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.

Mobilise, their latest track is a pocket anthem, coming in at under two minutes it features dirty guitars, around the world drums and a few Modern Lovers-esque synth breaks completed by a vocal by Dee taking on the persona of a 'very cross' Boudica somewhere near Norwich a couple thousand years ago. Seriously.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

31 Jul 2017

Triple J
35

Those big washes of synth make easy bedfollows with those guitar bursts. Real tasty

Those big washes of synth make easy bedfollows with those guitar bursts. Real tasty

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

16 May 2017

Triple J
35

Does your name derive from the Monopoly game? haha I just read your bio and I love your ideology. I like that you like to keep things interesting and I can definitely hear this through your music. It's got a bunch of great quirky parts that come together really, really well.

Does your name derive from the Monopoly game? haha I just read your bio and I love your ideology. I like that you like to keep things interesting and I can definitely hear this through your music. It's got a bunch of great quirky parts that come together really, really well.

Review

Review by Jimmy Russell Jimmy Russell

07 Sep 2018

Super Reviewer
40

please see Mr. Monopoly, your $200 is ready to be collected

please see Mr. Monopoly, your $200 is ready to be collected