MONEY have always been a little bit special.
The Manchester outfit craft songs that fill an unusual amount of space, breaking musical rules while carrying a huge amount of aural weight.
Guitarist Charlie Coxedge is a crucial part of that. Each guitar line feels expertly placed, fusing together various strands of dream pop and shoegaze into one blissful whole.
In his spare time the musician develops his own solo pieces, twisting and turning those guitar notes into highly individual sculptures.
Debut album 'Cloisters' is incoming via Bella Union, available digitally and on limited vinyl from May 26th.
Recorded at various points in two Liverpool studios, every single note on the record was played by Charlie himself. He explains:
"I’ve always been a bit of a collector of effects pedals, and have used them subtly within MONEY to enhance our sound, both on record and live – making loops, drones etc – but with this solo work I really get to expand on that, and a lot of the music comes from playing around with different sounds."
New cut 'Be' airs first on Clash, and it's a wonderfully subtle piece of music, deceptively simple in its execution. Charlie tells us:
"The origins of 'Be' come from the initial period where I was first playing around with making music by myself. I was experimenting with layers, textures, different sounds and loops, and working out what was possible both physically for me in a live sense, and sonically from the instruments available at the time. Of course, the music wouldn't have lasted if it didn't also evoke some sort of emotional response, which is ultimately the most important aspect for me."
Tune in now.