BIOGRAPHY

'Drummer/Producer/Songwriter from Bristol, UK.

 

Creating a textured blend of soul and trip hop, driven by quirky retro funk inspired beats.

 

Filtered out drum grooves, wobbly synth pads and deep punchy bass lines form the bed for many of my tracks.  Much of what I write is inspired by bands like Portishead, Massive Attack, Zero 7 & other classic triphop bands. 

Having played drums in lots of bands around the Bristol scene, I started recording local bands and I have recorded and produced many local south west bands.

 

In 2019 I started to get more interested in writing my own music, and started releasing my own tracks.
I love collaborating with other artists, and I am always looking for interesting projects :-)

Releases to date...

 

2020

Feb - "Your Eyes", a triphop influenced IndiePop debut. 

Nov - "Glory in Numbers" an album which continues in the triphop vein and features a number of local vocalists including Tammy Roylance and Ellena Grace

 

2021

Feb - "Changing" a song that highlights the impending Climate Crisis. This song helped raise money for a tree planting campaign in Uganda. It features the beautiful vocals of Jodie Mellor a local Bristol artist.

 

July - "See It Through' a collaboration with the amazing Frannie B.  This is a more Pop influenced EP with lots of groove :-)

Sept - "Tragic" a song about Women’s Rights, this track features the amazing vocals of Tammy Roylance.

 

Nov - "Lose Control"  inspired by a DJ Food track called 'Dark Lady'. Dark and pumping :-)

2022

Feb -  "Darkest Hour"  a haunting ode to the people of Aghanistan in their Darkest Hour. It features the amazing vocals of 'glasscat'.

May - "Despots Dream" a gritty narrative about Putin's dream to overrun Ukraine, and steal their oil. This track features the brilliant haunting vocals of Maria Milewska another local Bristol artist.

 

Press

 

Volatile Weekly news

https://volatileweekly.com/2021/11/xskarma-release-new-single-tragic/

 

Entertainment Now interview

https://entertainment-now.com/2021/11/qa-with-xskarma-after-the-release-of-their-new-single-tragic/

 

Music of the Future playlist

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWv8rWWM_mn/

 

Subba Cultcha

https://www.subba-cultcha.com/reviews/4074

 

Daily Advent https://www.dailyadvent.com/news/e9e2e6b451ecde41079cc774b1188fa3-XSKARMA-RELEASE-NEW-SINGLE-TRAGIC

 

Tinnitist Monday mixtape

https://tinnitist.com/2021/11/22/monday-mixtape-side-2-52-songs-to-get-you-started/

 

Skope Magazine 

https://skopemag.com/2021/11/22/skopemag-news-monday-november-22-2021-12-pm-est

 

Ihouseu

https://ihouseu.com/xskarmas-tragic-inspired-by-the-plight-of-the-women-of-afghanistan/

 

Broke Girl In The City

https://brokegirlinthecity.com/interview-with-xskarma/
 

Student Pages feature
https://www.studentpages.biz/xskarma-on-their-latest-release-changing/

 

Music of the Future playlist

MusicOTFutureSoundcloudPlaylistMix #93 by MusicOTFuture | Music OTFuture | Free Listening on SoundCloud

 

Newsbreak

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2171587591608/xskarma-new-single-changing-cool-music-to-cool-the-planet

Authority Magazine
https://medium.com/authority-magazine/charlie-grimsdale-of-xskarma-5-things-we-must-do-to-inspire-the-next-generation-about-a2bcc3072b89

Thrive Global 

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/charlie-grimsdale-of-xskarma-plant-some-trees/

Subba Cultcha single review 

https://www.subba-cultcha.com/reviews/3684

Music Insider single review 

https://musicinsiderglobal.com/2021/03/xskarma-releases-new-single-changing/

Press Party
https://www.pressparty.com/pg/newsdesk/MatrixPromotions/view/245008/?isworld=y

Vents Magazine
https://ventsmagazine.com/2021/03/01/xskarma-release-new-single-changing

Gigsoup News
https://gigsoupmusic.com/pr/xskarma-new-single-changing-cool-music-to-cool-the-planet/

Gigsoup Feature
https://gigsoupmusic.com/pr/take-5-xskarma/