Monday, October 6, 2014



With a Ramones-esque beat, Charli XCX has released her latest punk/pop song that infuses an electro-dance beat along with fast  power chords.   "London Queen" marries the raw sounds of renegade punk and the colorful new wave songs of the 80s.

With her new album set to be released later this year, it was speculated, after she collaborating with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo and Vampire Weekend, that  Charli XCX would make more of a rock album, utilizing more of an aggressive sound with live instruments.

"London Queen" by Charli XCX 

But a few months ago, she's since gone back to her pop roots, telling Pop Justice, “I was making a punk album! I was over the music industry, I was over all of it. And I went to Sweden and made a punk album...but now I’ve made a pop record."

Her recent releases seem to prove the pop direction with the release of her most recent hit "Boom Clap" and "Break the Rules" which are expected to be included in the new album.

And this week, it was announced that Lorde, who is curating the upcoming "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" soundtrack, has tapped Charli XCX to include on of her songs to the album.

Currently on her North American tour, Charli XCX will hit all the major cities including New York, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

October 7- New York, NY @ Webster Hall 
October 9 - Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre 
October 10 - Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton 
October 11 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall 
October 13 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall 
October 14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
October 16 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs
October 17 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
October 18 - Dallas, TX @ Trees 
October 20 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
October 21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 
October 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre 
October 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's