BEAT Magazine anointed them the "Band to Watch” - your chance to find out why has finally has arrived.
The trio's line-up; Christopher James (Guitar, Vocals), Stephanie Jane (Bass, Vocals) and Braiden Mann (Drums) - may have only been cemented in 2016, but their on-stage dynamic is that of a seasoned band whose main purpose it to connect with any audience it is privileged to play for.
The Quarters' tight and captivating live presence is backed by a substantial sound not usually associated with three pieces.
The Chaos EP is no different. Recorded at Melbourne's Hot House Studio with Jez Giddings (Ash Grunwald, Clowns, The Living End, Dallas Crane, Kingswood) in the production seat, it is their most honest release to date.
The first single and title track is an invasive, straight-to-the-point mover and shaker. Other standouts include the melancholic and sure-fire live favourite All My Friends, the haunting Bottom of the Bottle with Stephanie Jane's hypnotic vocals at its core, and Submarine which blends The Quarters' bold sound with a dash of swing and groove.
The release is the follow up to 7-inch single Mr Harry Piggins which saw the band headline a national tour. The song was described as a "galloping rocker" with "a 00's Brit-rock influence" by Triple J Unearthed music director Dave Ruby Howl. It charted at No.1 on the Triple J Unearthed Rock Chart (2015) where it became an Unearthed Airplay staple for several weeks.
The journey towards Chaos has taken The Quarters to stages all over Australia supporting the likes of Grinspoon (“These guys could really go far” – Phil Jamison, Grinspoon front man, Herald Sun), Hoodoo Gurus, Screaming Jets, You Am I, Calling All Cars, British India, Little Birdy and Gyroscope while headlining at Melbourne live music institutions such as Cherry Bar, Revolver and Ding Dong Lounge.
Chaos will be supported by an Australian tour as well as the band's first international dates.