Brit-pop nonchalance, killer 60’s choruses and arena sized rock and roll.
Review by Callum Vickers
The Chase are an Indie unit from Nottingham that flourish in a fusion of Brit-pop nonchalance, killer 60’s choruses and arena sized rock and roll that all comes together to form a truly unique sound. This is all the more evident in their newest release, ‘Death of me’, The band’s first release on new label Golden Robot Records.
Inspired by the streets from which they were raised, The Chase came to exist at a young age, with Tyler Heaney (Vocals), his younger brother Dion (Drums) and their cousin Luke Childs (Bass) picking up their instruments at the ages of 10, 8 and 11 respectively. Schoolmate James Cahill (Keys) joined later on to take the family trio to a quartet and really complete the band. With their music having been featured on Hollyoaks and BBC Introducing it goes to show that their hard work since an early age has really paid off.
‘Death of me’ kicks off with a cheerful key progression reminiscent of Three Dog Night’s massive 60’s hit ‘One’ that serves to give the track an instant feel-good vibe. However, it is Tyler’s suave vocals that really draw you in with a voice that embodies confidence and charisma. What follows is a catchy, toe-tapping hook that speaks to those who have ever been unlucky in love, with “who needs love?” repeated over and over again.
What especially makes this tune distinctive is the inclusion of a stellar brass section that culminates with, in Tyler’s words “a mega trumpet solo”. The Chase’s front-man also had this to say, “It’s a very personal song to me and it speaks of a hard time I went through last year. I felt the need to jot it all down and out came ‘Death of Me’. I’m really proud of how the track turned out in the end”
It’s safe to say it’s been a mad couple of months for The Chase, with a string of sold-out headline gigs and festival appearances already under their belts, as well as their recent signing to Golden Robot Records, it appears as though these lads have no desire to slow it down any time soon.
You can catch The Chase on the ‘This Feeling’ stage this September at Isle of Wight festival.