Charlie ASH debuted on the New Zealand music scene with their saucy synth-humping turbo-pop fuelled EP Can Can (2007). Forming out of a mutual love for lavish costumes and theatrical stage shows, the kooky quartet's rise has been swift, securing gigs alongside acts such as Juliette Lewis and The Licks. Charlie ASH is turning up on international radars, with one British reviewer raving: "Real retro synths merged with polarizing guitars and gut-wrenching yet sensitive vocals. These girls/guys rock."
Winning Best Overall Video at the 2006 Radio Active Handle the Jandal Music Video Awards, Charlie ASH certainly made a splash with their debut video by director Sally Tran. The delightfully ramshackle clip for the raunchy number channels the DIY fantasy spirit of Michel Gondry as Rosie Riggir and the band inhabit a CASH-in-wonderland world of cardboard and cellophane sets, animation and colour. Caution: contains fondling of oversized instruments.