"Now one of the UK’s rawest female rock musicians" Time Out
“You will never be as cool as Charlotte Church” The Line of Best Fit
"Think you know Charlotte Church? Think again" Clash
"(EP ONE) takes another step pushing her Voice of an Angel image of old into memory, and mixes strident, melodic rock with more electronic-influenced sounds" The Quietus
"An orchestral fusion of Kate Bush, Bjork and Radiohead" The Observer
"Musical, abstract but focused. The surprise of Austin for me" BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens
Charlotte Church has earned critical acclaim for the first three records from her ambitious, five-EP series - and the forthcoming releases of EPs FOUR and FIVE will confirm that "The Voice of an Angel" has spread her wings and found her true voice.
The multiple-award-winning star's 15 years experience at the top of the music industry, selling 10 million records before the age of 16; performing for the likes of the Queen, Pope John Paul II, Prince Charles and Bill Clinton and feeding her eclectic passion for diverse musical genres have all come to fruition in the bold EP series, which demonstrate her depth and self-assurance as an independent singer-songwriter.
No longer a puppet in the music industry machine, Church has finally taken control, writing and recording at her home studio with her band and in-house producer/engineer Gethin John and self-releasing her raw and edgy EPs - titled ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR and FIVE - through her own record label, Alligator Wine.
Church's rebirth as alternative Indie chanteuse and her masterful wrangling of diverse styles, from prog-rock and classical to indie, dance and jazz fusion have seen her hailed as "the UK's rawest female rock musician" by Time Out and drawn comparisons to Kate Bush, Radiohead and Bjork from titles like The Observer.
She will release the eagerly awaited FOUR in January, preceded by a single release and music video - and explains: "The fourth EP is a party! Some of it is me and the band inventing a new genre, which is like futuristic driving music. We call it cruise-wave."
This will be followed by the final piece of the musical jigsaw, EP FIVE in Spring 2013.
She is also using her wealth of experience to showcase and support Welsh acts, with the launch of music publishing company, See Monkey Songs (SMS) with business partner and manager Rhiannon Morgan-Bell and SMS Director, Aimee Jade Hayes.
Church says: “It has been a mutual goal of ours to set up some sort of infrastructure for the music industry in Wales, which is really lacking, considering the amount of talent we have.
“It has to start here and some people have to take the initiative and build the infrastructure around it to give music from Wales a platform. While there are many good businesses and initiatives going on around the scene currently, in our experience, much of it is segmented.
"So we’re trying to build a platform where we can bring it all together for the common good. It makes sense for lots of creative people to know each other and have easy access to each other. Whether that’s between songwriters, producers, remixers, whatever it may be, we hope to create a little family of people who all know each other, who all know each other’s strengths and capabilities."
Church burst back onto the music scene last year, with a triumphant North American tour, which saw her first ever appearance at SXSW, followed by a UK tour, which included London’s Scala.
This is the next, exciting chapter in Church's dazzling and varied career, which has soared since her big break singing Andrew Lloyd Webber's Pie Jesu over the phone on This Morning at the age of 11 and came full circle when Webber chose her to be a judge on BBC's West End Revival Show, Over the Rainbow.
The star also conquered the small screen, with her own Channel 4 chat show, The Charlotte Church Show - her humorous sketches on the programme earned her a British Comedy Award for ‘Best Female Comedy Newcomer’ the 'Funniest TV Personality’ award at Loaded Magazine's LAFTA awards and even a nomination for Rose d'Or's ‘Special Award for Best Entertainer.’
And she made her first film appearance in Ron Howard's BAFTA and Academy Award-winning film, A Beautiful Mind, singing All Love Can Be at the end of the movie.
She is also patron of the charity The Topsy Foundation UK, helping to raise awareness and funds for its work to support rural communities in South Africa, empowering people infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS, through medical care, social support and skills development.