Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop
Tarik, Jiz, Pete & Michela.
The Wombats, LCD Soundsystem, Passion Pit, The Strokes, The Rapture
Unearthed artists we like
Chase City have spent the last 3 months writing and recording. The band has worked at Studios 301 & Sing Sing Studios with producer Magoo creating an album. New single 'Don't Wait' sees the band move in a new direction channeling the alt dance vibes of bands such as LCD Soundsystem, New Order, Hot Chip & The Rapture. Don't Wait is a synth laden track with wiry guitars, frantic vocals and a sense of urgency that sets it apart from Chase City's old material and marks the start of a new chapter for the band.
New track 'Surrounded' out August.
Chase City are a Tasmanian surf rock band and they'll be unleashing their catchy tunes and wonderfully sunny guitar hooks at Falls in Marion Bay on December 31st. Congrats, Tarik, Michael, Peter, and Jed!
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
Chase City originally started as a different project with a similar line-up. After becoming Chase City we did a run of shows around Hobart before settling in to record our debut EP. We spent a lot of time in the studio where we laid down our tracks and have slowly started to find the sound we want to pursue. You’re one of the winners of our Falls Festival competition. What can Falls punters in Marion Bay expect from the Chase City live show?
You’re one of the winners of our Falls Festival competition. What can Falls punters in Marion Bay expect from the Chase City live show?
We try to make our live show as lively and energetic as possible. We don't like taking ourselves too seriously and love performing live, our singer (Tarik) may thrown in a sneaky backflip during the set...is that even allowed?
What are you most looking forward to about the festival?
Being Tasmania's premier music festival, all of us have attended Falls yearly and are looking forward to experiencing a world class festival from a different perspective! And obviously looking forward to some great music and seeing some of our favourite acts perform live.
What are your plans for Chase City in 2014?
Over the next 2 weeks we are doing a bunch of shows at home in Tassie and then heading off to the mainland to do some shows along the east coast of the country! After that we will be looking to tee-up with a producer and lay down some more tracks and look to evolve our sound and see where things go!
If you had to make one new year's resolution, what would it be?
I'm really bad with new year's resolutions but maybe eat less KFC? I think we all indulge in too much fast food especially while we are away!
Australian music is…?
What you make it. I think it's easy for people to overlook local Australian acts but I think there is a bit of everything going on here and it takes only an hour of trawling through SoundCloud or Unearthed to find some incredible music. I really love the Australian music culture at the moment and as an independent aspiring band, I could not think of any other place to be playing our music!View Profile Hide Interview