ASHRR are a Synth-Pop trio from Los Angeles that released their debut self-titled EP late last year and are following up with their first full-length record called, Oscillator, on May 10th.

Their sound is described as a throwback to dark New Wave that conjures thoughts of David Bowie, Peter Murphy, Gary Numan, and newer acts like Future Islands.

Watch the video for “All Yours All Mine”

We caught up with Josh Charles, a critically acclaimed piano prodigy, guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter to ask him our patented DISARMing questions about music, travel, and life in general. This is what he shared with us.

What artists are you listening to right now?

Billie Eilish, Marvin Gaye, Talk Talk

What was the first LP/tape/CD you remember owning?

The first cassette I owned was The Police, Synchronicity and first CD was Beastie Boys, Licensed To Ill

Do you prefer Vinyl, CD, Cassettes, or streaming?

Vinyl

What are your favourite bands?

U2, Radiohead, The Police, Talking Heads, David Bowie , so many I can’t even begin to name

Why do you live where you do?

Los Angeles has the best of everything (weather, food, vibe)

What is your favourite journey?  

The next one

What’s your idea of a perfect Sunday?

Going to the farmer’s market with my wife and dog and having a nice long lunch followed by watching a movie

What essentials do you take on a plane or tour bus?

Headphones, iPad, neck pillow

What is your dream vacation if money was no object?

I’m excited to go to Spain this year for our honeymoon

What do you do with 4 hours to yourself in a new city?

Find the best food

What inspired you to take up music?

I’ve always loved music and once I started, I never looked back

What was your most memorable day job?

Selling Life Alert.

What advice should you have taken but didn’t?

Think before you speak

Who’s your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would the menu be?

Nelson Mandela , and probably a nice steak.

Who is your favourite hero of fiction?

I love Bukowski’s characters

What was the best live gig or music festival you attended (as a fan or artist)?

Desert Trip 

What are your “must” read magazines, news, websites, blogs?

Washington Post, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Consequence of Sound

Name something you consider a mind-altering work of art.

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon

What does the next 6 months look like for you?

A lot of shows with ASHRR 

Which musician rule do you agree with? Always meet your heroes or never meet your heroes?

Always meet your heroes

Thanks Josh! Check out more of ASHRR on their Bandcamp page HERE.