A Gen-Z icon in the making, today’s set at Reading plants a flag for an artist getting ready to evolve into something much, much bigger.
Words: Finlay Holden.
Photos: Frances Beach.
Having just come off stage performing ‘Dancefloor’ with collaborators NOISY, Charlotte Plank steps up to a bustling BBC Intro crowd to show off bangers of her own. An experimental approach to the pop and dance genres drives relentless momentum for a fanbase that clearly thrives on the unique fusion.
Drum’n’bass sounds and energy sit at the core of her singles to date, including the high-tempo highlight ‘L.S.D. (Love So Damaged)’ and pulsating debut ‘Hate Me’. Laying down a solid foundation for Plank to take to the forefront and show off on-point vocals and pure charisma, she only stops to discuss upcoming single ‘Lights’, needlessly encouraging her audience to live in the moment.
Suave pit-starter ‘Rave Out’ concludes the all too short set. Still in her early days but having already collaborated with the likes of Rudimental and Skepsis, it is clear that peers are recognising her talent as much as the crowds. A Gen-Z icon in the making, today’s set at Reading plants a flag for an artist getting ready to evolve into something much, much bigger. “I’ll see you next time on a bigger stage, yeah?” she poses. It doesn’t feel like an empty promise.