Tag: chapter and verse

UPCOMING: CHAPTER AND VERSE

British rock bands are far from scarce to say the least. Amongst a plethora of bands all fighting to reach the top, there are very few that actually find a way stand out. However, when dug out among the crowd, you will find some great bands, and our newest recommendation: Chapter and Verse

Chapter and Verse bring an indistinguishable dark alt-rock power kick, spread across their current EP and single releases. With a concrete foundation in every song created by drummer Ash Morton and Bassist Jonny Hopwood, and cleverly layered guitar riffs added by Darren Gosling, the music itself already acts as cleanly executed basis. Lead vocalist Daniel Carter helps top off each track with a distinct vocal tone, helping them run forward with their atmospherically full releases. ‘The Wolves Back Home’ EP already features the bands strongest contenders ‘Slave’ and ‘The New Breed’, but also includes the slower hidden gem ‘Electric Tongues’, the more softly emotional side of Chapter and Verse yet to be released further.

Not only is their music exceptional, but their live shows are nothing to dismiss either. Everything you hear throughout their intense discography can be replicated live, if not even better than the recorded production. From fantastic harmonies to excellently exuberant stage presence, the British quartet have the whole package.

Currently leaving their mark on the British scene, the band are consistently touring, having already performed with the likes of Courage My Love and Dream State in the previous 6 months alone. Not a track that has been produced has given any indication of a let-down and it is highly anticipated that their future music will only push them further. If you don’t see or listen to Chapter and Verse now, you certainly will soon.

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GIG REVIEW – DREAM STATE – BIRMINGHAM 11/02/18

Local Birmingham openers Mindstep were first on the bill. Mindstep are your average openers as shown by most of their performance. Yes, their vibrancy was average (excluding their amazing energy filled drummer – shoutout to them for lifting the set) but otherwise it was a lacked any audience-band reciprocity and was overall a little…dull. That’s not to say all of it was. Faster dance style tracks such as Peach lifted the set from time to time, but unfortunately the performance was brought down by a lack of stage presence from their main vocalist. A good voice, no doubt, yet it almost seemed as if they were afraid on that stage, whether it was a bad night or a bout of stage fright, Mindstep had their time and took it to a reasonable extent.

Next on the local support roster was pop-rock band Layover. With a clear definition between their old and upcoming material, it’s a clear factor of which ones the band prefer. While older tracks such as ‘Stage Fright’ had their moment, it was their upcoming unreleased material that truly stole the stage for Layover. A true overflow of emotion brought some of these fluctuating newer songs to life, and it’s something we can hopefully look out for in their upcoming studio recordings too.

Yet, if somehow you didn’t notice the bands before, you certainly did now. As Chapter And Verse flew through their set, with impeccably impressive vocal harmonies, insane stage presence and exuberant tracks to match, it’s clearly portrayed as to why they were chosen to support the full length of the tour. It’s rare to see bands consistently perform with vivacious power while including three part harmonies side by side, but through every track, be it ‘Slaves’ or even newer track ‘Magazines’, Chapter and Verse were there to get your attention, and that they did excellently.

Headliners Dream State are rising through in the world of rock, maybe not enough to sell out massive rooms, but enough to have a great performance and fan base to match. Dream State do not have the largest catalogue of material to hand, with one EP (Consequences) and two singles, meaning their set was a little shorter than one may hope, however, perhaps it was their insane performance from their opener ‘Burden’ to their ending track ‘Rebuild, Recreate’ that made time fly within the venue.

Interestingly though, it wasn’t just an average band, barrier, audience show. In a true Dream State fashion, vocalist CJ took off from the stage to sing fan favourites such as ‘White Lies’ amongst the crowd and in the pit, with some of the other band members joining along from time to time. It’s one thing to perform and sing to a few on the front row, but when you get fully integrated, singing their finale Rebuild, Recreate’ on the shoulders of a friendly mosher, you know you have a band who are there for enjoyment. This radiated throughout their set, and even though the set was a little short, there were more than enough highlights to fulfil the crowd, and either way, this is definitely NOT the last we will be seeing of Dream State.

Gig rating: 4.5/5

TRACK OF THE WEEK 26/11/17 – CHAPTER AND VERSE – MAGAZINES

This weeks track of the week goes to rising alt-rock band Chapter And Verse With their new single ‘Magazines’!

Bringing along some heavy riffs and catchy hooks, ‘Magazines’ is a brilliant new single from the rising band. Make sure to check out our review of them with Courage My Love here and check out ‘Magazines’ below!

GIG REVIEW – COURAGE MY LOVE – BIRMINGHAM 21/11/17

Opening their tour in Birmingham are pop-rock band Courage My Love along with supports Chapter and Verse and local supports Mindstep and The Prophets. Continue reading “GIG REVIEW – COURAGE MY LOVE – BIRMINGHAM 21/11/17”