The Chapman Family at Z FEST All-Dayer in Preston

Posted on - 4th May, 2013 - 9:22am | Author - | Posted in - Music, Nightlife, What's On in Preston



The Chapman Family are playing at Mad Ferret, Preston on 11 May supporting their new single release This One’s For Love and B-Side Into The Breach out on the 3 June.

The band will be taking part in the Z FEST All-Dayer at the popular music venue. Also listed to appear are ‘ten of the finest bands to ever play at Mad Ferret.’ Middleman, Brassic, Rook & The Ravens, The Laze, The Jackpot Golden Boys, India Mill, Johnny5thWheel&theCowards, White Swallow + Ivan Campo all appearing together for an amazing day of music.

The Chapman Family are a band who are no strangers to adversity. Line-up changes, false starts and a fractured music industry might have signalled the death knell for many bands before them but this has only served to galvanise the North East 5 piece who return with their first full release since the critically acclaimed ‘Cruel Britannia EP’ in 2012.

New single, This One’s For Love, represents a new side to the band, inspired by the melancholy tenderness of The Cure but with an irresistibly hopeful tone. Improbable romantics they may be but this is a song of unashamed optimism and an astonishing pop sensibility that strips away all the preconceived schmaltzy notions of a “Love Song”.

The B-side, Into The Breach, is probably their most brutal track to date and acts to reassure you that they certainly haven’t lost their bite. A soaring tirade of guitars and cut-to-the-bone vocals have already made this track a legendary live prospect, its raw impact and savage punk tone a formidable and welcome assault.

The band’s return to form was confirmed in January with a free download release Adult, which was picked up by long time supporters Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy. Showing the band at the top of their game, the subsequent anticipation for new material was palpable and the boys have exceeded even their own expectations with this new offering, the second track to be unveiled from their forthcoming second album (Autumn 2013).

Into The Breach Soundcloud

Starts 1pm with a £5 entry fee

Mad Ferret,
55 Fylde Road,
PR1 2XQ.


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