12 May 2015

Interview: Charli XCX

7:42 am on 12 May 2015

Charli XCX sits down with Music 101's Emma Smith.


Charli XCX.

Charli XCX. Photo: Unknown

Schooled in the anarchic spirit of the East London rave scene, Charli XCX has recently gone on to trouble the UK and US pop charts with her heady mix of sugar-coated pop and Ramones-referencing rock’n’roll.

She’s also just released Sucker, an album of breezy, anthemic and pretty blunt pop songs. While in town for a one-off show in Auckland, Charli talked to Music 101's Emma Smith about her rave beginnings, succinct lyric writing and synaesthesia.