On the eve of their Futuresound competition appearance we catch up with Chambers to see what secrets lie within
It's that festival time of the year again and that brings with it the Futuresound and Centre Stage competitions for a place to play at Leeds and Reading Festival. Both feature many of the best of the current crop of Leeds bands and this year is certainly no exception.
We caught up with Chambers, one of our personal favourites for this year's Futuresound competition. Aeris Houlihan (guitars and vocals) and Ellie Churchill (drums) met when they both played in Hero, an earlier pop project. During their time in that band they become 'like magnets' and found themselves hanging around together during rehearsals and discovered a shared love of music and horror movies. When Ellie decided it was time to move on to a new project then Aeris was the first to apply to her recruitment ad.
Chambers, whose recruitment drive ended at two members, deliver a 'full on growl' of a sound and capture their love of horror movies in their lyrics. Describing their song writing process as 'capturing that feeling you get when you watch or do something out of the ordinary', they wrap a sound around the feeling and develop lyrics that come from the viewpoint of whoever is at the heart of the story. Their love of horror movies is a constant source of inspiration and comes through strongly in songs like "It Follows".
The name Chambers continues the dark aesthetic and was chosen for it's sense of mystery. The secrets contained within the Chambers are constant fuel for new songs. Their first single release "Love Songs" is a towering slab of sleezy rock loveliness.
With the release of "Disappear", due to follow in early August and already receiving great reviews, they are generating a lot of interest. They are also working on their sound with Greenmount Studios, who they describe as an like having an extra band member. The beginning of an album are already taking shape.
You can catch the Chambers experience during the Futuresound Competition at The Wardrobe on 30th June and at their single launch for "Disappear" at Verve Bar on July 30th.
You can also now listen to the new single, 'Disappear' which is out on Warren Records