm…yeah. Pretty sure that’s how it’s supposed to go.  More