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 and other classic 90's trip hop 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 Feb 2020 'xskarma' released "Your Eyes", a triphop influenced IndiePop debut. 

 

In Nov 2020 'xskarma' released "Glory in Numbers" which continues in the triphop vein and features a number of local vocalists including Tammy Roylance and Ellena Grace. 

In Feb 2021 'xskarma' released "Changing"

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/