I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry Review: Charli XCX Assembles A New Band From Scratch She Doesn't Care, She Loves It

November 11, 2019
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Reviews
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Summary

I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry documents Charli XCX’s dream of putting together a rock and roll girl band — a compelling Netflix documentary series.

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Summary

I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry documents Charli XCX’s dream of putting together a rock and roll girl band — a compelling Netflix documentary series.

Netflix Documentary Series I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry will be out on the platform on November 15, 2019.


Charli XCX’s idea to assemble a band from scratch; bringing together a group of women who barely know each other, have varying personalities and have skill gaps, is daring as f–k. But let’s not mistake ourselves, Charli XCX has the audacity to make mistakes and a money pit to rely on if projects do not come to fruition. Which makes I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry oddly fascinating. It’s a dream project that could be terrible, yet if it works, it could make movements very fast.

In a Rolling Stone article on August 20th, 2019, Charli XCX states that she wants Nasty Cherry to be “the biggest band in the world, a band I would have wanted to listen to and have been inspired by when I was 15”. Her statement is very label-executive-like, but when you are first introduced to her assembled group of women, you understand the energy she is offering — a girl band that offers that rock & roll type energy. There’s a quirkiness about it, and you realize that each personality complements another. Charli XCX is relaxed with her project, but it’s difficult not to raise your eyebrows at the Netflix series, especially after their first rocky jam session.

I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry documents Nasty Cherry’s target to release their first single. Charli XCX is looking for a fast-tracked, shortcutting way to give the public her vision. The band is introduced to the world on the red carpet before a launch party — the environment put on the group is a pressure-cooker, forcing them to become a family and jam quicker. It’s a concept that is easy to be cynical about but you cannot help but watch the progress. The Netflix series relies on your cynicism to see how this band unravels to a larger world than they are used to. Having a famous star platform your image to the world must be overwhelming. Creating this band is a dream for the singer, but also a social experiment.

And you can sense the anxiety; Georgia Somary, the lead bassist, was new to her instrument. Charli XCX picked her purely due to the fact she is talented and hones in her creative aspects quicker than most. Of course, with the pressure and the instant social media momentum, I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry provides plenty of disagreements and tense drama. It’s a reality documentary series that is made for a fall-out. It’s easy-to-watch TV.

Netflix Documentary Series I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry is a must-watch, and you never know, once you’ve watched it, Nasty Cherry may have gained a new fan.

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