Hailing from the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Charlie Threads’ quick introduction to the bubbling new wave of rappers in Australia came via 90sRD members Baro and Marcus.
In 2015, Charlie linked up with young Melbourne producer/ESESE keyboardist Mitch Graunke. Together they began work on Palm Trees In Graveyards.
Released in 2016 the 12-track mixtape caused quite the stir with the jazz-influenced boom-bap production canvassing his leap from young adolescence; leading to a packed show at Boney alongside Manu Crook$ and Nasty Mars.
“Being a child is full of wonder yet, we are told that wonder will disappear when we grow older – in reality, we never stop questioning.” – Charlie Threads
Late 2016 saw a change of pace, linking with burgeoning Melbourne producer Alice Ivy – dropping a verse on a song titled “Get Me A Drink. Hitching on for the ride in 2017, the Triple J supported track took him to Groovin’ the Moo, Splendour In Grass & Listen Out Festival – guesting on all of Alice Ivy’s sets.
2018 marks a new era for Charlie Threads, with new music created alongside long-time collaborator Vince Cheng, producer Cam Bluff (Illy, Allday & Amy Shark) and Allan McConnell (Dylan Joel) delving deeper into his personal life and story.
His new track Questions pulls back the curtain on boyhood emotion and adult insecurity. Juxtaposing modern vocal production and organic instrumentation. Questions is out today, you can stream it below.