Exciting times ahead for Chalky Seas
PUBLISHED: 10:02 18 March 2016
In the latest of our In Tune features in the The Guide, profiling the music scene, reporter SIMON WARD speaks to Chalky Seas.
Newly formed Lowestoft four piece Indie- folk band, Chalky Seas, have just released their debut EP- CAVALIER. Their sound has been described as having ‘gypsy-esque’ style strumming patterns and a ‘rootsy tone’, all performed and recorded using a totally DIY approach.
Q: Where does your name originate from?
A: The idea first came around when discussing the topic that we wanted something that can be related to our home town of Lowestoft. We instantly thought of the sea and after a few combinations we had settled on ‘Chalky Seas’.
Q: Who’s in the band?
A: Tony Poole – Vocals & Guitar; Dougie Archer – Guitar & Vocals; Joe Altham – Bass & Vocals; Bob Harper-Nunny – Drums.
Q: How did you meet?
A: All four members have all spent extensive time playing in and around the local music scene. So we met either from previous bands being on the same show line-ups or even, in two cases, actually being in the same bands together beforehand.
Q: Who are you biggest influences?
A: Some of our influences are obvious in the way we write and perform however some are not. Here are a few of our biggest – Dry The River, Bears Den, Sunset Suns, Hippo Campus, Kodaline and Matt Corby.
Q: What can people expect at a Chalky Seas’ gig?
A: A laid back performance yet still with the fundamentals of a good band laced with easily relatable lyrics you can chirp along to until your hearts content.
Q: Can you tell us about your new EP?
A: Our four track debut EP is titled ‘CAVALIER’ and will be released on March 3rd at a very special BBC introducing gig at The Open in Norwich. To keep the EP as organic and traditional as folk music comes these days, we have taken the route of a D.I.Y EP. Everything you see and hear is completely made by us. All built and grown in a terrace house in Lowestoft. All of the tracks will be featured in our sets amongst many others that are currently ‘unreleased’.
Q: Where can people catch you live?
A: Our first gig is at The Open in Norwich for BBC introducing which also happens to be a low key EP launch gig for us. However that is just the start for us from there we look to broaden our horizons, hopefully finding a UK support tour and showcasing our sound all over the UK.
Q: Where can readers listen to your material?
A: Upon the ‘CAVALIER’ EP release, readers will be able to buy physical copies of the album and merchandise at any of our gigs. They will also be able to find it on all music platforms such as: iTunes, Playstore, Soundcloud, Youtube and Spotify.
For further information visit: www.facebook.com/chalkyseas.
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