Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Broadcast, Charlie Hilton, Brian Eno, Stereolab, Waxahatchee, Kraftwerk


band members

Adem K: gtr, voc; Leroy 6: bass voc; Professor Peter Yuncken: oscillators, voc; Dee: percussion, guitar fx, voc; Marcus D: drums


Influences

Krautrock, Vintage Synths, Chariots Of The Gods


Bio

The Community Chest's first release was 2013's "Top Of The Hour" on Gun Fever Records. Now sold out of it's pressing, it is full of hooks and twists, drawing musical influences from the murky past to the shiny present.

What followed was an extraordinary run of gigs including supports for Sebadoh, Shonen Knife, Za!, They Might Be Giants, Ratatat, The Basics (Gotye!) and local festivals WAM, BOFO and RTRFM's prestigious In The Pines.

They squeezed out a futuristic folk EP called "Make your decision now and live with it forever" in late 2015. Mixed in London by Paul Tipler (producer of Stereolab, mixer of Broadcast), it's a move towards an off the cuff, improvised approach and a penchant for danceable komische rhythms.

The Community Chest have been busy working on an album to follow 2015's Make Your Decision Now EP. Shorter songs, minimal arrangements and (more) deliberately ambiguous lyrics.

The band are set to release their next E.P. Concrete featuring the song Reflections Through Corrugations, a down tempo but catchy excursion using the mythical Doggerland as a metaphor for a past life and the relationships inherent within it.