A Chester five-piece which specialises in atmospheric experimental rock and innovative live shows has got big plans for 2014.
Chemistry Lane kick off a busy year ahead by supporting label-mates 65daysofstatic at The Live Rooms on Tuesday, January 14, with another show at Telford’s Warehouse on Thursday, January 30.
Singer and guitarist Simon Jones said: “We are immensely proud and excited to be supporting 65daysofstatic and are currently arranging gigs for 2014 across the country. Victoria Warehouse Records are also organising a tour for the bands on the label to take place later in the year.
“We hope to continue to play with bands of this calibre and are putting our efforts into producing three unique music videos, as well as recording our debut album for the label for early autumn.”
The five friends from Chester self-released two EPs before being signed to Manchester label Victoria Warehouse Records in April, 2013.
Label founder Danny Hambrook offered to sign them shortly after they got off stage at the launch gig of their second EP.
“There was no bigger compliment for our set and the hard work we'd put in than signing with a label committed to alternative artists,” Simon said.
The band’s eclectic taste in music - ranging from electronica to indie rock - provides the inspiration for their ‘experimental’ style, which Simon describes as ‘thick walls of sound, groove and hypnotic melody’.
Simon is optimistic about the city’s music scene: “With the emergence of new venues like The Live Rooms, as well as the drive of individual promoters and bands themselves, the music scene has probably never been in a healthier position to push itself kicking and screaming further afield from that of pub-band culture.
“Chester in the past has felt consigned to the realms of small city syndrome, but getting to know some of the people involved in putting on interesting nights or bands who favour the alternative, gives you a sense of hope that Chester can continue to expand in this vein.”
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