Chakra Efendi Shares Anthemic New Single, 'Waste Of Space' and Announces Mucho Bravado as New Management
Chakra Efendi emerges with an anthem for the disconnected, 'Waste of Space', premiering via Laundry Echo this week.
Having already amassed a dedicated following in far-reaching corners of the internet, prolific 18-year-old wunderkind Charkra Efendi shares his first official release, 'Waste of Space'. Attracting strems of 100k+ on a series of demos on SoundCloud, Chakra Efendi's uniquely forthcoming, noise-tinged brand of lo-fi pop has been steadily connecting with pockets of fans around the globe. Coming to further attention last year with a collaborative track with Memo Boy, 'Insomniac', the Brisbane based artist's characteristic sullen-yet-uplifting soundscape meets heavy-lidded lyricism in this debut, 'Waste of Space'.
"I wrote 'Waste of Space' during a part of my life that I was experiencing dissociation for the first time. I was completely oblivious and uneducated as to what it was that I was feeling". Chakra explains. A seldom acknowledged topic often disregarded as a symptom of approaching adulthood, the track traces "a very confusing time where my world was a constant blur of artificial people and scenarios that seemed as if they had been written as the plot for a bad sitcom."
Charka Efendi expands to a four=piece live, consisting of Marli Smales (bass), Thomas Hobbs (guitar) and Fin Marx (drums) and in their short existence, the band have supported the likes of GUM, Crywank, Good Boy, I Know Leopard, These New South Whales and featured on bills for Gizzfest, Mountain Goat Valley Crawl and Against The Grain festivals. If a debut single wasn't exciting enough, he can now add a manager to his team, in the form of Mucho Bravado's own Aisling Kissane. Garnering a reputation as a must-see live act and with more music on the way, 2018 will witness the burgeoning sonic coming-of-age of Chakra Effendi.
Chakra Efendi's 'Was of Space' is OUT NOW! You can check it out below. If you like what you hear, you can catch him on Sat 14 April at The Foundry, Brisbane for the Flowertruck Mostly Sunny Album Launch w/ Sleepclub: TICKETS here.